Beth Boogholt has been a pillar in the ABA community across Michigan for the last decade, working at a children’s hospital, university, school, local government, and a private ABA practice. Boogholt says that “Her passion lies in helping families grow together in a team environment with the client and family at the center of the treatment.” Her journey has led her to start her own practice with Hi-5 ABA in Grand Rapids. She is now accepting clients with the commercial insurers BCBSM, Blue Care Network, and Aetna. ABA Provider in Grand Rapids, MI.
Hi-5 ABA receives national attention from Franchise Times in the article “Franchise Concepts Focus Services on Special Needs.” Check out the link below! Franchise Concepts Special Needs
COVID-19 challenges new and experienced ABA business owners alike. Amid the virus, some small ABA practices have been able to adapt and persevere. Rachel Paugh has a small practice with one BCBA and three behavior therapists in Front Royal, Virginia–a small townalong the Appalachian Trail, 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. She never anticipated owning her own business before, let alone during a pandemic, but is persevering for her clients and team. COVID-19 ABA Front Royal
Warrenton, Va. Hi-5 ABA CEO David Maddox has announced that effective April 1st, 2020 and through May 30th, the company is offering a deferral on royalty payments for all franchisees. Noting that all of the company’s BCBA owner-operators are experiencing drop-offs for both in-clinic and in-home sessions, Maddox felt strongly that Hi-5 ABA needed to show and extend support to the franchisees who do not benefit from special government programs since they haven’t been open a full twelve months.
Hi-5 ABA welcomes Cassandra Chizy of Douglas, Massachusetts! Born in Malden, Cassandra went to school in Worcester, worked in the Webster school district, received her masters from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, and moved to Douglas where she married her husband in 2019. Now, she is starting her own ABA business so that she can serve other Bay Staters who have autism or related developmental disabilities.
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In Laredo, Texas, the Rio Grande divides many families; half of a family may live in Texas, while the other half lives in Mexico. Though that divides many, developmental disabilities and autism also isolate families from their loved ones. Mary Ann Tello—a BCBA in Laredo—empathizes with those families’ pain and wants to help. For years she fought for families as the local Advocacy Ambassador for Autism Speaks and helped further ABA in the school system. She is now an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service provider with her own Hi-5 ABA franchise!
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What assistance does a BCBA need to launch an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) practice? While ABA has proven itself to be a necessary offering in the healthcare industry, a company still needs more than a demand for services to succeed. In this article, we share research conducted by CBInsights on over 100 organizations about the twenty most common reasons that start-up companies failed. We then show how Hi-5 ABA can offer solutions to help mitigate those pitfalls.
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