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Empower Behavioral Health Acquires Including Kids

Empower Behavioral Health (“EBH”), a clinic-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy treatment for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, announced in June 2022 that it has acquired Including Kids, another ABA clinic offering services in the Greater Houston area. The acquisition, which closed on May 31, 2022, will allow EBH to expand its ABA therapy treatment and accelerate its expansion of the company in the Greater Houston area.

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About Including Kids

On April 21, 2003, Including Kids, Inc. opened its doors with the goal of serving children with autism and related disorders using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

We continue to expand services to meet the needs of the community. Currently we serve clients ages 2-30 through full-time & part-time programming, after school classes, parent training, autism friendly community events, adult seminars, babysitter training courses, workshops on various topics, young adult programming including vocational training, and more. 

We have multiple paths to inclusion and all of our clients are included in the community to the extent that best fits their needs and abilities. We have partnerships with many inclusion programs where our children are included with typical peers. We also shape the skills of children who are ready to be included in typical classrooms. 

Our Programs

Including Kids admits individuals of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available by the company. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial programs, and other organization-administered programs.

All of our programs are based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and each client receives an Individualized Treatment Plan addressing their specific needs.  There is one licensed behavior analyst overseeing 6-8 cases.  Our program is Nationally Recognized as a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence in the state of Texas and accepts ages 2-30 of all functioning levels.

Including Kids has served over one thousand families through various service offerings including:

  • Full-time Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programming

  • CCI Young Adult Program

  • After-School Programs – Please see our after-school page for a list of groups offered

  • Community Outreach Initiatives FREE to the public (i.e. Parents Night Out, Autism Friendly

  • Events, Babysitter’s Course, Saturday Workshops, Lunch & Learns)

  • Behavioral Therapy Consultation or Assessment

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We envision a world where all children are given the chance to be included. By fostering an environment built on the mantra, “instruct, inspire, include,” the goal of our dedicated staff and supportive community is to create a truly inclusive society where involvement and awareness act as that last puzzle piece in our complete picture: a welcoming world where every child is given the opportunity to succeed.