What makes ABLE stand out from other agencies?
Applied Behavior & Learning Enterprises, Inc. (ABLE) is an agency in Southern California that specializes in providing applied behavior analytical services to individuals with a spectrum of disorders. The agency was founded in 2010 by Faun Jimenez, M.S., BCBA (FSU ABA graduate, class of 2006) and Leah Jimenez, B.S. (FSU Business graduate, class of 2006).
We have a strong commitment to caregiver training and generalization across settings. Through our services we expect that our clients will increase their skill levels, families will achieve positive family experiences, and they will both be prepared for increased community participation. We also stand out by creating environmental contingencies that encourage personal and professional growth and allowing team members to feel appreciated and valued.
At ABLE we believe in approaching referrals professionally, ethically, and with full accountability to our clients. We have hired consultants from diverse cultures and backgrounds in order to better serve the community. Our consultants are bilingual and have experience in severe behavior disorder, effective autism treatment, classroom management, developmental disabilities and performance management.
MEET THE TEAM
Our consulting team is led by Faun Jimenez, M.S., BCBA.
Our administration team is led by Leah Jimenez, B.S.
Faun Jimenez, M.S. BCBA
Faun Jimenez has worked as a Behavior Analyst in both Florida and California. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Psychology with a Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis, both from Florida State University. Faun is fluent in English and Spanish, holds a Bachelor degree in French, and has a unique understanding of cultural diversity. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Faun has provided supervision to many practitioners and has also created program designs for various agencies in Southern California. Her passions include the dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as the enhancement of family interactions and their integration in the community.
Leah Jimenez, B.S.
Director of Operations
Leah Jimenez graduated from Florida State University with a dual major in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. She has worked in a variety of industries including: tourism, education, telecommunications, and technology. In addition to her experience in business and education, Ms. Jimenez speaks English and Spanish fluently and also carries certifications in both French and Italian. She oversees all business functions for ABLE and is constantly streamlining processes in order to improve communication and effectiveness.
Jesse Gaunt, M.Ed. BCBA
Jade Morse, M.Ed. BCBA
Jesse Gaunt started his career in ABA in 2008 while working with school-age children and young adults in the Santa Clarita Valley. He then generalized his skills to the school setting when he joined the Autism Resource Team for San Francisco Unified School District and later the Alhambra Unified School District. Jesse graduated from Arizona State University with a Master's in Education specializing in Instruction and Curriculum of ABA and soon after earned his board certification. His areas of interest include discrete trial teaching, naturalistic behavior development interventions, social/emotional development, and executive functioning development. In his free time, Jesse enjoys cooking and spending time with his pet pig, Tootsie.
Jade Morse started her career in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 to broaden her work experience with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. She went on to graduate with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Jade is dedicated to helping her clients improve their daily living skills using evidence based strategies and enjoys being able to apply ABA strategies not only with her clients, but also within her own personal life.
Christian Ramos, M.S. BCBA
Christian Ramos obtained his undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Science from California State University of Northridge and his Master of Science degree in Behavior Psychology from Pepperdine University. He has a demonstrated history in developing programs for behavior reduction and skill acquisition, case management, intake assessments, and research. He takes pride in developing teams and training staff.
Franky Chavez, M.S.
Franky Chavez began his career in ABA over 12 years ago by providing behavior intervention implementation (BII) services to LAUSD students. Since then he has provided home-based services as a behavior therapist, co-supervisor, parent educator, and clinical supervisor. Franky earned his Master of Science degree in Psychology and continues to be fascinated by human behavior. He enjoys reading about current applications and listening to ABA podcasts, as well as disseminating how to use scientific approaches to help improve the quality of human life. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and working out.