Child Study Center (Fort Worth, TX)


  • Name:Tyler Maryak
  • Title:Grants Manager

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Study Center
  • Address:1300 West Lancaster Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:8173902808

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  • Mission:
  • Child Study Center provides children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities the highest quality diagnosis, treatment, and education to help them achieve their full potential.

  • Overview:
  • The Child Study Center consists of three components, each administering diagnoses and treatments critical in addressing the needs of children with developmental or behavioral disabilities. Each department offers multiple services, some of which are alarmingly under-provided in the region, which can be employed based on each child’s needs.
    The Robert W. Decker Developmental Pediatrics Department is comprised of Developmental Pediatrics, Psychological Services, and the Child Development Clinic. Developmental Pediatrics provides highly specialized diagnosis and treatment from sub-specialty trained physicians or nurse practitioners. Treatment recommendations range from speech and occupational therapy to medication management. Children can be seen up to twenty-one years of age for observation to ensure that a child’s full potential is reached. Psychological Services houses specialized PhD-level clinicians who provide testing and observation services in order to reach a proper diagnosis. Using this information, psychologists can offer recommendations for therapeutic interventions including individual or family therapy. The Child Development Clinic provides assessments for children who are experiencing delays using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2). Insight gained from the ADOS-2 allows psychologists to provide families with treatment recommendations and community resources that would be of benefit to the child. Such recommendations may include referral to Developmental Pediatrics at the Child Study Center.
    The Behavior Analysis Department is comprised of the Behavior Disorders Clinic and Autism Services. The Behavior Disorders Clinic maintains a focus on helping families effectively manage problem behaviors through training in scientifically validated methods. Through this program, parents are encouraged to actively implement the prescribed treatment procedures at home and to track their child’s progress in order to make any minor adjustments that may be necessary. The use of behavior-specific praise and appropriate implementation of effective behavior modification are among the clinics many topics of instruction. Autism Services uses science based ABA methods with a focus on children diagnosed with autism. One-on-one, full-day treatments ranging from two to five days a week will guide families through individualized treatment goals using trial teaching and naturalistic intervention approaches. These approaches emphasize focusing on a selected target skill or behavior and teaching the skills in sequential "broken down" parts, culminating in the merger of individual skills to accomplish an overarching goal. Goals typically include increasing desirable behavior and decreasing problem behavior, improving social and self-help skills, and, for higher functioning children, instruction in academic settings.
    The Jane Justin School is comprised of five classrooms which collectively cover eight instructional levels, preschool through sixth grade. Whereas standard academic environments measure a child’s grasp of a subject within a fixed timeframe and rate them on a scale from A to F, the Jane Justin School instructs all students to mastery of the subject with little regard to time. With help from parents, an individualized education plan is created for each student and updated on a weekly basis. The number of skills mastered per week allows parents to track their child’s success and an award ceremony is held periodically where students are recognized for their accomplishments. In the Jane Justin School, educators strive to make each child feel the same pride in the achievement of their goals, regardless of time. Each classroom is named by color with room assignments being loosely made by age in three year spans. The Yellow Room is staffed by a certified lead teacher, two assistant teachers, and a certified behavior analyst, creating a 2-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. This room is a therapeutic classroom that is reserved for children whose needs could not be met in any of the other four classrooms but may be eligible to transition to one of the other classrooms in the future. The Jane Justin School is unparalleled in the north Texas region, being described by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as “worthy of emulation at the national level.”

  • History:
  • In 1959, Fort Worth community leaders analyzed the services available for children with developmental or behavioral disabilities and concluded that there was much to be desired. Medical specialists in the community envisioned a facility where families of children with developmental or behavioral disabilities could come to receive a variety of services tailored to the specific needs of their child. To realize this dream, six community institutions were consolidated.
    • Blind Children’s Service Center
    • Child Guidance Clinic
    • Child Study Center Diagnostic Clinic
    • Fort Worth Society for Crippled Children and Adults
    • Tarrant County Association for Retarded Children
    • United Cerebral Palsy
    These experts saw their first patient in 1961 and the Child Study Center was officially established in 1962, where specialists could “focus on the whole child in order to achieve success.” Since its beginning, the Child Study Center and its staff have been the recipients of numerous distinctions and accolades for the unique and critical work they perform. As the needs of the community have grown in scale and complexity, the Child Study Center has striven to adapt and meet the demands of its community. Although the mission of the Center has developed to include more services, its commitment to high-quality, individualized treatment through scientifically-based methods has remained.

  • Year established:1962
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:100


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:75-1099536

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:751099536
  • Organization Name:CHILD STUDY CENTER
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:1300 W LANCASTER AVE
  • Organization City:FORT WORTH
  • Organization State:TX
  • Organization Zip:76102-3410
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1962
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):154, 059, 160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Health clinic, Other school related activities, Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B28Z
  • Asset Amount:$34,321,289
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,915,050
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$4,839,512
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 10:16:29 pm

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