Advancement Through Service: Training Low-Income High School Students To Become ABA Therapists While Working With Toddlers In Their Communities

Bishop, Saundra

B.A.S.I.C.S. ABA Therapy, LLC


Community Grants



United States


This program will train high school students in low-income neighborhoods as well as college students in ABA therapy, who will then provide therapy to toddlers in low-income neighborhoods. This will help create skilled workers in low-income neighborhoods and provide free services to low-income toddlers with autism. Interns will meet with a BCBA every other week for a two hour seminar on the principles of ABA. Each internship will last one year but it will be staggered so that when one set of interns is doing direct therapy, a new set will be beginning the training process.