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As the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy continues to expand and develop, there is becoming a much higher need for ABA professionals. Both Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) do such important clinical work to help improve the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Students aiming to become BCBAs must complete all required coursework by the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board), 1500 hours of supervision, and pass an extremely challenging exam in order to become a mastered-level clinician with BCBA credentials. A high-quality ABA program is critical since BCBAs must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to individualize treatment programs to the specific needs of each child with ASD.

Action Behavior Centers took into account several different factors to compile a list of the Top 40 University Programs for ABA in 2020 (in no particular order), including program quality, BACB requirements, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, and percentage of first-time candidates who passed the BCBA exam.  Read more

 

Summer is a great time to get children outside and involved in fun and engaging activities. However, it can be a challenge to find sensory-friendly activities for children on the autism spectrum. Our team has compiled a list of fun community outings and events for the family, including peaceful hiking spots, sensory-friendly movie experience, fun camps for kids, and more. See our list below for several summer hot spots and community events to get on the calendar. Read more

 

After a child receives a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it’s natural for parents to be full of questions. The good news is that the autism community is full of parents who understand ASD and are eager to share their knowledge with those who are new to the community. We compiled 14 expert tips from individuals with autism, autism professionals, special education teachers, and parents of children with autism and special needs: Read more

There are plenty of autism-friendly businesses and events in Central Texas for families in the special needs community. Action Behavior Centers’ team has compiled a list of the top 25 organizations and events to enjoy this holiday season, all of which accommodate children of all developmental levels and provide fun for the entire family. Read more

There is a recent and growing need for qualified professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA therapy, the leading treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), helps children on the Spectrum improve in many areas of development, including communication, social skills, and day-to-day living skills.

The ABA field is led by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who are responsible for creating all of the individualized treatment plans and supervising one-on-one therapy sessions with Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

For students seeking a career as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), below are the top 50 colleges (in no particular order) that offer fully web-based ABA or autism-related programs in the United States. Read more

Having difficulty with big crowds, loud sounds, and transitioning to new places goes hand-in-hand with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As such, planning sensory-friendly family outings is a must for those in the special needs community.

In Houston, families with children on the Autism Spectrum have a generous selection of autism-friendly events and activities to do with their little ones. Below are some of the most autism-friendly businesses in the Greater Houston area. Read more

Catalyst ABA therapy data collection graphs

Parents love hearing snippets of daily successes from their child’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist at the end of the day. As important as these more casual reports are, it’s also essential to have concrete data being collected throughout the therapy day. Read more

Every year, our understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder grows through scientific discoveries and personal experiences. These are the top 100 things to know about autism in 2018. Read more

News, scientific research, and education on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are constantly evolving. Online autism blogs are a perfect venue for staying up-to-date on all things autism.

The online autism community continues to flourish as more parents, teachers, and autism therapists create blogs to share their experiences. Many individuals who are on the autism spectrum themselves have also taken to the Internet to share their journeys with others.

Action Behavior Centers, a chain of Texas-based therapy providers for young children on the Spectrum, actively tries to raise autism awareness and educate both local and online communities on ASD.

After spending some time over the last year connecting with people from all over the world in the autism community, the ABC team has put together a list of some of the top influencers in the online autism world (in no particular order). Read more