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Autism Spectrum Therapies Reviews

Updated June 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)

  • "I have worked for several agencies in the field of ABA over the last 13 years and I can honestly say that AST is the best" (in 5 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Director
    Current Employee - Assistant Clinical Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at AST for almost 10 years. AST has given me many opportunities for growth within the company. They strive to promote from within and develop current staff. The staff are wonderful to work with, I look forward to going in to work to be able to collaborate with motivated individuals. The services we provide families are unparalleled. Each program is individualized to the client and you can see the meaningful impact in the individual and family. As an organization there is a consistent evaluation of current practices, and improvements are made as needed. In the last few years I have observed a push to constantly improve the opportunities provided to staff and services provided to client, Including the introduction of a 3 tier model.

    Cons

    I don't really see any cons about AST, however, as they say the only constant is change, and people who have a difficult time being flexible and adapting to changes may see this as a con. I think it is important to note however that flexibility is extremely important in the field of ABA and it's impressive to see an organization that is applying ABA not only to their clients but to themselves.

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Mar 23, 2018 – COO

    Thanks so much for your feedback! We are always trying to improve as an organization, so thanks for recognizing our efforts!
    -Justin


  2. "Behavior Interventionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Supportive Staff
    Good Training

    Cons

    Not always getting a full schedule
    Families can cancel a lot (especially during holiday times)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You do an amazing job for your clients

  3. "Love it!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - BI in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - BI in Ontario, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This company is amazing when it comes to support and training. My Supervisors have been supportive and very helpful. I needed a little extra support with a client and they had someone come spend the day with me. I can't s ay enough about this company. I have had 2 family emergencies and they were understanding and understood.

    Cons

    None that I have noticed.


  4. "AST company review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    They are super flexible company and help you succeed.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons of working at AST


  5. "Company Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time

    Pros

    The support you receive from Supervisors is superior. Feel like I can bring up a concern.

    Cons

    High variability of hours for interventionist


  6. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Behavior Interventionist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Advanced Behavior Interventionist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Paid mileage and drive time
    Your drives in between clients are kind of like breaks and it’s nice to be outside.
    Everyday is different, you may be assigned sessions that are indoors, some outdoors, some school sessions.

    Cons

    The job gets lonely
    Not enough supervision and guidance when one first starts the job.
    Not much thought is put into the location/distance between clients. You might end up driving for an hour in traffic to get from one client to another.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t overwork your supervisors and therapists. Don’t throw inexperienced therapist onto very challenging cases just to satisfy your scheduling goals.


  7. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any in particular.

  8. "Administration"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance and Benefits

    Cons

    Certain Departments need structure


  9. "Behavior Interventionist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist
    Former Employee - Behavior Interventionist
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Other BI’s are very supportive when you’re in the training process. Supervisors are very supportive. Pay was $16 an hour.

    Cons

    Not enough support in field. Supervisor are with you the first day of a new client and then after that you’re alone. For someone who’s never done this before you are lost most of the time and they want trial numbers to be high. It’s very stressful and sometimes the support isn’t there. You’re on your own a lot of the time. I had To travel from one client to the next with such a short period of time I was Always rushing and in a hurry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue training after the initial training process.

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Mar 23, 2018 – COO

    I appreciate your feedback. Its unfortunate that you didn't feel supported in the field - that is definitely not the norm. In addition to your superviso, most AST regions have addition support... More


  10. "Excellent job to begin a career in ABA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    Supervisors are very involved.
    Support within the field.

    Cons

    Not enough hours provided.
    Seems difficult to be added on to another case.

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Feb 28, 2018 – COO

    I love the title of your post! One of our goals at AST is to be the BEST job to begin a career in ABA or a related field (such as special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy). We invest... More


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