Admissions

BAC admits students between the ages of 6-22 with severe behavioral disorders. We are able to serve students with the following conditions as defined by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • Auditory Handicaps
  • Autism Spectrum / Pervasive
  • Developmental Disorder
  • Conduct and Behavioral Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Multiple Handicaps
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Handicaps

BAC only admits individuals who meet the eligibility requirements. No person shall be denied services due to race, religion, or national origin. BAC is able to admit juveniles who have been adjudicated provided they have severe behavior problems. BAC also serves some children who are referred and funded through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS).

BAC is not able to serve the following individuals at this time:

  • Without behavior problems
  • HIV positive
  • Who require skilled medical care
  • Pregnant / parenting
  • Primary issue is substance abuse
  • Any individual whose safety would be at risk due to the use of behavior interventions such as personal restraint (e.g., medically fragile)

The steps for admission to BAC are as follows:

  1. A referral is made by an interested party to BAC’s Case Management Department
  2. A site visit to BAC is conducted
  3. The potential resident/student’s Application for Admission is presented to the Treatment Team
  4. Pending the Treatment Team’s approval of the application, funding is secured and the placement contract is developed
  5. Parent and/or guardian completes the intake documentation and returns it to BAC
  6. Schedule admission date

*The admission process can be expedited in the case of an emergency placement.*