As I’m sure you’ve heard numerous times, most people seem to “stumble” into the field. As most others, so did I. I was entering my third year of undergrad when I came across the need to register for one more psych class. The only available one that fit my schedule was principles of ABA. Without really knowing what this was, I signed up. Little did I know that ABA would change my life. I found myself completely in love with the field and the application of principles across disciplines.
At a recent ABAI conference I learned that there is only 1 BCBA for every 2452 individuals with autism. We say we want to change the world with ABA so let’s do something about it. Let’s change those numbers and increase the worlds knowledge of what ABA is and how beneficial this discipline can be when applied correctly.
There is a growing need for more professionals and it’s my mission to help those seeking board certification secure the best possible resources out there.
I came across many people at the conference who looked at me like I was crazy when I said “I want to change the world with good supervision practices.” I was even asked “why” I would want to provide supervision when most people already receive supervision at their current jobs. Well, that is not entirely true. While many are lucky enough to work in regions that have an abundance of services, others are not so fortunate and reside in remote areas where accessing a BCBA is not possible.
So this is my first WHY (of many). I continue to push for education and better supervision practices because I have made it my mission to ensure that we continue to propel our field forward by helping people access highly ethical and knowledgeable supervisors that are going to teach future behavior analysts to not only be competent in the field but to instill a passion for ABA and encourage them to find their niche. The motto of Link ABA arose from this passion. “Connecting Great Minds Worldwide.”
From whatever corner of the world you find yourself in, cheers!