Better Business Bureau Report for
Families for Effective Autism Treatment - Houston

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Families for Effective Autism Treatment - Houston
Address: 1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 100
  The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: (281) 361-3328
Web Address:
Also known as:FEAT-Houston
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Formerly known as:Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) Inc. - Houston

Year, State Incorporated: 1995, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Articles of Incorporation, Article Four: The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized is to provide information and support services for the early, intensive treatment of autism. Refined mission adopted by board in 2008 (also congruent with FEAT's IRS exemption application): FEAT-Houston's mission is to improve the quality of life of those affected by developmental disabilities by increasing resources and providing information about applied behavior analysis (ABA.)

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Evaluation Conclusions


Families for Effective Autism Treatment - Houston meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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FEAT-Houston strives to serve the community by providing up-to-date information on various educational trainings for parents, teachers and anyone involved with individuals on the autistic spectrum. We do this through our online events calendar and our email listserve. A listing of the current month’s ABA and Special Education Law trainings are sent to our listserve of more than 1900 names 12 to 18 times per year. This allows families and professionals to easily locate trainings useful to them in their area. Highlights in 2013 include: Workshops and Educational Meetings: Provided 7 low cost training workshops on effective teaching strategies for individuals with autism to 184 parents and teachers. 41 public school staff and 40 parents also provided an additional workshop on "Insurance Coverage for Autism" to 60 attendees. Three workshops on the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and four workshops on advanced ABA topics were presented (184 parents and teachers trained). One of these workshops was presented in Spanish with 27 participants attending free of charge. Professional Resource Development and Parent Training: Tuition reimbursement for coursework leading to certification given to two public school staff (2 individuals assisted with professional training). One grant to provide free childcare for 5 training workshops. (One Childcare grant) Scholarships to professional level training provided for more than 25 individuals (25 Training Scholarships provided). Information and Support: Parent and teacher information and support provided through website, newsletter, email list, telephone support and lending library of books. 59 informational emails sent, 64 Training Events posted to Website). Development of community awareness of autism and effective treatment through educational handouts and publications provided upon request. Distribution of English and Spanish Language DVD of ABC's of ABA Workshop (117 DVDs in English and 18 DVDs in Spanish were mailed to Parents and Professionals).

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Families for Effective Autism Treatment - Houston's program expenses were:

Information, Education & Support 12,021
Training Projects 1,001
Total Program Expenses: $13,022
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board: Amy Morgan Wood, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: No professional affiliation at this time

Board Size: 7

Paid Staff Size: 2

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

internet, grocery store share programs and Birdies for Charity program
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $20,703, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Families for Effective Autism Treatment - Houston's IRS Form 990-EZ for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
General Donations 17,654
Workshop Income (ABC/123) 4,375
Donations: Birdies for Charity 3,049
Workshop Income (Insurance Coverage for Autism) 1,240
Grocery Share Programs 824
Total Income $27,142


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 94%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $27,142
Program expenses $13,022
Fund raising expenses 158
Administrative expenses 675
Total expenses $13,855
Income in Excess of Expenses 13,287
Beginning net assets 80,591
Ending net assets 93,877
Total liabilities
Total assets $93,877

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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