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at Innovate ABA

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We're looking for fun, reliable and collaborative professionals to join our growing team.

At Innovate ABA, we're committed to providing the highest quality, individualized ABA therapy to children and their families. We use discrete trial teaching, play-based learning, and systematic generalization to teach new skills and provide alternatives to challenging behaviors.

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff!


Heather Polanco M.S., BCBA

Director, Learning and Development

Heather Polanco has over 20 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), providing services to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has her Master’s degree in ABA and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Heather began her career working in home, clinic, and school settings where she developed and coordinated educational, behavioral, and social programs for children and adolescents. She spent the last 10 years working in the public school setting for both Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Irvine Unified School District as a Behavior Specialist. While in the school district, Heather trained, coached, and consulted with teachers, support staff, service providers, and administration on the implementation of Evidence-Based Practices, as well as implementation of ABA curriculum. Heather joined Innovate ABA in October of 2021 as the Learning & Development Coordinator providing training to new behavior therapists and ongoing training and professional development to existing staff. She has a passion for teaching and training behavior therapists and watching them grow professionally! When Heather is not working she’s typically at the beach in San Clemente with her kids and husband or at the soccer field, pool, baseball field, or skatepark watching all her kids’ extracurricular activities.

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