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Colorful Friends

Tackling inequity in the field of behavior science.

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Our Mission

In 2020 the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) released demographics of current practitioners in the field. The disparity of diverse practitioners revealed in this data is a critical issue that we saw as a call to action.

Our mission is to actively address the increasing disparity of behavioral services for our BIPOC, non-BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Neurodivergent groups facing vulnerability and isolation by proactively supporting diverse practitioner growth within the field of behavior analysis.

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Reduce or remove financial barriers hindering marginalized groups seeking entry into the behavioral field by offering scholarships for:

  • Supervision

  • Mentorship

  • Test Fees and more


Cultivate a community of mentorship that is:

  • Supportive of diverse practitioners and supervisees

  • Inclusive of diverse works and research

  • Beneficial to both supervisors and supervisees

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“We cannot fully address the disparity of services to diverse populations until we address the disparity of diverse practitioners in our professional fields.”

Mari-Luci Cerda BCBA, LBA

Co-Founder of LEAP

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The LEAP Institute

5502 58th St. Suite 500

Lubbock, TX 79414

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