Our Story Timeline

1996

Dr. Domonique Randall encountered her first experience working with a child with autism while taking a communication disorders class. Her passion for behavior analysis deepened during a Houston conference where Dr. Ivaar Lovaas publicly demonstrated her work as a direct therapist.

1997

Studying under Dr. Shahla Rosales at the University of Northern Texas, Dr. Randall worked with the North Texas Young Autism project and was the first behavior analyst at the DFW Center for Autism Social Skills, in collaboration with Hope World Wide, to assist high-functioning preteens with Asperger syndrome.

1998

Amassing hundreds of hours shadowing and working in inclusion settings with school districts and religious settings, Dr. Randall served a broad range of children with autism spectrum disorders. She also conducted extensive research on how siblings can be vital and effective participants in helping children with autism learn basic skills.

2000

Returning to Houston as an experienced BCBA, Dr. Randall opened the Shape of Behavior, the only full-day private, clinic-based ABA facility in Houston and implemented a professional training program. Many of the behavior analysts that she trained now run their own successful practices or practice ABA within the public school system.

2001 - 2008

While studying for her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Dr. Randall began teaching learning and behavior for the psychology department at the University of Houston Clear Lake and the Sugar Land campus. During her doctoral internship, she helped the Sam Houston State University program gain affiliation with the BACB, which allows students to acquire the necessary hands-on experience for achieving behavior analysis certification.

2009 - 2012

  • In order to show her commitment to the families she had been serving for years, Dr. Randall began to purchase buildings to provide permanent locations in Sugar Land, Spring and Austin, Texas.

  • Dr. Randall was nominated for an award by the Small Business Administration.

  • Because of her dedication to loyal families in need she has opened locations in San Antonio and other cities across Texas.

2012

  • The Shape opened a clinic in Columbia, MD while working in an effort to help children with all types of disabilities in need of a successful systematic clinical approach and quality ABA.
  • Dr. Randall was awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2012 Houston District Women in Business Champion of the year for her hard work, innovative ideas and dedication to her community. She is recognized for the role she is playing in her nation's economic recovery.
  • The Shape opened its doors in North Hollywood CA in April 2012.

2013 - 2017

  • The Shape opened additional clinics around Texas as well as out-of-state in Greenville, South Carolina, Portland, Oregon, Lake Oswego, Oregon and Bellevue, Washington. 

  • In order to meet the growing need for ABA services in her home state of Texas, Dr. Randall has plans to open clinics very soon in Round Rock, Grapevine and the Willowbrook area in Northwest Houston. 
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