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Autism Spectrum Therapies Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "You also get to see the progress children make every day and truly make a difference" (in 9 reviews)

  • "AST has great training programs to get you ready the field of ABA" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Doesn't feel like there's much of a work-life balance" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Full time schedule not always available" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Behavior intervention"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Intervention in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Intervention in Ontario, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very helpful and wants to help you succeed.

    Cons

    It gets lonely after a while.


  2. "Rewarding job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supervisors are nice and understanding , the clients are fin to work with.

    Cons

    When you get a client cancellation , you don’t get paid

    Advice to Management

    Have some back up sessions for those who get cancellations!

  3. "Good for what it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time

    Pros

    Good training
    Supportive staff
    Great kids

    Cons

    Some challenging cases
    Variable hours


  4. "Behavioral Interventionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    Amazing company, great team of supervisors who really care about the clients and the Autism community. Supportive environment and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Low wages and not enough raises.


  5. "Tough times but great clients"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time

    Pros

    Impactful work, change lives of clients, cultivate amazing relationships with parents and teachers

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, not feeling supported, I am petite and they gave me clients literally larger than me, was not safe even with CPI training

    Advice to Management

    I think things are different now, but I hope that BI's receive more support and reinforcement for their work. I did not receive the recognition from my managers at the time. I had three different managers during my one year there.


  6. "You won't really know if it's for you or not unless you're in the field"

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    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist
    Former Employee - Behavior Therapist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - the experience to work with kids, to learn about ABA
    - paid training & the opportunity to take BCAT

    Cons

    - clients canceling
    - the schedule is very difficult to work with, you easily lose balance. your life is working around your job.
    - the pay is very little for the type of work that you do. drive time/paid mileage is not even worth it.
    - not enough toys and materials in sessions, and their system for collecting data is almost always faulty.
    - if you're not careful, you will injure yourself. on their job post, there is no indication that you will be lifting kids however there are cases where you have to, A LOT.
    - taking the BCAT or any of their supplemental training does not increase your pay, given the nature of your job as a BI.
    - high turnover rate


  7. "BI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    Working with kids
    Opportunity to grow
    Cool center
    Recognition
    Cool coworkers and bosses

    Cons

    Travel
    Hours are all over the place
    Pay could be better

  8. "Behavior Interventionist"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, great training, overall amazing company to work for. Supervisors genuinely care about employees and clients.

    Cons

    Very limited hours due to overhiring.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less employees so current employees can have more clients.


  9. "Behavior Interventionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    The staff is amazing, the training seems thorough and they're great at communication

    Cons

    None that I can think of yet.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult and questionable work for little pay"

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    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist
    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Paid 2 week training
    - Opportunity to test for BCAT certification after 6 months
    - Opportunities for growth within company
    - Meaningful work

    Cons

    - Very underpaid for the level of difficulty of the work involved
    - Very little support/guidance in the actual sessions from supervisors
    - Very few toys/materials provided for sessions
    - Tablets and software used for recording data during sessions are extremely faulty and a nightmare to operate
    - Unsanitary conditions in client homes
    - This isn’t a criticism specifically aimed at AST, but the field itself: ABA therapy is basically dog training for humans. After reading accounts online of autistic adults’ very negative experiences with ABA therapy, I felt I could not morally continue to do this kind of work. I would recommend that anyone interested in going into ABA go online and read some of these perspectives for themselves.