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ABA Provider in Grand Rapids, MI.

ABA Provider in Grand Rapids, MI. 

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. 

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Baton Rouge ABA Provider Hires Valdez as BCBA

Baton Rouge ABA Provider Hires Valdez as BCBA

Baton Rouge, La. – 12/23/2020 – Three Fleur De Lis, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Provider through Hi-5 ABA, hired Monica Valdez as its first BCBA.  Valdez will provide ABA services to include oversight of all treatment as well as the supervision of technicians working with clients receiving in-home therapy in Baton Rouge, La. 
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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

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Success for Small ABA Practice amidst COVID-19 Front Royal Virginia

Success for Small ABA Practice amidst COVID-19

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

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COVID19 Royalty Deferral Response from Hi-5 ABA

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.

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Hi-5 Welcomes Cassandra Chizy of Douglas Massachusetts

Hi-5 ABA Welcomes Cassandra Chizy of Douglas, Massachusetts

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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Hi-5 Welcomes MaryAnn Tello from Laredo Texas

Hi-5 ABA Welcomes Mary Ann Tello of Laredo, Texas

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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Welcome Michelle Hickman BCBA

Hi-5 ABA Welcomes Michelle Hickman

Hi-5 ABA welcomes Michelle Hickman.  Michelle offers in-home ABA services to children with autism and related developmental disabilities.

Many BCBAs call rural towns “home,” but they take jobs in the suburbs or city because that’s where ABA businesses are predominantly located.  But, there are still many underserved families in the country who would benefit from ABA services.  Michelle Hickman is offering precisely that to families in Seymour, Indiana.  She opened her own Hi-5 ABA franchise so that she could provide ABA services to children in her hometown.
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Fauquier Times Features Hi-5 ABA Founders

Hi-5 ABA founders, David and Stephanie Maddox, had the pleasure of meeting with Anita Sherman of the Fauquier Times. Anita wrote an article about Hi-5 ABA/ABC Behavior’s new clinic and sensory gym.  The piece also covers the vision and heart behind the organization.

Anita wrote, “Maddox often gets teary when describing her work, which isn’t without its challenges. But she said she’s found the rewards outweigh the risks.” The Fauquier Times is an easy way to follow events in our rural county, and we appreciate its article about our growing business.

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Paloma Academy in Melbourne, FL

Paloma Academy is a day school for children with behavioral disabilities opening in Melbourne, Florida.  The academy, partnering with Hi-5 ABA, offers compassionate evidence-based behavioral therapy to children, regardless of diagnosis.  The founders named the school Paloma because it means “Dove”– a symbol of peace.  “Paloma” also happens to be the name of Picasso’s youngest daughter.  Picasso was able to show unique beauty with each piece of art.  This academy wants to highlight the beauty and uniqueness of each child.

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