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. Baton Rouge ABA Provider
Mrs. Valdez brings over a decade’s experience working with children and their families in various settings such as autism centers, in-home therapy, and schools in four states. Beginning her career in ABA as a behavior interventionist, Mrs. Valdez progressed to therapist trainer and case supervisor. She obtained her BCBA credential in 2019 following her graduation from Capella University where she received her Masters of Science in Psychology and a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Baton Rouge ABA Provider
When asked about her vision, Mrs. Valdez said, “I love helping clients and their families dream big and achieve their goals through parent training, encouragement, and support.” Outside of work, Mrs. Valdez enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her family and friends, and reading books and journal articles. Baton Rouge ABA Provider
Kara Juarez, the owner of Three Fleur De Lis, said, “As Autism Parents, my husband and I have first-hand experience of the life-changing impact ABA can have on a child with autism and their family. That is why we are honored and thrilled to have Mrs. Valdez on our team to provide this much-needed therapy to help as many kids and families as we can!”
Hi-5 ABA specializes in providing high-quality in-home Applied Behavior Analysis for clients through the age of 21. To learn more about Three Fleur De Lis and Hi-5 ABA check out www.hi5aba.com/three-fleur-de-lis and follow them on Facebook @nolahi5. For more information regarding services, contact Kara Juarez at 225-800-3088.
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 town along 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.
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
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. Continue reading “Hi-5 Welcomes Cassandra Chizy of Douglas Massachusetts”
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! Continue reading “Hi-5 Welcomes MaryAnn Tello from Laredo Texas”
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. Continue reading “Note from Hi-5 ABA’s President”
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. Continue reading “Common Start-Up Mistakes”
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