After patience, time, the right approach, and a lot of hard work, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child empowered by real progress.
All of the small victories accomplished along the way are pieces of the bigger puzzle, and that got us thinking, Why not celebrate and share those progress pieces too? So that’s exactly what we’re doing!
And it’s not just our kiddos who are empowered with progress – our team members feel the benefits personally & professionally!
1) Duck Duck Goose
One of my students just started having sessions at Y Care. When I observed him in baseline he played catch with one of the staff on the sidelines the entire time the group was playing structured games together. The first day the CTM went with him, he joined the group for Duck Duck Goose and played for 20 minutes! The next day he stayed with the group almost the entire time, only taking two breaks! -Aislin B.
2) “I love my team!”
I have been on a team with Joanna Stopa (BCBA) and Alex Ilina (PL) since June of 2016. They are amazing, and I love my team! This family is wonderful, and my client is great. It has been amazing to watch him grow and learn. Transitions for him and myself were a bit hard, as I took over for 2 CTMs. However, he and I quickly paired nicely and have a great relationship. He is doing awesome in so many areas, and watching him flourish as he is, is exactly why I do what I do. What an amazing and rewarding job! -Stacie G.
3) “I am so thankful…”
A huge joy of mine is not only the expansion of our center services, but also the collaboration that is happening between ABA and SLP therapies at our centers. Coordination of care has happened via consultative emails, incidental “overlaps” while clients are being served, and during team meetings when approaches are explained to parents in a positive and constructive manner. I am so thankful to work in an environment that is so client-centered where professionals can come together to best meet the needs of our families. It takes effort, communication, and ego-check to openly and honestly discuss how best to approach one particular case from sometimes differing points of view. I’m so proud of AHSS for being this environment. Yay Team! –Tracy C.
**These statements (solicited from AHSS staff) represent a quick snapshot of a moment in time. Each child with autism is unique and on their own journey. Your child’s journey will be different than any other child’s, including those depicted here. If you would like more information on the progress possible for your child, please call 844-AHSS-ABA.
Every week we’ll share progress pieces from our team. We invite you to share yours as well & embrace the positivity!