Mission Statement

ABELS Academy was created because the clinicians at Southlake Autism were compelled to do something for children not making progress in their current school placement. The idea that clinicians and teacher could work closely together sharing their respective areas of expertise to create a learning environment that focused solely on student success was the goal.  


The mission of ABELS (Applied Behavior Education Life Skills) Academy is to provide an educational environment that promotes a child centered approach to learning, the development of functional life skills, and fosters the advancement of family and community values to extend beyond the walls of our school.