Things are getting spooky at ABC Houston!
Our new West Lake center created a beautiful balloon arch to welcome children into the lobby. We couldn't think of a better way to foster joy and excitement for this season!
Stay tuned for more photos of our creative center decorations in the coming weeks!
Fall in Love with Learning at ABC!
We integrate festive literacy and fine motor activities to keep learning fun through the seasons! Children are currently reading seasonal books such as "Trick or Treat with Baby Shark" while engaging in impactful lesson plans to create meaningful learning outcomes with our compassionate therapists.
Interested in learning more about our programs?
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Graduation is a special time for our teammates and families. It's a time to look back on all the incredible lessons we've learned together as children transition into the next stage of their journey.
"To the one that taught me to play with fairies, ride unicorns, and chase rainbows. You have molded me into the clinician I am today and you will forever hold a special place in my heart. To the supportive parents that gave me the opportunity to be a part of their child’s life, and to the team of Behavior Technicians that made this journey a magical one full of all things glitter, castles, princesses and make-believe: HAPPY GRADUATION DAY 🦄 "
- Ligia Alvarado, BCBA of Flower Mound
We're so excited for our latest graduate, and we know you'll do incredible things!
These are the moments we remember forever.
This is why we're here.
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Unity Day was set in motion in 2011 by the National Bullying Prevention Center to recognize the prevalence of childhood bullying and to foster unity within communities through kindness and inclusion.
Chandler Downtown wears orange to send a visible message that no child should be the victim of bullying. ABC is proud to have teammates that honor and celebrate our differences among our teammates, our families, and the children we serve.
Whether we are in center, at home, or with our families... we are all one community, and we are stronger united.
Making connections. Leading with empathy. Creating a lasting impact. Looking back on our 2022 Leadership Summit, we're filled with immense gratitude. For our incredible clinicians who put Clinical Excellence and Integrity at the forefront of all they do.
Making connections. Leading with empathy. Creating a lasting impact.
Looking back on our 2022 Leadership Summit, we're filled with immense gratitude.
For our incredible clinicians who put Clinical Excellence and Integrity at the forefront of all they do. For our compassionate operational leaders who ensure each center has a strong culture and full support. For our incredible leaders who gave talks on compassionate care, the importance of giving and receiving feedback, understanding EQ, and more.
The collaboration between groups during this weekend was contagious, energetic, and inspiring. The passion we felt during the summit fueled us forward as we all returned home to continue driving our mission forward.
To each impact player from our annual summit, we thank you.
We are just getting started.
Together, We Grow.
Growth in Action!
Haley Campbell just added 4 very special letters to her name: BCBA! Haley has been with Action for nearly two years. She began as an RBT Supervisee and has since grown through the ranks of BAT and now BCBA!
"Haley started her Journey with ABC as an RBT Supervisee, accruing hours to become a BCBA. She is such a pleasure to work with. From day 1, she has modeled the core values of ABC in all that she does. Although her Frisco Family will miss seeing her each day, we look forward to hearing about her continued success! Haley goes above and beyond for her teammates by checking in on others frequently. Haley also goes above and beyond for her patients by collaborating on new ideas with BCBAs. Your Frisco Family is so happy for you on this new journey, Haley!" - Bridget Morgan, Clinical Director
You're going to be an incredible BCBA, Haley! We can't wait to witness you impact many families and teammates in Frisco.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and our Cypress Team honored this important observance with a booth complete with goodie bags and informative flyers.
Each goodie bag included ABC swag, soaps, sweet treats, and an affirmation card.
We're proud of our teammates for spreading awareness and education about this important holiday to promote inclusivity in the workplace.
During this month and beyond, we continue to foster an inclusive culture where teammates of all backgrounds can utilize their unique talents and shine.
Caring in Action!
Jasmine Foroughi was awarded with the Core Value of Caring pin last week for her unwavering commitment to supporting her team. Jasmine has grown through the ranks of RBT → CAA → Talent Advisor → Senior Talent Advisor and has exhibited a strong level of empathy for those she serves during each of her roles.
"3 years ago, I started my journey with ABC as a Behavior Technician and to this day, I am continually grateful for all of the opportunities and support that I have received.
I would love to share why ABC is so impactful to not only the families we serve, but the teammates we get to have on our team as well, including myself!"
- Jasmine Foroughi, Senior Talent Advisor
Thank you for all you do, Jasmine! We appreciate you!
Another BCBA cohort is in the books, all thanks to our incredible team of compassionate therapists lead the one and only Chasady (Garcia) Zachary!
"This week I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with this group of amazing individuals! We laughed, learned, and even cried a little :) The amount of love that was among this group is something I will never forget!" - Chasady (Garcia) Zachary, Director of BCBA Clinical Quality and Training
Here's to you, leaders! We know you're all going to do amazing things at your centers.
ABC centers around the nation are decorating their walls for a spooktacular Halloween! 🎃👻
Pictured here are our Teammate Experience Ambassadors Alexia Leontoudis, Jessica Matarazzo, Samantha Farrell, and Addison Burke at our Sunset Valley center. Our Teammate Experience Ambassadors frequently meet to discuss ways to continuously evolve and maintain the amazing culture we've created here at ABC.
For details on fun fall activities to attend with your child this season, please visit https://hubs.ly/Q01ptn9m0 or https://hubs.ly/Q01ptwmJ0.
