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Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic

Our Mission

To provide high-quality behavioral assessment and treatment services to individuals, regardless of age, diagnosis, ethnicity, gender expression/identity, immigration status, marital/relationship status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status, who engage in severe problem behavior (e.g., self-injurious behavior, aggression, property destruction, elopement) and to their families, in the context of research and training the next generation of service providers.

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 (located on the CADD Home Page under "Scheduling an Appointment") then send it to us via secure Zoom message (please email us to establish a connection), email it to, or FAX it to 281-283-3510 (Attention: Dr. Fritz).

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

Cost of Services

Our services are provided free to families.

We simply ask that you commit your appointment time and cancel well in advance of your appointment when possible (no later than 5pm the day before your appointment) so we can offer your appointment time to another family.

We reserve the appointment time for your family only. Therefore, no one receives services if you cancel at the last minute or fail to show up for your appointment.


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

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 a 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 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 in line with their family's values and effectively decrease client's problematic behaviors so they can live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Program Manager: Tori Fletcher, MA, BCBA, LBA-TX

Tori Fletcher is a graduate of 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 previously served as a Clinical Research Specialist in the Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic (SBDRC), worked as a therapist in CADD's Applied Behavior Analysis Skills Intervention Program (ABA-SkIP), taught teachers to implement behavior analytic procedures, and worked in clinics that provided in-home early intervention services while in Milwaukee. She currently supervises clinical services provided at the clinic and serves as the Community Outreach Liaison for the Pearland community.

Clinical Research Specialists: Chessa Coad, Jennifer Carrera, Gabby Feliciano, and Kerri Kroen


  • 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