Today we introduce you to Ms. Margaret!

Margaret Petty is a Registered Behavior Technician, and our craft queen extraordinaire.

Tell us about your family.

I am 23 and the oldest of siblings. My sister, Gambrill, is 21, and my brother, William, is 20. We grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and I now live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my dog, willow and two cats, turkey and bubbles.

Do you have any hobbies or interests?

I love to go hiking and explore new places in nature around Birmingham with my dog! I also enjoy drawing and crafting, especially for my friends and to add to my etsy shop!

Favorite Birmingham restaurant?

One of my favorite Birmingham restaurants is SAW’s Juke Joint!

But of course, Chuy’s

Where did/do you go to school?

I am currently taking classes online at Troy University and should graduate in the summer of 2021!

What made you want to be an BCBA/BCaBA/RBT?

I have always loved working with kids and enjoyed the science behind everything in life, so when I found out that I could help others, learn new things daily, and have fun at the same time in a job- I changed my major and began my journey to become a BCBA. 

What’s your favorite aspect of being a BCBA/BCaBA/RBT?

My favorite aspect of being an RBT is the relationships I have built and will build with the individuals I work with and their families. It is so rewarding seeing their progress and helping the parents learn along the way.

What are your favorite resources for learning more about behavior analysis and/or Autism?

My favorite resources for learning more about behavior analysis/autism are my coworkers in different programs as. We share articles and books, Lauren’s saved articles and books she has readily available, which has helped me tremendously as I continue into my minor in ABA.

What’s the one thing you wish parents knew about behavior analysis?

The one thing I wish parents knew about behavior analysis was that change will happen overnight, it takes a village and everyone at SBH loves each and every client as if they are our own! I love what I do and I am so incredibly thankful I am able to help these kids!

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