Our Behavior Analysts are clinicians: we utilize best practices in the field of ABA - that means we look to data, numbers & facts, research studies, and even the scientific method! - to help disabled children, teens, and adults (clients) develop a roadmap (positive behavioral support plan, or PBSP) and set, progress toward, and attain self-determined goals. These goals are individualized and meaningful to each person, no matter her/his age, disability(ies), or divergent abilities. We use evidence-based strategies to ethically and collaboratively help our clients and their support networks learn:
Our combined experiences in various areas of the neurodivergent supports and services domain - from scholarship/academia at the university level to parenting divergent children while being divergent ourselves, and all the places in between - mean we have very unique perspectives on what works and what doesn't work. Our approach:
If you are more curious about the Divergent Abilities approach, we gravitate toward Contextual Behavior Science (CBS) [click the link to learn more]
We (the AbiliTEAM) are all divergent in some way or another (and some way more than others). Having divergent abilities ourselves means we are really big on individual rights, especially when it comes to our clients. Our clients and the people in their support network participate in the entire service delivery process, from assessment to discharge*, and we always strive to effectively work with and explain things to our clients in ways that are:
After all, it's the client's life, not ours. We're not better than our clients; we just have a specialized set of skills (I see you, Liam Neesons!) and want to help others like we have been helped - and raised to help - in our lives.
*Hopefully discharge just means we did our jobs, meaning: all the fires have been put out permanently OR client and support network can put out fires on their own; y'all now know enough of the things to fly solo; and we are liked but not needed anymore (we may end up being needed again at some point, but probably not as much or for a shorter period of time). We love working with all our clients, but our goal is always toward maximized independence. We want to help as many people as possible - correctly and ethically - before we shuffle off this mortal coil. Dramatic, but you get it.
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UPDATE 02.07.22: Both suites A & D are beautified and we have started seeing in-person clients multiple times a week. So excited! Curious about the process? Check out our pictures here!
UPDATE 01.24.22: We have set up our physical workspaces and are offering limited in-person services (clients who can safely navigate a less open space) @ Divergent Abilities HQ (Suite A only)! Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen and uncontrollable delays (even Renewminati couldn't prevent them), we do not expect Suite D will be client-ready by February 1. As we know more, we'll pass it along to anyone reading these.
UPDATE 12.12.21: We will begin offering in-person services @ Divergent Abilities HQ (Suite A only) in January! Suite D will be ready by February 1 at the latest.
We are finally moving into our physical spaces: 102 E Old Bowman Rd, Suites A & D. Renewminati has been hard at work getting Suite A ready for move-in by Dec 1st. Suite D will follow soon after, hopefully in time for a winter holiday party. Check out pictures of our Divergent AbiliTEAM and FRAMILY hard at work here.
UPDATE 10.23.21: Thanks to everyone who came out to help with and participate in the Special Needs Trunk or Treat! Check out the event pictures here.
We are so excited to join Round Rock Parks and Recreation for the 8th annual FREE Trunk or Treat! It will be held in the parking lot at Seton-Williamson @ 201 Seton Parkway on Saturday 10.23.21 from 3:30-5:30 pm. Divergent Abilities will have the last 3 trunks at the very end of the route, right next to the exit. Come see what we look like in real life, get some treats and toys, and check out our fun decorations!