PRO ABA Notice of Nondiscrimination
PRO ABA Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity, marital status, civil union status, age, homelessness, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from the military service in treatment or employment, admission or access to PRO ABA Services, or any other aspect of the programs that PRO ABA offers.
Families, clients and staff of PRO ABA Services who believe they have been harassed or discriminated against should contact the Grievances Coordinator. PRO ABA Services strongly encourages complainants to put their complaint in writing, providing a detailed description of the alleged events that are the basis for the complaint and a list of witnesses to the events. Written complaints should be submitted directly to the Grievances Coordinator. Upon notification of a complaint, the Coordinator will, by him/herself or in conjunction with another appropriate office (e.g., Human Resources), conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of any harassment or discrimination complaint, interviewing the complainant and other witnesses as needed. The investigation will be kept as confidential as is feasible in light of our duty to review and address harassment and other forms of discrimination. Typically, the Coordinator will interview the complaining party and obtain detailed information within one week of receiving an initial complaint from that individual. Other witnesses will be interviewed and any other information will be gathered promptly, usually within three weeks after the initial interview with the complaining party. When the investigation is completed, the Coordinator will decide what corrective action, if any, should be taken to prevent a recurrence and to correct any discriminatory effects. The Coordinator will then notify the complaining party that the investigation has been completed and explain what corrective action, if any, will be taken. The complainant will generally not be provided information of specific disciplinary action taken against other persons, unless the disciplinary action will directly impact the complainant, such as whether and/or when the subject(s) of the complaint may be present in the school environment. PRO ABA Services reserves the right to impose different sanctions depending on the severity of the offense and/or offender history.
PRO ABA will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any applicant, student or employee who reports harassment or discrimination or who participates in any investigation of harassment or discrimination. Any applicant, student or employee who believes he or she has been the victim of retaliation, should contact the Grievances Coordinator.