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TX State U partners with autism centers "to meet growing need" for behavior analysts

Oct 20, 2021, San Marcos (TX) Corridor News: Texas State, Action Behavior Centers partner for education of autism specialists

Texas State University and Action Behavior Centers (ABC), a leading provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism, have entered into a strategic partnership through which ABC’s employees will have access to a customized graduate ABA degree curriculum at Texas State tailored to meet the growing need for qualified board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) serving children on the autism spectrum. “For several years now, graduate students in the Autism and ABA program at Texas State University have identified ABC as a destination of choice to pursue their careers in ABA,” said Russ Lang, professor of special education and executive director of Texas State’s Clinic for Autism Research Evaluation and Support (CARES). “ABC’s reputation for delivering effective evidence-based practices and for supporting their BCBA and registered behavior technician teammates aligns with our goals and empowers this partnership.” Through this partnership, ABC employees who enroll in Texas State’s graduate program will be placed in exclusive student cohorts with coursework tailored to prepare graduates for careers as clinical supervisors at ABC. ABC’s senior clinical team will also contribute to the curriculum and participate in regular guest lecture series. Graduates from the program will have guaranteed placement in ABC’s growing portfolio of ABA clinics. “I’m delighted to partner with Texas State as we jointly develop the next generation of ABC clinicians,” said Charna Mintz, chief clinical officer at Action Behavior Centers and leader over ABC’s clinical council of advisors. “Historically, Texas State alumni have been outstanding clinicians at ABC including many of our clinical directors.”… About Action Behavior Centers Founded in 2017, Action Behavior Centers is a leading applied behavior therapy (ABA) provider offering comprehensive services and support to improve the lives of children on the autism spectrum. The provider’s high-quality, center-based care combined with its dedication to helping young children reach their full potential has made ABC one of the fastest growing and highest quality providers in the industry. Headquartered in Austin, ABC has more than 70 clinics in Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Illinois….


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