Families play an important role in the progress of their children and are involved in program development from the very beginning. The initial assessment process includes parent rating scales and interviews, as well as open-ended questions about the family’s long-term and short-term goals for their child. The child’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) contribute to the treatment plan and approve any updates. Our practice management software, ReThink, includes a parent log-in so that staff can share session notes on a weekly basis and progress reports quarterly. Family members are welcome to drop-in for 30 minute observations anytime during their child’s therapy session. Longer observations and meetings with the BCBA are scheduled in advance. Parent training is suggested at a ratio of 5% of the child’s one-on-one therapy hours (e.g. 1.5 hours per week for children that receive 30 hours of therapy per week).