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About Us

Who We Are

AIM provides a robust, one-stop-shop for specialized educational services. Our entire team comes from a background of working in education. We focus on the needs of students in special programs, using real language and our expertise to help schools stay in compliance. We are only based in school settings, meaning we are well-versed in education law.

Nine years ago, we founded this company with the vision and mission to have a broader impact on students and professionals in the special programs field by bringing innovative, cutting-edge ideas to the work. During those years of employment in traditional districts, our A.I.M. leaders were in the trenches. We were the ones responsible for keeping our districts and charter partners compliant. We went to the trainings to understand how to be the best practitioners and teachers that we could. We followed changes in the law, we learned new methods and tools and we pushed ourselves to better serve our student populations. When our districts or charters had problems with disproportionality or inequity or contentious parents, we sat with our leaders to develop a better process and built corrective action plans. We were the ones who spotted problems in the system, and we were the ones tasked with carrying out the changes that needed to be made. We were good at what we did. We began supervising, mentoring, and teaching. We moved up and we moved on and created AIM because we had a desire to take our knowledge and experiences to make a bigger impact.

Taking a leap of faith that we could impact more kids’ lives, we went out on our own, forming A.I.M. Out of the trunks of our cars at first, we empowered our growing team to challenge the status quo and collaborate with other pioneers in education. Through honesty and transparency, we bridge the gap between the medical and school communities so special learners have a fighting chance. We live by “real lives, real language.” We take complicated information and make recommendations that everyone understands so success stretches far beyond just that school building.

Our team believes that working in education can not just be about contracting. It needs to be a ‘partnership’ in order to provide the best services to students and families. We want to build a ‘partnership’ that helps provide a lasting impact on the community. Our goal is to provide a quality service, in a timely manner, and do it in an ethical, innovative way. While we are a business and profit is one of our goals, we want to accomplish our work in the shortest amount of time possible and reduce redundancy. We always ensure we provide an individualized approach to all evaluations, therapy, professional development training, coaching, and consultation. A.I.M. focuses on innovating our practice and being completely transparent with our clients.

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What We Do

Awesome Staff

We only hire the best. Every person that becomes a part of our team has had years of experience evaluating learners of all ages. We match the evaluator that has the best skills to fit your needs.

Transparency

We want to ensure everyone is always on the same page. That means we are 100% honest in regards to our capabilities and seek to understand all expectations.

Communication

Whenever you work with us, we will be sure to give you multiple forms of communication. That way anytime you have any questions, we will be there for you. Even after the evaluation is over, we will still answer any questions you have.

Fully Customizable

We tailor our services to you. Whether that be only one evaluation or using one of our staff full time. We fit to you.

Community Renowned

Our reputation is from the years of experience we have working with the community. Instead of selling you on us; ask other people what they think of us!


Company Owners

Zach Salesman, AIM Chief Executive Officer

Zach Salesman

Chief Executive Officer
Susan Houser, AIM Chief Knowledge Officer

Susan Houser

Chief Knowledge Officer
Diana Kenny, AIM Chief Operations Officer

Diana Kenny

Chief Operations Officer
Kathy Aguirre, AIM Chief Operations Officer

Kathy Aguirre

Chief Operations Officer
Dr Jean Karoly, AIM Chief Compliance Officer

Dr. Jean Karoly

Chief Compliance Officer

Our Process

Quality Assurance

Every evaluation report written by an A.I.M. employee is reviewed by highly qualified specialists in their field (including a Licensed Psychologist, LSSPs, SLPs, and OTs) for format and content to ensure it meets A.I.M.’s standards for a comprehensive assessment and has the required components of a Full and Individual Evaluation. When you receive a report from A.I.M, you can be assured that it is of the highest quality.

Technique

Generally, A.I.M. approaches tasks using a paradigm of legal, then ethical, then reasonable. This applies to all areas of our business: consultation, assessment, and therapy. Applying this approach as we problem solve ensures that we are first driven to make decisions that comply with state and federal laws governing public education. Focusing on this area will ensure that we address issues related to concepts such as accountability, appropriate use of funding, ensuring that FAPE is provided, and protecting the rights of students and families.

Journey

For schools, our teams provide consultation services at every point of the intervention model: Tier I through Tier III. We understand how difficult it is to navigate the maze of RtI and special education evaluations. Our services are customizable, depending on the level of guidance your staff needs to accomplish their goals and meet their deadlines. While we are always growing and changing, we strive to establish consistent teams at each of our contracting sites. Our goal with this is multi-faceted: assigning and keeping a consistent team on your site will increase productivity, reduce redundancy, and foster the kind of professional relationships that set the stage for collaboration and problem-solving that’s needed in special education.

Dedicated Support

We provide training for our own staff to ensure that they have adequate experience and knowledge to perform their duties at the high level of proficiency that is our standard. Our goal is to provide a quality service, in a timely manner, and to do it in an ethical way. We push to always tailor our product to our clients’ needs and to ensure complete transparency. All chief officers are hands-on and work along-side our employees. We are in constant communication with our clients. Our brand is our pride.