Staff Spotlight – Angela Vargas, assistant clinical director, Lafayette West

Angela534Angela Vargas, assistant clinical director at our Lafayette West location, joined Little Star Center two years ago. She is responsible for all clinical and day-to-day activities at Lafayette West. Here’s more information about Angela:

What do you most enjoy about your job at Little Star Center? The collaboration among team members at all levels. It’s incredible to watch each learner make progress and know that the entire treatment team (parents, therapists, program managers, etc.) worked together to develop an individualized, intensive, and comprehensive program for that learner.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? As it relates to behavior analysis, the best advice I’ve ever been given is, “If someone isn’t learning something, there is a problem with your teaching.”

One thing I want people to know and understand about working with children affected by autism is…. every single individual affected by autism is different. Autism is a diagnosis, not a label.

What are your favorite activities when not working at Little Star Center? I enjoy working out, watching movies, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs, Rocky and Shyla.