Easter Seals hires caring staff and is in the business of supporting children with Autism and their families. However, the administrative side of the behavior services department is inept and lacking in clinical expertise. They won the lottery when they landed the Kaiser contract and then realized they needed to get to work putting together a plan for services. At one point they hired a brilliant woman to head up a newly established Department of Clinical Research and Development, and then promptly fired her when she questioned their version of best practice. This is a company that doesn't accept contrary views, doesn't promote men, doesn't reinforce employees, devalues the role of behavior interventionists, and values efficiency over clinical effectiveness. It is why Easter Seals is, and will likely continue to be, the butt of jokes in the ABA community.
Caring regional office staff, working with children with disabilities
Administration lacks clinical knowledge, little reward outside of working with children and families, little opportunity for advancement, company culture