Overall NLG is great. It's a great program for the children. They teach ABA principles to new staff very well and their trainings for staff show their expertise. The children's functionality ranges from very high functioning to low functioning. Same goes for the childrens' behavior levels; some children are more behavioral (higher frequency and intensity), while some of the students exhibit incredibly low rates of behaviors (and their behaviors are not intense).
Overall it's a great place to work. My only complaints are that it takes too long for PTO to be earned, and with human service being such a stressful field it should be changed so people can more easily earn PTO. Sometimes the advancement process is more on convenience rather than who may deserve the position, which goes against their therapist development checklist which is specifically designed to allow for individuals to advance at NLG. My final complaint is that their reinforcement for staff's good behavior- staying late to help others/the school, coming in early for meetings during unpaid time- is poor.
Again, NLG is a great program with a lot to offer to both staff and students alike. My wish is that they will apply some of the ABA that we do with the children at the school to the staff. If they do, things will only get better.