We hope you have a fabulous October!
Our Westminster team is full of Core Value Champions!
Congratulations to Dakota Kashcy for receiving the Core Value of Caring pin and Katie Wood & Reanna Mackey for receiving the Core Value of Team pin!
Dakota, BCBA, practices "Caring" by going above and beyond for her kiddos and teammates to ensure everyone is receiving compassionate care. Katie, BCBA, and Reanna, RBT, practice "Team" by looking out for the good of the team, stepping in to anticipate the needs of others.
Way to go, Team Westminster! We're so proud of these exemplary role models.
Team Arizona took to the early 2000s for their Team Action cheer! Pulling inspiration from N-SYNC and Eminem, they created two songs about ABC Arizona! The whole crowd burst into cheers at the end of their performance, charging teammates up for the next
Team Arizona took to the early 2000s for their Team Action cheer!
Pulling inspiration from N-SYNC and Eminem, they created two songs about ABC Arizona!
The whole crowd burst into cheers at the end of their performance, charging teammates up for the next cheer.
Way to go, Arizona!
Welcome to our patch!
Our Kyle teammates brought out the FUN in Action during Pumpkin Day this week. Teammates dressed up, carved jack-o-lanterns, and set up props for photos with one another.
What motivates you to do your best work? Perhaps it's your mission, your values, the meaning you find in work, or the fun you have while living out your purpose.
For our Kyle teammates, it's FALL of the above! 🍁🎃
Growth in Action!
Sierra Matthews has been promoted to Clinical Director of our Stone Oak location in South Texas. We are thrilled to watch her grow as a leader to impact even more families and teams with her commitment to Clinical Excellence.
"Sierra, your hard work and dedication are an example to everyone on our team! Watching you strive for success has been inspirational for me. This promotion is so well deserved! I’m so excited to watch you crush it in your new role!"
- Veronica Figueroa, Vice President
Let's hear it for Sierra!
Happy 3 Year ABCversary to Samantha LaFerney, Senior Clinical Director of Benbrook, Texas.
"Sam is the human version of sunshine! She makes coming to work something for the team to look forward to with her cheerful personality, open arms to learning/willingness to teach, and gracious spirit that fosters a safe space to thrive with the kiddos we work with daily. I can speak for many when I say that ABC is a better place with Sam on our team! Speaking as her OM counterpart at our Benbrook & Hulen offices, Sam brings a perfect balance as we lead our centers to live up to ABC's core values. I'm grateful for her honesty, guidance, and trust that she brings to the table which allows us to continually grow our partnership." - Rachel Callicut, Operations Manager
We appreciate all you do for our children and families, Samantha!
Thank you for being a mentor, leader, and role model for each of our teammates at Benbrook. We appreciate you!
*Child in the photo is not a patient at ABC.
For Hispanic Heritage Month, we continue highlighting members of ABC that are sharing their stories with us. In this video, we showcase a group of teammates who came together to show pride in their roles and their history as Latinx individuals. Shoutout
For Hispanic Heritage Month, we continue highlighting members of ABC that are sharing their stories with us. In this video, we showcase a group of teammates who came together to show pride in their roles and their history as Latinx individuals.
Shoutout to just a few of the many incredible Latinx teammates we have at Action!
Thank you for sharing your history with us. We're deeply proud to call you members of our ABC!
How do you plan to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month? Let us know in the comments!
Phoenix Autism Advocates... Are You Ready to Join the Action?
Join us for our Virtual Hiring Event Friday, October 14th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm to discover why Behavior Therapists and Registered Behavior Therapists are overwhelmingly choosing Action!
Just a FEW of the reasons to join us are:
🌟 Unlimited growth opportunities
🌟 Amazing benefits, including Health/Dental/Vision (paid at up to 90% by ABC), mental health benefits, 401k WITH match, and so much more!
🌟 Tuition discount scholarships, student loan assistance, and student loan refinancing support!
🌟 DoorDash + Headspace + DailyPay subscriptions
🌟 Quarterly bonus opportunities
🌟 An incredible work environment with team-building activities, happy hours, summer and winter parties, and so much more!
🌟 Ongoing training and support by your BCBA and clinical team
🌟 A FUN working environment!
Join a team where you will make a positive impact on a daily basis for children on the Autism spectrum.
Register via the link on Indeed https://hubs.ly/Q01plX5p0
Denver Autism Advocates...
Curious to know what life at Action looks like?
Mark your calendars for this Thursday!
We're hosting a virtual hiring event for all prospective Behavioral Therapists and Registered Behavioral Therapists in the Denver region.
Just a few of our perks are listed below...
➡ Guaranteed hours
➡ Health/Dental/Vision paid at up to 90% by ABC
➡ Free Food Fridays
➡ Free Dash Pass & Headspace subscriptions
➡ Quarterly One For All bonuses based on performance
Please register via the link on Indeed:
Please join us in giving a warm congratulations to Jaycie Jobe of Pflugerville for passing her BCBA exam!
Her Clinical Director, Megan Acuna, writes, "I have witnessed Jaycie work day in and day out to learn, practice, and grow to be a phenomenal, compassionate, and knowledgeable BCBA. Congratulations on passing one tough cookie of an exam! We are all so incredibly proud of you! RIDE into this next chapter with love, smiles, knowledge, and fun! 🚲"
Way to grow, Jaycie! We can't wait to continue to watch you evolve as a leader.