Careers in the US Healthcare and Autism Support Space

Applied Behavioral Analysis from the vantage point of a senior executive, entrepreneur, and author of “Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers and the Autism Community to Advance Autism Services,” – Dr. Ronit Molko

Summary: Do you want to take part in a nationwide movement towards improving long-term outcomes for people with autism and behavioral disorder’s. Join Dr. Ronit Molko, a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder of one of the largest autism service providers in the nation, who will share some of her 30 years of experience to innovate the current model of service delivery, forge new programs and create opportunities that will better equip individuals on the spectrum with the skills they need to build quality, self-determined, independent lives.

Executive Profile 

Dr. Ronit Molko is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur recognized for combining strategic vision and technical expertise to drive business initiatives. In 2001, Dr. Molko co founded Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST), which grew into a highly respected, multi-state provider of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2014, she sold her company to Learn It Systems, a private equity backed strategic buyer, and then she served as President of Autism Services for the combined family of companies until early 2016.

Today, as CEO and Principal of Empowering Synergy, Dr. Molko conducts due diligence for investors. She also consults as an expert in the field of service delivery for healthcare, with a special focus on behavioral healthcare and companies that provide services to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities.

In 2018, she released her latest work, “Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers and the Autism Community to Advance Autism Services,” published by ForbesBooks.

What You Will Learn in this Interview:

1:49 – Background on Autism and how individuals and caretakers can help those with autism live a fulfilling life

13:56 – Studying and looking to establish purpose and path forward to have a career path like Dr. Molko (supervising, clinical psychology, behavioral analysis, investing)

19:28 – Current support systems that are in place and preparations to handle and support with proper treatments during Coronavirus.

24:08 – Core traits and characteristics that have led to entrepreneurship and investment leadership, advancing behavioral healthcare across verticals.  (Environment for high quality intervention)

30:06 – Keen insights on evolving relationship between technologies and the broader population who have disabilities and diseases (IoT, apps, connected devices)

36:34 – Trend to reduce overall healthcare costs (advice to help families dealing with autism diagnosis)

41:00 – Personal thoughts on Senior Care, especially in assisted living communities which are in full focus right now and desperately need an overhaul

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Dr. Ronit Molko
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