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Magee, MS: ABA clinic opens; 3 kids enrolled, 54 on waitlist

June 14, 2023, Simpson Cty, MS: AUTISM THERAPY CLINIC IN MAGEE

Shining Starz Pediatric ABA Therapy Clinic opened the first week in June in Magee. Co-owners are Maggie Griffith, BCBA, and Carroll Berry.

Parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders are already taking notice….

The clinic has been a dream in the making for Griffith ever since she began working with autistic children as a registered behavior technician (RBT), the first step before becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

…The goal is not for someone to appear neurotypical. The goal is for their life to be improved in a way that is meaningful to them.”…

Currently there are three clients enrolled with Shining Starz and a wait list of 54. “I didn’t know there was going to be a need this profound in the community.” Griffith still urges anyone needing more information to call the clinic at 601-721-0080, email or go to the website The clinic currently serves clients from Simpson, Rankin, Smith, Hinds and Forrest counties. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday afternoons are reserved for staff training….

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