Our Team

We are staffed with a compassionate group of individuals devoted to producing optimal outcomes for children with autism and their families.

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Hector Ruiz

Hector Ruiz

Founder | Director

Hector has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2001, when he began working as an in-home therapist in El Paso. Hector graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2002 and a Master’s of Science in ABA from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 2006. Hector has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2007. He has also worked across a broad range of clinical settings, including home, school-based, as well as residential facilities. Prior to founding ABA Comprehensive Services, Hector garnered extensive experience as the Clinical Manager for a school district-based ABA program for 7 and 1⁄2 years, overseeing a program that served over 150 children with autism daily.

Hector’s commitment to the field dates back to growing up with his younger brother with autism. His family moved to the states in 1990 in need of adequate services that were not available in his native Puerto Rico. This continues to be a driving force in Hector’s commitment to providing exceptional services to families facing similar challenges in under-served communities.

His interests within the field include:

  • The integration of applied behavior analytic services within the school setting, particularly as it relates to collaborating with other professionals to maximize student outcomes.
  • The dissemination of behavior analysis within Spanish speaking communities. Hector has provided seminars and workshops in Spanish and collaborated with Dr. Mark Sundberg in the translation of the VB-MAPP app, as well as with ABA España in the translation of 2nd and 3rd Edition of “Applied Behavior Analysis” by Cooper, Heron, Heward (2007).
  • Language-based (Verbal Behavior) assessment and interventions, in particular in their effectiveness towards reducing problem behavior.
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Jennie Choi, B.A., BCaBA, LABA (TX)

Jennie Choi, B.A., BCaBA, LABA (TX)

Assistant Clinician

Jennie has been practicing in the field of ABA since 2012 as an in-home therapist.  She holds a Bachelor’s in History from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at at El Paso.  Since arriving in El Paso in 2014, Jennie has continued to work in the field of ABA and has worked in home, center-based, as well as the school setting.  Through her years as a behavioral technician, Jennie has been responsible for training new staff members in addition to providing ABA services in the El Paso region.  As of August 2021, Jennie is a nationally certified assistant behavior analyst and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Texas.

 

Jennie is passionate about helping special needs individuals and their families.  She has seen the tremendous and meaningful impact ABA has made with individuals in the special needs community and will continue to provide the best evidence-based care to help those in need.

 

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Alejandra Porras, M.S.

Alejandra Porras, M.S.

Lead Behavior Technician

Alejandra has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2019 when she began working as an in-home therapist in El Paso. Alejandra graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)-Europe in 2018 and a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2019. She continued her education and received a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2021. Alejandra has worked in a range of environments from clinical settings, in-home, and school-based. She has also worked with children from ages 3 to 17. Before working in the field of ABA, she worked in various customer service environments across different settings, including military, medical, and educational facilities.

 

Alejandra’s commitment to the field dates back to her natural ability and interest in helping others. From her junior year in high school throughout her higher education, she has dedicated her time to strengthening her knowledge for the benefit of others. Alejandra’s drive persists and is evident in her superior care and support to families.

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Gabriela Gasca

Gabriela Gasca

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Gabriela’s interest in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) stems from working with ABA professionals and seeing the powerful impact it has made on the children she has worked with. Immersing herself in the field, she pursued a career as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has been working with children with autism since 2020. Gabriela has worked in an in-home setting, and completed accreditation hours in a clinical setting.

Gabriela saw her oldest sister struggle with school due to her special needs. Gabriela plans to focus her attention on families of children with special needs, as she knows first-hand the difficulties parents and siblings face. In doing so, she is furthering her education to continue to provide exceptional services to those families in need.

She uses multidimensional strategies to accommodate the individual needs of her clients, while also providing a safe environment for them to express themselves. She has enjoyed her time assisting her community by providing services, and is committed to continuing to serve this population.

We Are Growing!

We are looking for energetic and compassionate leaders to join our team.