The Autism Leadership Academy

Amplify Your Impact

Gateway’s exclusive master class in leadership, The Autism Leadership Academy, develops exceptional BCBAs into successful corporate leaders in our company and in the autism field. BCBAs with a passion for learning and a desire to lead are encouraged to apply.

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Schedule Highlights

Nuts & Bolts

  • Attend our week-long intensive training program
  • Deepen your expertise with continued training

Learn to Launch & Run a Region

  • Attend management training and prepare to lead your team
  • Train to recruit, onboard, and retain top talent
  • Master the ins and outs of business operations
  • Experience personalized mentorship

Learn from Leaders in the Field

  • Work alongside cross-functional leaders to grow your region
  • Gain insight from distinguished industry researchers on our Scientific Advisory Board
  • Sharpen your management-level presentation and communication skills

Bond with Your New Team

  • Enjoy a leadership lunch & welcome happy hour
  • Participate in fun team-building activities, such as cooking classes, a team book club, and yoga classes


Month 1
Develop key leadership skills via immersive management training
Month 3
Hire staff, open an office, and launch direct therapy services in your region
Months 6-9
Grow your team and become an ABA leader
Year 1
Achieve year-end clinical and operational goals
Become an industry leader and continue to grow your region

Success Stories

"Becoming a Regional Director with Gateway Learning Group has provided me with many professional and personal development opportunities. Within my role, I have been provided the opportunity to lead my region by the heart; to be able to support, encourage and inspire others. My Regional Director position has given me the confidence and happiness at work that I have been looking for throughout my career."


"Being a Regional Director for Gateway has been the greatest professional opportunity in my career, taking my leadership and business skills to the next level. I’ve learned how to manage a large number of staff while maintaining the highest clinical and ethical standards. I now have the skill-set to support our business goals in a "big picture" manner. I feel valued everyday as I'm able to make contributions to an organization that changes lives daily. At Gateway, I learned how important it is to cultivate a culture of joyfulness, honesty, and professionalism amongst a team. I'm grateful for the trust Gateway has had in me and the opportunities it has provided me.”


“Since becoming an RD, I have gained tremendous confidence both as a clinician and as a leader. As an RD, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with professionals and school districts to help meet goals and fill needs for services in order to grow Gateway, and provide much-needed services to the local community. Additionally, I’ve learned how to function as a critical part of the hiring process in order to grow the region from one member to a team of over 20 staff. Taking on this role has been an enriching challenge.”


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