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Skyline Development Center

Empowering the Next Generation

Skyline Development Center is the leading Children's Center in the greater Pharr area - inspiring youth to embrace their true identity while unleashing their inner potential. Our programs help our youth shape their own values while providing them with all the tools, resources, and support they need in order to evolve into confident leaders tomorrow. We welcome you to learn more about how we make a difference in children’s lives.

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Enhancing the Lives of Children & Families Since 2015


"As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I recognize the critical importance of early childhood stimulation & experiences. Through specific training with Harvard’s Frontiers of Innovation, my team and I have created a science-based model that can transform any childcare facility into a development center. A development center provides free child growth & development resources, can benefit any developing child, and provides additional early childhood services."
~Amy Peña, M.S., CCC-SLP, ACAS 
Owner & Founder

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Led by board-certified pediatric development specialists, Skyline offers a multitude of specialized services in early childhood development. Services include:
Development program for ages 2-5 
Non-profit Autism Program
Family training 
Professional Development courses
Behavior modification education
Case management
Evaluation and Diagnosis services

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What is Autism?

Autism is a brain-based difference typically identified through disordered or delayed development in communication, behavior, and social emotional skills.

The severity of an individual's Autism is significantly determined by their ability to experience and process sensory input.
~Amy Peña, M.S., CCC-SLP, ACAS
Autism Specialist

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Milestones and their importance in childhood development. 

Research tells us the earliest detection of missed milestones, such as tummy time and crawling, and immediate intervention can play a pivotal role in the child's life trajectory.

To track your child's developmental milestones and access free resources click "Learn More".

What is Neurodiversity?

A neurodivergent person is one whose neurological development and state are atypical, usually viewed as abnormal or extreme. 
The term was coined in the neurodiversity movement as an opposite for "neurotypical"; previously the term "neurodiverse" was sometimes applied to individuals for this purpose.

Neurodivergence can also look like:

  • Autism

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyscalculia

  • ADD- Attention Deficit Disorder

  • ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

  • Epilepsy

  • Hyperlexia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • OCD- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


For many years, Skyline Development Center has been in the youth enrichment business - offering youth in the greater Rio Grande Valley area a wide range of services to help them reach their fullest potential. Serving families since 2006, we always have something going on and strive to be a progressive resource in the RGV. Read about all of our latest updates, and see what we’re up to today!


Autism Specialists Ben & Amy Peña 


Congratulations Ben & Amy!
Continued education into more specific branches of pediatric neuroscience is the most effective way to better serve ALL developing children. 
Our team leaders, Ben and Amy Peña continue to pioneer servicing and teaching all children in their community. Most recently, adding 'Austim Specialist' to their current titles.


A Bold Impact Beyond the RGV

March 5, 2022

Mrs. Amy Peña, M.S., CCC-SLP, ACAS has been invited by txaeyc Austin to speak at their 2022 annual conference. 
She will be joining txaeyc at the Thompson Conference Center located at the University of Texas in Austin.
The Austin Chapter of txaeyc promotes and advocates for high-quality early care and education on behalf of young children, birth to age 8, their families and early childhood professionals in diverse and inclusive partnership with others to create a caring community of learners.

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