Behavioral Health Business April 12, 2024
Chris Larson

The autism therapy industry faces a systemic shortage of experienced board-certified behavioral analysts (BCBAs).

This pain point is forcing autism therapy organizations to think long and hard about how to find, keep and expand the impact of what few experienced clinicians, especially BCBAs, they need as leaders.

Regardless of setting or type, the bottom line for all of these efforts is the need to significantly invest in clinicians or otherwise not have them in an organization. If an organization can’t find or develop these types of leaders, its growth will stall.

“We’re such a young field still, and many BCBAs don’t have five years of experience,” Brett Blevins, CEO and founder of Commonwealth Autism Care, told Autism Business...

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