The Clinical/Executive Director plays a pivotal role in overseeing the comprehensive operations of Glowing Growth Autism Services. Beyond the daily administrative duties, our Clinical/Executive Director holds the responsibility of supervising all clinical staff, including Program Supervisors and Instructor Therapists. This oversight involves direct observation, conducting monthly meetings, and facilitating training workshops. In addition, the Clinical/Executive Director diligently reviews monthly progress reports for each client to ensure that our high standards for programming needs and progress are consistently met.
Our Clinical Supervisors meet the stringent requirements of the Ontario Autism Program, including the Childhood Budget criteria. Within our team, there is a single Clinical Supervisor who leads evidence-based behavioral services. The responsibilities of our Clinical Supervisors encompass a wide range of tasks, including but not limited to assessing students through both informal and formal observations, developing, evaluating, and updating behavior plans, engaging in open discussions with families about assessment results, goals, service options, and progress. They also take the lead in training staff and caregivers, closely observing interventions and assessments conducted by team members, and ensuring the fidelity of interventions. While Clinical Supervisors bear full responsibility for overseeing behavioral services, they may, at times, delegate some duties to front-line behavioral therapists under their guidance.
BCBA Program Supervisors
Our Program Supervisors hold master's degrees in fields such as special education, psychology, ABA, or related areas and are certified as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). These dedicated professionals engage directly with the students' direct service teams and undertake essential tasks, which include initial assessments and ongoing assessments, the development of treatment and behavior reduction plans, the preparation of individualized programs and related materials, monitoring each child’s program and progress, leading team meetings, and providing direct supervision to therapy assistants. Additionally, Program Supervisors conduct caregiver training and collaborate with other service providers, such as those in school, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, as required.
Assistant Program Supervisors
Assistant Program Supervisors also hold master's degrees in fields like special education, psychology, ABA, or related disciplines. They typically accumulate BCBA hours while working alongside BCBA Program Supervisors or while preparing to sit for their certification exam. Assistant Program Supervisors collaborate with the students' direct service teams and undertake tasks such as initial and ongoing assessments, the development of treatment and behavior reduction plans, the creation of individualized programs and associated materials, and monitoring each child’s program and progress under the supervision of BCBA Program Supervisors. They also actively lead team meetings and provide training to therapists. Furthermore, Assistant Program Supervisors conduct caregiver training and establish collaborative relationships with other service providers, such as schools, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, as necessary.
Instructor Therapist (IT)
Our ABA Instructor Therapists are responsible for delivering direct intervention to your child in accordance with the treatment plan, as recommended by the Program Supervisor and approved by the funding department (if applicable). ITs diligently implement programs, record data, and document session notes. Depending on your child’s availability and the intensity of the therapy schedule, one or multiple ITs may be assigned. ITs report directly to the case Program Supervisor and receive ongoing supervision and guidance from them. This collaborative approach ensures that your child receives the most effective and personalized care.