Child Study Center

Our History

In 1962, community leaders recognized the need for a state-of-the-art facility for individuals with developmental disabilities where they could receive high-quality services under one roof. This vision lead to the creation of the
Child Study Center. The Child Study Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Impact

Since its establishment, the Child Study Center has served more than 250,000 children and their families. Assessments, treatment and education are provided by highly-trained professionals. Each year, CSC serves approximately 2,200 children from 6 Texas counties and 7 states. These children generate about 12,000 visits annually to CSC. Through the Children’s Care Fund, CSC assists families from all backgrounds and socio-economic levels, with 74% of children served from low- to moderate-income households.

Our Services

Robert W. Decker Developmental Pediatrics

  • Doctors and nurses trained in sub-specialty developmental pediatrics
  • PhD level psychologists provide assessments
  • Serving children birth to age twenty-one
  • Doctors utilize more than 130 diagnoses to identify specific developmental disabilities, the most common include ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental delays

Behavior Analysis Department

  • Specialists trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, the only evidence-based and scientifically proven method
  • Therapeutic opportunities for children ages 3 to 8 with autism
  • Intervention and therapy for problem behavior
  • Family training to mitigate problem behavior at home

Jane Justin School

  • Individualized classroom instruction for students ages 3 to 12 with developmental or behavioral disabilities
  • Cutting-edge, scientifically validated teaching techniques
  • Low student-to-teacher ratios (7-to-1 or less)
  • Teach skills to help students be successful in traditional settings

Our Goals

  • Raise awareness of developmental and behavioral disabilities and advocate for the families of children affected
  • Grow national prominence as a Center of excellence
  • Foster community partnerships and raise funds to support our mission to serve children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities

Child Study Center

1300 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76102