Phyllis Sample has 19 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities and autism. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from Texas Christian University and her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in both the public and private sector of education as a Speech Pathologist and PPCD teacher. After leaving the school system to raise her children, Phyllis returned to the field of early childhood to embrace Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis.
In 2005, Phyllis moved to Round Rock, where as co-director of the Autism program at Bluebonnet Trails MHMR she helped to create their autism program. Recognizing the need and having the desire to further serve the early childhood autism population in Williamson County, she independently developed the Children’s Autism Center in the Fall of 2008.