- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) # 1-09-6455
- Black Belt Six Sigma (SSBB) #22,136
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- 20+ years experience and previously owned company for 13 years growing to 3 large facilities serving 1,000+ children
- Started a nonprofit in Houston “Project Autism” for 6 years
- Worked at residential program for a year with extreme behavior
- Spoke at Houston police academy about special needs de-escalation techniques
- Trained over 1,000 staff throughout career and over 20 BCBA’s with is one of the highest rates for a private ABA facility
- Michael will be one of the few people to have Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Six Sigma Black belt and PCC Life Coach.
- Former Executive - I have witnessed Michael’s executive skills and his ability to tailor his skill sets to meet the needs of stakeholders, including patients, families, therapy staff, and administration on many occasions. He is a visionary in his outlook to be able to forecast the needs of the autism field based on data analysis and begin pioneering programs to address patient outcomes, training and leadership. I have observed on multiple occasions his ability to listen attentively to stakeholders, within the organization and the community to formulate strategies for growth and development.
- Former employee - Through words of wisdom and with knowledge, Michael has changed countless lives. He has assisted staff with training, with his holistic understanding, and he provided skills that helped many become great therapists. His experience and dedication have helped families in adapting their lives to understand and to care for their child with special needs. Working alongside Michael has been a great honor, and being part of his team helped me grow in my own career.
- Former employee - Michael is one of the hardest working professionals with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. His integrity is second to none, and he brings a positive energy to everything he does. He is an excellent leader and a better person. He flourishes at seeing the big picture and handles the most complex of projects with ease.
- Former employee – I had the honor of coming into the field of behavior analysis as one of Michael Conteh’s employees. Though I did not have experience at the time, Michael recognized my passion and had a huge hand in training me to become the BCBA and Clinical Director that I am today. Michael was an incredible mentor, and though he was the CEO of the company, he still took the time to teach his employees and motivate us to be our best through his inspiring speeches.
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“Parents have therapists come in their house and tell them what to do. They give their power away. Parents need to focus on healing and empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are the child will respond.”
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
“The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears”
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.”
“Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream.”
“Autism doesn’t have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.”
“The most interesting people you will find are ones that do not fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need, they’ll make their own boxes.”
“Behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change.”
“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.”
“The concept of neurodiversity provides a paradigm shift in how we think about mental functioning. Instead of regarding large portions of the American public as suffering from deficit, disease, or dysfunction in their mental processing, neurodiversity suggests that we instead speak about differences in cognitive functioning.”
“By holding the highest vision for your child when they cannot see it for themselves, you are lifting them up, elevating them and helping them to soar.”
“The good and bad in a person, their potential for success or failure, their aptitudes and deficits – they are mutually conditional, arising from the same source. Our therapeutic goal must be to teach the person how to bear their difficulties. Not to eliminate them for him, but to train the person to cope with special challenges with special strategies; to make the person aware not that they are ill, but that they are responsible for their lives."
“Until we create a nation that regularly wants to employ a person with autism, assure for a quality education for each person with autism, and eliminates the far too many unnecessary obstacles placed in the way of success for a person with autism, we really won’t be as successful as we must. We need to get all in our nation to embrace the belief that each person with autism is valued, respected and held to the highest level of dignity and must be provided every opportunity for the highest quality of life each and every day."
“I believe everyone on the planet has their thing and, especially in my experience, autistic people all have a tremendous gift. It’s a matter of finding that gift and nurturing it.”
“When a family focuses on ability instead of disability, all things are possible . . . Love and acceptance is key. We need to interact with those with autism by taking an interest in their interests.”
“Let us give people with autism more opportunities to demonstrate what they feel, what they imagine, what comes naturally to them through humor and the language of sensory experience. As we learn more about autism, let us not forget to learn from those with autism. There are poets walking among you and they have much to teach."