Getting Started

Do your homework…

Before hiring a professional…

Read the Consumer Guidelines. Also check the certificant registry to verify that a potential ABA consultant is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) or board certified associate behavior analyst (BCaBA). Another good resource is this article taken from the website of the Association for Science in Autism website: How to Choose a Behavior Consultant.

Read the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Practice Guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder. It contains general guidance and basic descriptions of typical ABA service delivery.

Seek out training for yourself…

Training can help you become a therapist for your own child, and it can help you become a more educated consumer. FEAT is proud to sponsor low-cost, high-quality ABA workshops and there are many other free training opportunities provided by Behavior Analysts all around Houston. Please see our calendar for these. Sign up for our email list to receive our monthly E-newsletter with announcements of training events that are offered through local ABA providers.  Our E-newsletter often also includes information on training grants and projects that may be available. 

FEAT-Houston also offers a free DVD set of our ABC's of ABA workshop in English and/or Spanish.  See our DVD Ordering page or request a set by emailing feathouston@gmail.com.

Paying for ABA