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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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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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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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Personal and Professional Relationships

BACB Ethics Rules over multiple relationships focus primarily upon limiting professional relationships with clients where personal relationships also exist with the client or with others related to the client.  The underlying issue, however, is more than following the BACB rule.  It’s about understanding “conflicts-of-interest,” where they arise, how they are managed, and when they become problems.

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Within the U.S.A., we offer franchises solely by means of our Franchise Disclosure Document. There are also countries outside the U.S.A. that have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of these states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements that apply in your jurisdiction.

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