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41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Workshop #W16
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Strategies in Developing and Operating a Successful Applied Behavior Analysis Business for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Friday, May 22, 2015
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
204A (CC)
Area: PRA/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Rebecca Ryan, J.D.
REBECCA RYAN (Sandbox ABA), Rany Thommen (ABA Today), Gia Vazquez Ortega (Blossom Center for Children)
Description: This workshop is intended for providers who assume responsibility for a workforce. The workshop will cover topics related to the four primary areas of business development for an ABA provider. The first major area is the development of a business plan based on a company's mission statement. Second, owners must be aware of and respond to a variety of laws and regulations that relate to the provision of ABA services. Third, a successful business requires a focus on client development and retention. Lastly, a strong business owner will develop a plan for on-boarding and retaining quality staff.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to: (1) identify major steps required in planning for and establishing an ABA business; (2) identify major legal frameworks that will affect your business planning and development; (3) identify strategies to assist your business in client development and retention; and (4) identify strategies to assist your business in employee development and retention.
Activities: Participants are required to participate in group discussion. In addition, there will be individual and group oral and written activities meant to demonstrate and understanding of the materials discussed.
Audience: This presentation is meant for BCBAs or BCBA-Ds who are entrepreneurial in inclination. This is not a course for individual/consult only providers. This is a course designed for those who are interested in building a business with a minimum of 15 employees.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): business development, laws regulations, planning, staff development

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