In the field of ABA, the term "Bx" is typically used as an abbreviation for behavior.
There are four functions of behavior:
These behaviors, or Bx, just happen on their own, as each of their name implies.
ABA means Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a Therapeutic Service based on the science of learning behavior. It helps us understand behaviors, or actions, and requires constant data.
When I worked with a wonderful child about a year ago, the other aides and I at the school came together to donate new clothes and gift cards for groceries for him. He was overdue for new clothes and shoes. His single father did his best, as he cared for his other children on the spectrum too; things were not easy. It felt so great to help out that child and his family.
I know there are other families out there in various situations that struggle daily. Even if its helping with lunch for the week, getting new clothes, shoes, underwear, a toothbrush, communication devices, materials, finding ABA services, a new experience, or even keeping the lights on for another month - Bx Buddies has a goal to help all families in need.
I was consumed with thoughts about my old student, as well as tons of other cases, and decided I didn't just want to give back - I HAD TO! And not just once, but time and time again! I Founded Bx Buddies from the bottom of my heart and know together we can make a difference and positively impact families. - Founder Jeremiah Mitchell -
Phase 1. Raising awareness
As the Bx Buddies community grows and we gather donations, we can build towards our mission and start helping out families! Each day new Buddies will connect on social media all across the world, helping us find those with the most need.
Phase 2. Education
Education on the history of special Education and ABA is vital. It was not long ago when we referred to someone on the spectrum as the R word. We will educate on how rights came about with individuals with disabilities, how inhumane they were treated in facilities, and then how the intervention came about. It was a dark past that we should all be aware of and I think that's important!
Phase 3.Matching Services
ABA services is not easily accessible for everyone across the U.S (let alone the world), nor is it affordable. Bx Buddies wants to close that gap and help provide services to anyone in need.