Holiday Update

November 30th, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all of the donations and support that we have received over the last year. We are thankful for the new expansion of our space next door and the new opportunities that will come with that space. As always we are thankful to our families and clients and also to our employees.

Santa reminder!

Santa pictures are this week on December 4th! If you have not already done so please call to make an appointment. Spaces are filling up so make sure you sign up. This is a free event for children on the autism spectrum and you do not have to be a current or former client. Call 817-265-2344 to schedule.

 

Holiday Closings

We will be closed December 23rd and 24th in observance of Christmas and December 30th and 31st in observance of New Years. If you need to adjust your child’s hours due to the holidays please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate your requests.  There is room for additional ABA hours on the days school is out, but it is first come, first served.

Enrollment for January

January is fast approaching and we are currently enrolling new families into our program. Please contact Kathleen Lively at 817-522-5052 to set up a tour or to speak to someone further about our program.

Construction updates

Construction has begun next door and we are excited to see the progress the workers are making. The plumbing has been completed and we are eagerly anticipating the next steps.  This new clinic space will be a flexible space, for one-on-one and small group training, as well as more activity spaces.

Holiday News

November 17th, 2021

Happy Holidays!

Trunk or Treat

Our Trunk or Treat was a great success and we want to thank all the families who came out. It was so nice being able to see some past families, current families and even some potential new families! It was a beautiful day and everyone really enjoyed the face painting, bounce house, decorated trunks, farm animals, snow cone and popcorn machines and games!.

Thanksgiving at Lonestar

We will be closed November 25th and 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. Please let Kathleen know if your child will need increased or decreased services for this week.

 

Santa is coming to Lonestar!

Santa and a few RBT elves will be at the clinic on Saturday December 4th for photos.  Appointments are every 15 minutes, and start at 10AM.  Call to set up an appointment.  817-265-2344.  This is open to current families and also to others with children on the autism spectrum.  There is no charge for the photo session or the resulting photo.

Christmas and New Years

The clinic will be closed December 23rd and 24th in observance of Christmas and the 30th and 31st in observance of New Years.

Changes This Fall, Celebrating Success

October 7th, 2021

We have had a successful season change. This August, five children who attended LoneStar Autism Solutions have successfully started school, either full or part time. This is GREAT, since transition to school is our goal for children and their families. We have seen many skills accomplished, and we work with parents on transitioning to more independence.

Due to these graduations, we have space in our ABA clinic for new children. There are some full day spaces and some morning only spaces.   

Call now to inquire about our openings, without going on a waiting list!!

The construction is underway in the adjacent clinic space, where we are expanding for serve more children as well. Please be in touch (817-265-2344) to inquire about our program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall News

October 6th, 2021

Fall at Lonestar

Summer has finally ended and we are definitely looking forward to the cooler temperatures. At this time we are celebrating our clients success at school for those who have returned to the classroom as well as some new faces around the clinic.

Here at Lonestar we are still continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes. We are still requiring everyone to wear masks inside the building, child size masks are available in the lobby for clients. Virtual and in person parent training is still available. Please reach out to your child’s BCBA for more information in regards to parent training.

We Are Expanding!

We are excited that the new additions to our clinic have begun construction. We are adding an additional 3,500 square feet to our current clinic giving us over 9,000 square feet of space. The space has been specifically designed by us to serve more children who have Autism. We will have an open house once the new space is ready to go.  With this expansion, we will have room to admit additional children. We currently have space for at least a few more children to attend  part time, such as mornings only, or alternating days with us and others in school.  Please call Kathleen Lively at 817-522-5052 about our ABA program and new services. 

Client Praises!
-We are excited about the progress our new clients have already been making and can’t wait to see them continue to grow.
-One of our clients made huge progress with tolerating our lunchroom being rearranged and using calming techniques to self regulate.
-A few of our clients who have gone back to the classroom and we have been getting positive feedback about their progress at school!
-A big shoutout to one of our clients who did an amazing job out in the community this past week, great job!

