Episode 20: Non-profit Organization for ABA and Other Services with Chris Collins

Chris Collins is an RBT and the founder of ABAid Suncoast, a non-profit organization in Florida that helps remove barriers to entry into treatment for autism. Chris had a desire to create something that would offer direct support to clinics and provide financial assistance to families for diagnostics and treatment options. There are many children Read more about Episode 20: Non-profit Organization for ABA and Other Services with Chris Collins[…]

Episode 019: 5 Daily Habits with Shira and Shayna

We received such amazing feedback on our burnout episode that we decided to do a follow-up based on our top five daily habits. Simple things like waking up early or carving out five to ten quiet minutes each day to yourself can make a huge difference in your day. Activities like exercise, enjoying dinner with Read more about Episode 019: 5 Daily Habits with Shira and Shayna[…]

Episode 018: Cultural Sensitivity with Rosa Casali

BCBA Rosa Casali has been practicing ABA for 13 years and is the founder of Behavior Solutions Inc. Her firm provides in-home care for families in the Miami area. Rosa has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and fell in love with ABA after taking an advanced course in the subject. She knew she Read more about Episode 018: Cultural Sensitivity with Rosa Casali[…]

Episode 017: Values-Based ABA with Tammy Kaiser

Tammy Kaiser is an RBT with a master’s degree in Jewish education. She’s planning on taking the BCBA exam in the spring and is also working on her Doctor of Science in Jewish studies. Tammy’s goal is to use her diverse background to look at the world of ABA through a lens of faith-based values. Read more about Episode 017: Values-Based ABA with Tammy Kaiser[…]

Episode 016: BCBA Turned Life Coach with Sonya MacCrimmon

Sonya MacCrimmon is a life coach with a background in ABA. She made her way into ABA after her university program in psychology. Part of her curriculum included a learning disabilities course which piqued her interest and led her to a summer camp job, working with special needs children. Sonya worked as a BCBA at Read more about Episode 016: BCBA Turned Life Coach with Sonya MacCrimmon[…]

Episode 015: Book Recommendations with Shira and Shayna

We’ve read so many books throughout our careers that we’d love to share with our audience. Below is a shortlist of recommended reading within this episode that can help you become a better BCBA. We’d also love to know what’s on your bookshelf, so make sure to connect with us and share! — Behavioral Intervention Read more about Episode 015: Book Recommendations with Shira and Shayna[…]

Episode 014: BCaBA in an International School in Jamaica with Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a BCaBA from Jamaica and a longtime member of How to ABA. She works in an international school on the island and began her career as a high school teacher. After observing students in her classes with behavioral issues, she studied special education and began using the techniques she learned. Patricia eventually Read more about Episode 014: BCaBA in an International School in Jamaica with Patricia Williams[…]

Episode 013: Serving Rural Communities with Jeremy Brown and Jacqueline Thweatt-Burton

Jeremy Brown (Executive Director) and Jacqueline Thweatt-Burton (Assistant Director) of Certified Behavior Health Services serve rural areas across the states of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Demand for services is high in these areas and it can be a challenge for practitioners due to long drive times to and from clients. Most of their work within Read more about Episode 013: Serving Rural Communities with Jeremy Brown and Jacqueline Thweatt-Burton[…]

Episode 012: How to Prevent Burnout

The BCBA field can be very demanding, especially when you’re first starting out. If you’re not managing your time properly or creating healthy boundaries, you can easily find yourself heading towards burnout. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take to ease the overwhelm so that you have the energy to do your job Read more about Episode 012: How to Prevent Burnout[…]

Episode 011: Bridging the Gap with Summer Mingo

Having autism herself, Summer Mingo approaches the BCBA profession with a fresh perspective and offers great insights into how we can improve as practitioners. Being client-centric, taking on a brand-new case as if they were a blank slate, and focusing on skills-based programs can help set you up for success when working with families.