About TABS

Twice Affirming Behavioral Services provides affirming care plans, parent coaching, practitioner training, and support for LGBTQAI+, BIPOC, and neurodivergent populations and their families. TABS is proud to offer consultation, mentorship, and support to help fellow practitioners expand their scope towards inclusive excellence.

Affirming Care Plans

Affirming care plans are developed to provide person centered guidance and accommodations to help consumers meet their goals. This service offers assessment procedures, treatment guidelines, and caregiver recommendations towards ethical practices which work together to help a client reach their desired outcomes. Clients can expect to receive support in skill building, recommendations for combating systemic oppression, and individualized support. Affirming care plans respect body autonomy, and follow an assent and consent model. Caregivers of minor clients will receive parent coaching to increase advocacy and affirming behaviors.  

Autism & LGBTQAI+ Affirming Services

Gabriella Barrientos PhD(c) MAE, BCBA, CDE, LBA, ICA, CSSC specializes in providing affirming and intersectional support of LGBTQAI+ and autistic population. Individualized affirming behavioral treatment plans are recommended to provide person centered outcomes.

LGBTQAI+ Caregiver and Family Training

TABS provides individual family and caregiver coaching to support families as they guide their children and teens through their journey. Support is walked back to advocacy values which center on the affirmation of Transgender youth and body autonomy. We embrace alliship behavior and all work centers the belief that Transgender rights are human rights and affirmation of one’s gender identity is suicide prevention. TABS offers resources, support and guidance to reach acceptance and affirmation of their child’s identity. TABS offers different consultation packages to support parents through their child’s gender exploration and journey. Contact us to hear more about these supports.

Professional Consultation, Mentorship, & Supervision

Gabriella Barrientos PhD(c) MAE, BCBA, CDE, LBA, ICA, CSSC provides professional consultation, mentorship, and supervision in the areas of autism, LGBTQAI+, early intervention, vocational skills training, adaptive skills training, school aged services, adult group home intervention, intensive behavior intervention, and international dissemination. All support is offered through an intersectional framework where recommendations are made with marginalized identities centered. Training follows an assent and assent withdrawal framework to prevent client abuse.

Statement on ABA

TCS/TABS  acknowledges the historic and current harm of Applied Behavior Analysis. TABS and it’s founders, recognize the traditional prescription of practices through a racist, binary, homophobic, transphobic, and ableist lens. TABS continues to shape their practices by listening to, and learning from, the lived experiences of Autistic Self-Advocates. Futhermore, TABS recognizes the harm Applied Behavior Analysis played in the original creation of conversion therapy. Twice Affirming Behavioral Services stands with the LGBTQAI+ community and believes in order to work as agents of change, our roles are best served from within the field than outside of it. We are committed to providing an affirming environment for all.