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After getting some interesting requests, I thought I would put some parameters around this program.

The purpose of this offer is to mitigate one of the key issues that contribute to RBT Turnover. Lack of proper training. RBTs without sufficient training and support are at higher risk of stress, self-doubt, poor morale, danger to themselves and their clients, and ultimately burnout. Add to that unreliable compensation and a whole host of other issues and the outcome – turnover – is inevitable.

What I’m advocating for is that every ABA organization take personal responsibility for providing RBTs with QUALITY professional development opportunities so that they can continue to become better at their jobs and adequately represent the field of ABA.

Until that happens, I’m willing to offer our training modules to meet the professional development needs of RBTs who are unable to access quality professional development through their own organization.


(1) RBTs must send an email directly to contact@special-learning.com to request a training module from this list only – https://lnkd.in/gSKzzcRr

(2) They must provide this information:
Title and Hyperlink of the requested training (Limit 1 per month)
eMail Address
Company Name
# Years of Experience as BT/RBT
City, State Zip
Country (If not the US)
Telephone Number
RBT Credential Date
RBT Credential Number
Type of experience

(3) Someone from our customer support team will set up the account and add the requested training title to the profile.

I’m making up systems, processes, and rules as I go along so I reserve the right to change things as they need to be changed. Please feel free to contact me at kchung@special-learning.com if you have a situation that doesn’t meet the criteria that I’ve defined above.

Also… Please consider the intent and context around what I’m hoping to accomplish with this program and think about how you can also help.

How do we as a field demonstrate to BTs and RBTs that we care about them collectively and stand behind them in this fight?


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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