Business: Evolve Behavioral Services, LLC
Owners: Chantal Steele and Rachel Franke
What does Evolve Behavioral Services do?
Provides applied behavioral analysis to children in the Grand Valley. ABA is skill development for children to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors.
What inspired you to start this business?
The need for ABA in the Grand Valley, especially for children above the age of 6 into their teen years. The need is very high, and the other agencies have 12–18-month waitlists.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Rachel: I graduated from CMU in 2018 with undergrad in psychology. I worked as a special education teacher in middle school for 2 years and graduated with my Master’s in Psychology and ABA in 2020 from Capella University. I am a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
Chantal: I graduated from CMU in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish. I received my master’s degree in Special Education from Regis University in 2019 and my certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis in 2020. I am a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed Special Education Teacher.
Describe a typical day for you.
A typical day has kids in and out for 2–3-hour sessions. We work one-on-one with each child. We will greet the child and work through the treatment plan to teach socially significant skills.
How can people get in touch with you?
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