Thank you Joe Dracobly for supporting our mission to bring an adult learning center to North Texas. Joe has agreed to answer questions you may have about Applied Behavior Analysis and how it can help special needs adults continue to learn after high school. Please reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever wondered why there are not any adult Day Habilitations that offer ABA for adults? Most Dayhabs offer a 10:1 ratio with very minimal goal setting that is measured through data analysis. Through the Clouds Adult Behavior Learning Center (TTC-ABLC) will measure post secondary goals from high school/transition programs to further their skillset to function at a higher level in a Day Habilitation setting. These goals will help the learner gain a higher level of independence utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis to help modify behavior to achieve goals. The center will look at each learners capabilities and focus on areas of growth in communication, independent living skills, social skills, vocational abilities, and help modify behaviors that keep the learner from reaching their full potential. Student ratio will be 3:1 and the learners data will be tracked and reviewed often at the center for measurable trends. TTC-ABLC, will be serving special adult learners with moderate cognitive disabilities between the ages of 16-30 years old.
What a blessing to be part of a mission that wants to help bring much needed services to the adult special needs population in DFW, TX. Watching the vision of TTC become a reality has all been by the Grace of God. When our son aged out of special services at 22, it was astonishing the lack of day programs in the area that continue teaching valuable life skills. Our son needed to continue on the journey of learning much needed skills in communication, independent living, social and vocational. Tracking and measuring data on these skill sets is crucial to teach appropriate goals. It has been an incredible journey raising a special needs son and overseeing his home ABA program and training staff for the last 15 years. As President, Angela will oversee TTC growth and report to the Board of Directors.
Angela's full time job is with ATI Physical Therapy for the last five years and currently serves as the Manager of Sales for TX/NM. She has been in Rehabilitation Services for the last 15 years. She is excited to help grow this mission since it is near and dear to her heart.
James Gilliland serves as the Chairman of the Board on TTC. James is the Current CEO of medical device developer Vinden Medical Consultants. James has spent the last 30 years in the medical device industry. James has served in corporate positions and upper management for several Orthopedic companies. He also serves as a consultant for a few medical companies.
When his middle child was born and diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, after 4 years of not seeing strong cognitive growth, He picked up his family from Lubbock and they moved to DFW in order for their son to receive much needed ABA services from the Child Study Center (now Jane Justin Center), under direction of Duy Le, BCBA, there was much progression noted. That is where the ABA journey began. James served on the Parent Board in the hunt for a new director for the Child Study Center. James has attended several training sessions on ABA and implements techniques in his own business dealings. James brings vison and insight into the details of TTC growth.
Mr. Guinn currently serves as President of Sammons Infrastructure, which is a diversified holding company with operating and non-operating investments which include a range of renewable energy assets, conservation banking, traditional energy assets and energy storage technology companies. Prior to joining Sammons Mr. Guinn served as the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Zion Oil and Gas, which is an oil and gas exploration company focused on onshore exploration in Israel. Mr. Guinn served in this capacity from 2016-2019. Prior to joining Zion, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Viking Services from 2011-2016. Mr. Guinn’s primary responsibilities included operational and strategic management focusing on the growth, deployment and profitability of assets in the United States, Turkey, Northern Iraq, Oman, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and other strategic countries within the Middle East, North Africa, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Guinn graduated with honors, from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, during which point and time he competed in both track and field and football (Three Year Starter at Tight End) and earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M
In Shannon's own words, her job at IBC "ensuring that individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional and behavioral differences have opportunities to learn about and grow in relationship with the God who created them and loves them just as they are". Beautiful. Shannon is married to Corbin and has a Frenchie/pugm("frug") who loves to snuggle named Jojo. (She would like a sloth, but sadly does not quite have the money for a permit or habitat.)
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