Ainsley A, B.S., RBT

Behavioral Technician/ Therapist

Blue Bird Day Staff and Ainsley A

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2019

Education

Masters of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) (current student)
Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science in Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago

Credentials and Certification 

  • EMT- B Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 

Clinical Expertise

  •  Disability Social Policy 
  •  Pediatrics 

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My Story

Growing up, I was always interested in working with children. During my undergraduate career, I constantly volunteered and participated in organizations such as the Special Olympics, NAMI, and Autism Speaks with the intention of developing a career in pediatrics. Fast forward to working at Blue Bird, I found myself very interested and curious in ABA. After using ABA concepts as a Therapeutic Assistant, I found myself looking for more information and asking about work as an RBT and looking into ABA Masters programs in order to further my development and engagement with our families. 

My Blue Bird Day

I really enjoy working in different settings that center’s their mission statement towards multidisciplinary therapy and evidence-based practices towards a pediatric clientele. It allows for everyone to collaborate towards one common goal. This organization has allowed me to grow and challenge myself into new opportunities that I can apply towards building a strong foundation with our families and children. 

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  • Obtain certification in Crisis Prevention Intervention 
  • Complete my Master’s program over the next year and prepare for the BCBA Exam