Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic

Our Mission

To provide high quality behavioral assessment and treatment services to individuals, regardless of age or diagnosis, who engage in problem behavior, such as aggression, property destruction, self-injurious behavior, stereotypy, etc., in the context of research and training the next generation of service providers. 

To Schedule an Appointment

We are currently operating under a waiting list.

To have your family's name added to our waiting list, please complete our initial questionnaire then email it to or FAX it to 281-283-3510 (Attention: Dr. Fritz).

We are a small, private-pay clinic that operates only certain hours per week.  As such, we conduct the majority of our correspondence with families via email in order to maximize the time we spend providing clinical services directly to families.

Cost of Services

Our standard fee for services is $50 per hour, and we offer a reduced rate for eligible families.  The initial consultation is free of charge; however, we ask that only caregivers (no children) attend the initial consultation appointment.

Some families might be eligible to receive funding through a grant awarded by the Texas Health and Human Services. To be eligible, children must be between the ages of 3 and 15 years and diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.


Director: Jennifer N. Fritz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Fritz is the Director of the Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic (SBDRC) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake's (UHCL) Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences, where she teaches courses in behavior analysis and is coordinator of the undergraduate program in behavior analysis. Dr. Fritz also supervises graduate students at Texas Children's Hospital to provide behavioral services to families in need of assistance. She is the current Past President of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Dr. Fritz founded the clinic in 2008 when CADD first opened its doors. She greatly enjoys teaching students how to work effectively with families and make clinical decisions based on best-practice methods (those backed by scientific evidence). She also is honored and privileged to work with the children, adolescents, and adults who participate in the clinic along with their families. Her goal is to provide each family with exceptional care and effectively decrease client's problematic behaviors so they can live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Clinic Coordinator: Rachel Preisler


Research Coordinator: Michelle Wang


Clinical Research Specialist: Jacob Hillman


Clinical Research Specialist: Tori Fletcher

Tori Fletcher is a second-year student in the Behavior Analysis master's program at UHCL. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tori currently serves as a Clinical Research Specialist in the Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic (SBDRC). Other clinical experience includes working as a therapist in CADD's Applied Behavior Analysis Skills Intervention Program (ABA-SkIP), serving as a Clinical Research Assistant in SBDRC, training teachers to implement behavior analytic procedures, and working in clinics that provided in-home early intervention services while in Milwaukee.


  • Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

    Phone: 281-283-3452
    Fax: 281-283-3510

    Arbor South
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 245
    Houston, TX 77058-1002