The Once Upon A Time Foundation is a Fort Worth, Texas-based private foundation that works to help children with CAS by educating parents and speech-language pathologists about evidence based-treatment practices. These initiatives include: free online courses and videos, sponsoring free advanced trainings, and answering questions from parents, therapists, and educators relating to CAS.

Our Staff

Kathy Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kathy is a certified speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience treating adults and children with complex communication needs. Prior to joining the Once Upon a Time Foundation in 2015, she was a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas and Director of the UNT Speech and Hearing Clinic. Kathy’s interest in serving children with complex communication needs, including children with severe motor speech and language disorders, propelled her interest in working with the foundation to develop programs to support children with communication disorders and their families.

Megan Mader

Megan joined the Once Upon a Time Foundation in September 2018 as an Associate Program Director. She assists with the foundation’s speech language pathology projects, among other initiatives.

Megan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from UT Southwestern.