Team Member Spotlight: Abigail Hard - Training and Compliance Coordinator
Posted: March 20, 2023 | Written By: Melody Gopee | Category:
Abigail Hard is a Training and Compliance Coordinator for Your Life ABA in Virginia. She is passionate about making an impact in the lives of her clients and colleagues. Learn more about Abigail, her career, and what a day in her life looks like.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working here?
My favorite thing about working here is being able to see the impact that we make on the clients and to see the life changes that happen with our team members. A lot of the time the focus is on the clients, but we also love to give opportunities to people who think they want to be in this field, so we try to spend time helping them determine if this is a career path they want to pursue.
Q: What keeps you coming to work each day?
The clients and being able to continually expand our reach and impact in the community and with our clients’ families.
Q: How do you make an impact on clients’ lives?
Being able to work with clients alongside technicians to do assessments and make sure that clients are growing and not staying stagnant is one of the biggest ways I am able to make an impact.
Q: What does a “day in the life” look like for your role?
My day usually consists of supervising staff members, networking with the community, and finding out what the needs are and if we can meet and fill those needs. I also work to bring in new clients as well as work alongside medical providers to provide additional services to our clients.
Q: Can you talk a little bit about your career trajectory and what led you to where you are now?
I started out as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Rivermont schools. I left for a short period of time and gained some experience in places other than private day schools. I eventually came back and helped open the Your Life ABA clinics to spread more services throughout the state.
Q: What has been your proudest moment or accomplishment in your role?
Being able to establish communications systems for clients that don’t have them and being able to see independence in daily living skills in clients that will impact them for the rest of their lives are some of my proudest accomplishments.
Q: What is something about you that not many people know?
I have three kids, two Guinea pigs, two hamsters, and two dogs.
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