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Autism Spectrum Therapies Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Rewarding because making a difference in a child's life (in 8 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 consists of 8 hours of scheduled direct intervention AND mileage and drive time (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "Human Resources Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. The staff is very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Doesn't really have any disadvantages for the employers

  3. "Lead Interventionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Interventionit in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Interventionit in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with work schedule. Look after work and life balance. Pay Well. Supervisors provide support and make themselves available. Work around your plans for vacations or days off. Plan to max out your hours. Training so you can grow within the company. Great bonus for recommending people to work.

    Cons

    Clients may not live close to each other so sometimes have to drive a far distance. Supervisors do their best to keep close distance between clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "."

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

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

    Pros

    I love being a part of the AST family. AST has really helped me grow professionally and encourages me to continue to grow by pushing me to do my best and supporting me in all areas

    Cons

    I haven’t find any downsides so far

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, support from other staff, career opportunities, opportunities for research and to further education, positive working environment.

    Cons

    No concerns at this time.


  6. "Administrative"

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

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AST is a great company to work for with multiple locations in multiple states that is experiencing tremendous growth. Executives with the company are very involved in the day to day operations and AST has the absolute best clinical staff serving the Autism community.

    Cons

    Focus is mostly on clinical services which can sometimes lead support/administrative staff to feel left out of events and communications that affect the entire company.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of your non-clinical staff every once in a while.


  7. "Behavior Interventionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Interventionist in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The families! We work with amazing families that make every day enjoyable.
    The supervisors provide great support and encouragement.

    Cons

    As a full time employee at AST, it's almost impossible to get the hours you need. AST consistently hires new BI's that get our hours, and we are left with only 15-25 hours a week, which is barely nothing to get by. AST is only great if you are looking for a part time job.

    Advice to Management

    Please care about the current employees and not the big numbers/ profits.

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – COO

    Thanks for the kudos for our Clinical Supervisors - I agree we have some of the best in the field!

    I definitely understand your frustration with your hours. Given our families schedules, it can... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Behavioral Therapist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Training was very intense and made you ready to work with children. Especially for someone completely new to the field and not having any ABA background experience

    Cons

    management, hours, mileage reimbursement, high turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    I always found out I was off a case or on a new case from someone else before the supervisor or other management told me. Hours are inconsistent and not realistic for someone who is no longer a student.

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – COO

    It's definitely our goal that our scheduling team and management have open lines of communication to our team members, and communicate scheduling changes promptly. In general, I think our team does a... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Behavioral interventionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Behavior Therapist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Hours vary periodically without notice
    Lack of workers consideration
    Employees are treated as they are disposable

    Advice to Management

    Management needs improvement
    Employeees need to be valued

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – COO

    First, thank you for your more than 3 years of service to AST's families! As an organization, we are lucky to have staff members so dedicated to our mission.

    I am very disappointed that you don't... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good step in the door"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies part-time

    Pros

    provide training to new interventionists and staff is friendly and awesome

    Cons

    Wish the pay was higher

    Autism Spectrum Therapies Response

    Aug 7, 2017 – COO

    Thanks for the review! I really like the title of your review; "good step in the door". At AST, one of our missions is to introduce curious, passionate, caring individuals who enjoy helping... More


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