Inspiring Effective Change was founded in 2021 when we recognized major changes were needed in the ABA field. Generations worth of systemic bias and stigmas drove us to fulfill a need to create essential skills in a way that children and adults can relate to and understand. We operate under basic tenets of humanity. The Golden Rule, treat others the way you want to be treated; people are humans and deserve respect. Our goal is to change the way everyone views ABA work, it is important for clinicians to learn as much as possible to properly serve clients with customizable treatment plans. Our future goal is that ABA work is no longer viewed in a negative light, but a compassionate, beneficial practice.
Amanda, founder and CEO of Inspiring Effective Change is driven to empower clients, families and students to gain knowledge of ABA work. She started IEC based off of her own experiences with misdiagnosis of depression and anxiety. In her thirties she was correctly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) compounded with overactive brain stimuli. Often times women will not seek out proper diagnosis due to perception of others and cheapening their self worth. Her goal is to teach others to prioritize self-reflection and learn coping strategies.
"Amanda, Thank you for your dedication and patience this past year. You have made such a huge difference in [my child's] life, he has made many important gains because of you and we really appreciate everything you've done to help him grow. It takes a very special person to be able to do the work you do, and it takes an even more special person to connect with [our child] the way you did since day one. We are very grateful to have met you!"
"Amanda, When we first got diagnosed, we were told that ABA was the gold standard of treatment. A friend at [my child's] school told me that if you do ABA, make sure that you have a good BCBA. At the time, I was unsure what she meant and unsure about ABA. Well, a year or so in, I know what she meant. You put a wonderful treatment plan together for [my child], and now he can communicate, match, id colors, he's potty trained and the list goes on... You brought out all the things that we knew [our child] could do. Moving forward, I will educate parents about ABA, and give that same advice that friend told me."
Dear Amanda, I wanted to thank you for all your hard work & dedication in helping [my child] become a bit more independent and self-sufficient day by day. In the short time that you have been his BCBA, he's accomplished so many targets. You may not know this, but the strategy you gave me for toilet training during our very first consultation was what finally worked! Amanda, you're always there to listen without judgement which I truly appreciate. You've given me endless ideas & tips to overcome small obstacles in [my child's] everyday life. In his short life [my child] has had numerous therapists/teachers but you are one of the very few who have made such an impact. Thank you for genuinely caring above and beyond"
"It takes a special person to hear what a child can't say. You will always be remembered because you came into [my child's] life and gave hope and understanding to all of us. Your work is so important. May your talent for caring for others have no limits or boundaries."
"Amanda, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are grateful and appreciate the guidance, support and work you have provided us and [our child]. What you do for others and [our child] is special and the passion to help others is truly amazing...We can't thank you enough enough for the impact you had on all of us."
Here at Inspiring Effective Change our mission is to promote the evolution of ABA through training with a trauma informed and client centered approach.