Ariana Eguia, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, discovered ABA during an internship program at Texas State, where she taught a dance movement therapy class for children from hard places. Her professor recognized her natural inclination toward behaviorism and eagerness to learn. Ariana started as an RBT at ABA Connect, but her love for learning quickly drove her to become a BCBA. She brings a unique blend of kindness and determination to her therapy style. Focusing on creating a functional, fun, and familiar environment for her clients on the autism spectrum, she has helped them make incredible gains.
Ariana’s passion is teaching kids and adolescents self-advocacy, which she believes is done through strong functional communication skills tailored to each child’s needs. She also strongly emphasizes collaboration with families to ensure their children receive the highest quality of care. Ariana’s ultimate goal is to empower children to communicate their needs, advocate for themselves, and develop essential life skills while honoring their individuality.