About Us

Meet Our founder, Lauren Ortega, BCBA, LBA

Lauren’s inspiration began long ago with her second grade teacher making an imprint on her life and professional career. She reflects writing in her journal “I want to be just like her when I grow up.” This person exuded kindness, patience and a unique trait to motivate her learners of all abilities to achieve exceptional results. To this day, she recalls how this made her feel and strives each day to ensure that positive impact creates a ripple effect on another.

Background in Industry

The founder discovered a passion while at a volunteer opportunity interacting with autistic children and their siblings. This experience paved the path to becoming a behavior interventionist in the year of 2013. Committed to professional development, she enrolled in graduate school to obtain a Masters degree in Education and achieved a certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015. As a seasoned behavior analyst, Lauren has provided care for individuals of early intervention to high school age with various conditions such as Autism, ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder and other developmental disorders. She has worked in a multitude of settings including center, home, community, and schools.

More notably, Lauren worked as a care advocate at an insurance company case shaping with providers and guiding members throughout the process of obtaining ABA therapy for their child. After speaking with a number of overwhelmed and hesitant caregivers, she empathized heavily with their concerns and recognized that capitalizing on voices of those rendering services was most imperative to the field. These families motivated her to be part of a movement to advocate for quality care, remain curious within the research of behavioral analysis and mentor aspiring and like-minded individuals. Lauren feels most at peace when she’s tucked away in nature reading a book. Other joyful leisure includes traveling with her significant other, snuggling her two dogs and cat, venturing to new coffee shops trying the latest seasonal drink, playing coed volleyball and cooking savory recipes.

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