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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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Note from Hi-5 ABA’s President

A Note from David Maddox, J.D., President of Hi-5 ABA

The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is a combination of two words–“danger” and “opportunity.”  We’ve suffered a health and economic crisis for several months now, with more trouble and uncertainty ahead.  Much conversation centers on various dangers, but let’s not neglect the inherent opportunities–opportunities which cannot only mitigate dangers, but also potentially leap-frog the chaos into a better situation than existed before the crisis.
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Common Start-Up Mistakes

Common Start-Up Mistakes

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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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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Welcome Dr. Keith Belton

“Hi-5 ABA Welcomes Dr. Keith Belton”

Hi-5 ABA welcomes new franchisee Dr. Keith Belton, BCBA-D, from Victorville, California.  When Keith wasn’t operating his restaurant franchise, he helped children in the neighboring school system work through behavioral struggles.  For years he worked during the day and went to school at night until he earned his BCBA and, ultimately, a doctorate.  Now, he owns a Hi-5 ABA franchise working full-time at something he loves to do.

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Welcome Coach Mike Thomas

Welcome Coach Mike Thomas!

Hi-5 ABA welcomes new franchisee Coach Mike Thomas of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  He has been a football coach and college scout for over two decades and has mentored many students.  They have attained their college aspirations because of their hard work and Mike’s help.  He has managed over a million dollars in scholarships to student-athletes.  Partnerships with schools and colleges have provided opportunities for students all across Louisiana and the south.  Mike knows how to see the value in the children and connect them with the right people to help them maximize their potential.

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