 

Looking Good!

We recently completed some cosmetic upgrades around the clinic. All the hallways were given a fresh coat of paint, as well as the gross motor room and the lunch room. We also are in the process of updating the doors around the clinic and they look really nice.
 

Community Events!

Lonestar Trunk or Treat!

Lonestar will be having a Trunk or Treat on October 30th at 2pm-5pm CST. Please invite your neighbors and friends to come to our autism friendly event. We will have staff on hand to pass out goodies and talk about our program!

 

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

Summer News

June 24th, 2021

Summer at Lonestar

Spring has come and gone and we are already well into summer. At Lonestar we are celebrating so many new changes. We are excited for the future at Lonestar and hope you will continue to support and grow with us during these changes.

While the state of Texas has ended the mask mandate and other Covid related restrictions, we are still continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes. We are still requiring everyone to wear masks inside the building, child size masks are available in the lobby for clients. Virtual and limited in person parent training is still available. Please reach out to your child’s BCBA for more information in regards to parent training.

We Are Expanding!

We are excited about the new additions to our clinic and can’t wait to see them make progress with us!  We are now leasing new space in our current building. We will begin using this in the fall.  We have space for at least 5 more children to attend full time once school starts in August, or several part time children, such as mornings only, or alternating days with us and others in school.  Please call Kathleen Lively at 817-522-5052 about our ABA program and new services. 

Client Praises!
-One child has been making amazing progress with their communication binder and we are enjoying watching her world expand.
-One of our clients made huge progress with their eating program! He took a big bite without any tantrum and we are so excited!!!
-There are a few of our clients who are ready to start going to school and we are so proud of them and their progress.
-A big shoutout to one of our clients who has now learned over 20 signs for communication and has mastered tapping for gaining attention. These have allowed him to get all of his needs met.
– Another child has done a great job on expanding their play outside to more than just the sandbox and swing.
-Our newest client has already made progress with requesting items with more words.

Expansion Details!

We recently leased the space next door and are looking at Fall for estimated opening of our new expanded space. This will include large classrooms to help with classroom readiness, and increase peer cooperation. It will also include a community space that will hold our parent meetings, which we will start again in the fall. This also means that we have openings! Please contact us soon about your child and to schedule a tour of our clinic.

 

Community Events!

Movies on the Beach – Loyd Park

Loyd Park is excited to bring back Movies on the Beach! Movies start at sundown around 9:00 p.m. each Saturday night and concessions will be available for cash purchase. $15/vehicle entry fee to the park ($20 on holiday weekends), movies are FREE! Check the event page each week to see any fun activities planned before each movie as well. Show up early and bring a chair, we will see you at Loyd Park!

 

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

Spring News

April 8th, 2021

Spring is HERE!

April is here already and the spring season is in full swing. At LoneStar we are celebrating the nice weather that gives us more opportunities for fun outside activities! Especially in our new backyard space! More info below!

A quick note about Covid-19. Even though the state of Texas has ended the mask mandate and other Covid related restrictions; we are continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes. We are still requiring everyone to wear masks inside the building and we have child size masks available in the lobby for clients. Virtual and limited in person parent training is still available. Please reach out to your child’s BCBA for more information in regards to parent training.

Client praises!

All of our clients have been making amazing progress over the last few months.  There are so many great things that have happened it would take forever to type them all!!! We are so proud of all the progress they have made and look forward to what they will achieve in the future!

Staff News!

Please join us in giving a huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Amanda Goins and Megan Ray our new BCBAs. We are excited that they have joined our amazing BCBA team and we know they will do amazing work.  This means we now have 4 BCBA’s at our clinic, and soon will be able to take more children into ABA. Contact us! 817-265-2344.

Backyard News!

We recently had some remodeling done to our backyard space. We added a bike path, a new swing, and a bigger sandbox. Staff and clients alike are enjoying the new outdoor space. This will be a great asset especially during spring time.

