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Do you have examples of companies employing “bait and switch” hiring practices and other unethical business and clinical practices?

What I’m looking for is the actual name of organizations that are engaging in unethical business practices and specific examples of these practices.

Once we have a list, we can share it with the greater BT/RBT/BCBA community (and parents) and have people validate / invalidate items on this list. Once we start to accumulate data – meaning we have more than a single data point (3 to 5 would be good for starters), we can publish this information.

If you’re uncomfortable sharing the names of the companies, it would be good enough to start compiling a list of commonly seen unethical (and illegal) business practices so that we can start to analyze what exactly is happening under the hood.

On the flip side, it would be great to also compile a list of best practices as well so that we can keep sharing best practices.


Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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