Hiring a Behavior Analyst To Supervise an In-Home Program
We urge parents to read the consumer guidelines prior to hiring anyone. The Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis has developed a document titled: Parent Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting, and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Providing Treatment for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Please check the Registry for Certificants in Behavior Analysis at www.bacb.com to verify that a potential consultant is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) or board certified associate behavior analyst (BCaBA). This site allows you to search by name or location to find a certified behavior analyst in your area.
Some local private ABA clinics and schools (listed under site-based providers) might provide in-home consulting services as well. Contact them individually to check availability of services. In addition, providers from out-of-town and out-of-state often will provide periodic consulting services to supervise an in-home program, although this is not always optimal if it reduces the intensity and frequency of supervision for your child’s program.
Stephanie Hulshof, M.A., BCBA
Amanda L. Sitomer, M.S., BCBA
Tangible Difference Learning Center
Michael Conteh – BCBA
Address: 7010 Northwest Dr. Suite A104 Houston, TX 77092
Last Updated: 17-Feb-08
Texas Young Autism Project (TYAP)
Texas Resource for Early Autism Treatment (TREAT)
Gerald Harris, Ph.D., BCBA
Address: 3730 Kirby, Suite 540, Houston, TX 77098
Last Updated: January 2010
TYAP also has a Day Treatment Center (Texas Young Autism Day Treatment Center), with the same contact information as above.
Resources for Recruiting Therapists/Trainers FEAT-Houston does not currently maintain a list of potential In-Home Trainers but here are some ideas that have been useful for other parents. FEAT-Houston sends out an email each month with news of upcoming trainings and events and also has a “Classifieds” section. We will let you run a free small Classified ad if you need to try to advertise for help. If you would like to see a sample of the Classifieds to know how to write your ad we can send you one. Otherwise, just be sure to include a description of your need, your general location and a way to contact you (email, phone, etc…) We need to receive your ad at least five days before the end of the month. Email your request to email@example.com There are a couple of websites that also might be useful to you. Some parents have had some success recruiting on them. Both sites allow you to post an ad and then applicants can contact you through the site if interested. Both sites also allow you to look at resume type information posted by job seekers. 1. Care.com You can search the Special Needs section for care providers by area code and you will see a listing with pictures, information and wage requested. It is free and your contact is through the website so they (the potential care providers) don't have your personal information until you provide it. Care.com has a Special Needs section and you can search using your zip code. 2. Indeed.com Go to http://www.indeed.com and post a job there. (Look at the top left and click Employers/Post Job to go to the job posting section.) You can pick your own title – like ABA therapist/trainer and make your own description. All applications come via the website to your email so no one gets your email address and you can ignore those who are not at all qualified. The site also give you the option to send them a generic type note (that you can edit) telling them you are not interested.