 

Community Events!

Movies in the Park: The Colony

Come join us for a new take on Movies In The Park! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show on a large outdoor inflatable screen brought to you by the Parks & Recreation Department. Social circles on the lawn allow space to bring your own blankets and chairs. Or choose to watch the movie from your car by tuning into 99.9FM. Bring the whole family to enjoy a kid-friendly movie. Located at The Colony Five Star Complex 4100 Blair Oaks Drive The ColonyTX75056. Dates are 4/9/2021 and 4/30/2021 from 7:00-9:30 PM. This event is Free!

 

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

December News

December 23rd, 2020

December

We hope that everyone had a fantastic and safe Thanksgiving. Christmas time is approaching as is the colder weather. Please keep vigilant for any symptoms of illness so we can keep everyone as healthy as possible. We still have child size masks available in the lobby for clients, as well as masks for adults. BCBAs are still offering virtual and limited in person parent training.

Upcoming dates to keep in mind: Our office will also be closed the 24th and 25th of December in observance of Christmas and the 31st of December and 1st of January in observance of New Years.

Client Praises!!

  • One client completed his entire handwashing routine 100% independently for the first time!
  • A client mastered out of brushing their teeth. They have been working on this skill for a long time and we are so proud of them!
  • Another client has been doing an amazing job of increasing their language skills. He said “jump” to request to go to the trampoline and when the therapist wasn’t moving fast enough for him he said “come on!” Way to go using your words!
  • This client did and amazing job at signing spontaneously for “all done” when she was ready to leave the room. She also signed “all done” for when she wanted to stop certain tasks and when she was done eating her food. This was the first time without a therapist modeling it for her! Such great progress!!!
  • We are exceedingly proud of this kiddo. He was able to make an R and E sound!

Community Event

Radiance Light Drive thru
Gather the family and sip a cup of hot chocolate as you marvel at two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics from the safety and comfort of your car!​Enjoy the wonder of RADIANCE! A Holiday Light Spectacular, at Frisco, Decatur, or Weatherford, or gather your friends and experience all three. This year Christmas comes early! Celebrate the season and make lasting memories in our COVID-SAFE, family-fun environments, starting on Veterans Day, November 11 through January 3rd. $30 per vehicle. https://www.radiancechristmas.com/

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

Thanksgiving News

November 19th, 2020

Thanksgiving!

We are approaching Thanksgiving and here at Lonestar we have a lot that we are grateful for. This includes all of our families, staff and community members who have been with us through the year especially with the challenges 2020 has brought us. We are continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes outlined by the CDC for our COVID-19 precautions. We still have child size masks available in the lobby for clients. BCBAs are still offering virtual and limited in person parent training.

Upcoming dates to keep in mind: Our office will be closed the 26th and 27th of November in observance of Thanksgiving.

Client Praises!!

  • Three of our clients did an amazing job playing trains with one another, they were talking to each other, sharing, and taking turns all on their own!
  • One client did an amazing job playing with a peer in the sandbox outside. They were working to fill a bucket of sand together during recess.
  • Another client has been doing an amazing job of increasing their language skills. It’s exciting to hear them speak!

Staff News

Some of the things our staff are grateful for: Our clients, families, cooler weather, favorite recipes, video calls, friends, and kindness.

Community Event

Dallas Zoo Lights
The Dallas Zoo’s beloved holiday tradition, Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant, is back, and with a safe and socially distant twist! This year’s event has been reimagined as a drive-thru, allowing guests to enjoy the Dallas Zoo’s brand of holiday cheer without leaving the comfort of their vehicle. NEW THIS YEAR: Timed entry tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit to Dallas Zoo Lights. Tickets are limited and will sell out, so be sure to reserve yours ASAP! Cruise through a newly constructed pathway – and through familiar parts of the Dallas Zoo – while marveling at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting all your Zoo favorites, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and so much more along the way! Dates are November 20th through January 3rd. From 6:30-9:30pm. $65 for non members per vehicle. https://www.dallaszoo.com/zoolights/

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

November News

November 5th, 2020

November is here!

We are getting closer to the end of 2020 and what a year it has been. Thank you to all of our families and community members who have continued to persevere through these interesting times. As always with Covid-19 we are continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes outlined by the CDC. We continue to have child size masks available in the lobby for clients. We are still offering virtual and limited in person parent training.

Families, if you have not yet sent in your video and photo release form please do so.

Upcoming dates to keep in mind: Our office will be closed the 26th and 27th of November in observance of Thanksgiving.

Results from our door decorating contest!

All of our staff worked very hard on their doors and here were some of our favorites.

       

In first place was our Slime door! Second place was the Spider door! Third place was our Haunted House door! Congratulations to our winners.

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween this year.

Client Praises!!

  • Two of our clients had some great peer interactions while playing “swords” with pool noodles during recess.
  • One client is making great strides in potty training and we are so happy for her!
  • We are very excited to have a returning face back in the clinic with us after being away due to the pandemic. He had a great first day back!

Staff News

We are happy to announce that we have hired on two new staff members, Veronica and Elizabeth. They have only been with us for a few weeks but they are doing a great job jumping right in and working well with our clients.

Community Event

Virtual Autumn Festival hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific.
This November the 14th from 11am to 2:45pm CST join the Aquarium of the Pacific to “highlight the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a day of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian-American cultures.” This is a free virtual event and is open to everyone. No ticket or RSVP required. Head over to their website for more information. https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/autumn_festival/

 

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.

October news from Lonestar

October 15th, 2020

Happy Halloween!

October marks the beginning of the holiday season and also pumpkin spice everything. Here at LoneStar it marks the beginnings of Halloween crafts and new decorations going up around the clinic. It also marks the beginning of the staff Halloween door decorating contest! More info below.

A quick note about Covid-19. We are continuing all of our safety and cleaning processes outlined by the CDC. We have child size masks available in the lobby for clients. We are still offering virtual and limited in person parent training. Please reach out to your child’s BCBA for more information in regards to parent training.

Photo and video release forms were sent out last week. Please turn them into the front desk or give them to your child’s therapist as soon as possible.

Client praises, we have so many this week!

-Our newest client to the clinic is getting a big “way to go” for saying hi unprompted for the first time! He also is doing a great job learning to follow directions.

-Another client independently asked “Can I push you on swing please?” we are very excited and proud of him.

-Three cheers for potty training! A client this week used the toilet for the first time!!! Her vocabulary and echoics have increased, and she even began to spontaneously request for preferred items!

-New virtual ABA went well for a client this week.

-One of our clients has independently approaching peers to engage with them in play. She is doing so well!

Happy Halloween! Here at Lonestar we are gearing up for a Spooktacular Halloween party. Friday October 30th we invite you to send your Friday-scheduled child in costume to the clinic as we celebrate with a special trick or treat activity. Friday afternoon clients will have the opportunity to go trick or treating inside clinic in small groups. We will be giving out small toys and trinkets, no edibles will be given out. Staff will also be dressed in costume and there may be some photo opportunities in front of our Halloween themed doors for the clients giving us photo permissions.

Staff Halloween door decorating contest!!! To make our trick or treat a bit more festive the staff will be participating in a door decorating contest. We will be posting the photos on Facebook so make sure you go and check them out and vote for your favorite one!

Community Events!

Autumn at the Arboretum: The Art of the Pumpkin

This outdoor event runs from September 19th through November 1st. It highlights the nationally acclaimed pumpkin village featuring four 20-foot-tall decorated pumpkin houses that were fashioned from more than 90,000 pumpkins. You can purchase tickets on their website for $17 for adults and $12 for kids up to age 12. https://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/autumn-at-the-arboretum/

 

We are on social media! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and events.