Marigold ABA Therapy Center

Karri Shojaei-Scott, Director and Owner of Marigold Learning Academy
Photo by Meredith Joyce Photography

ABA Therapy Center opened her doors in October of 2012, to serve children with autism and related disabilities. By choosing the Marigold as the company name and symbol, Karri wanted to communicate to the autistic community that like the flower, she and her staff will be there to replace negative concepts with warmth, optimism, and protection. As a parent of a child who had difficulties in school, Karri understands how many parents feel. “Parents are often in denial. I got into the education field because I was that parent, and I want to help children reach their greatest potential,” Karri says.

Karri and her team at both Marigold locations work hand-in-hand with parents to foster the optimum in social and emotional development in children ages two to 10. Marigold also offers an after-school program and Jr. Academy for students up to the age of 12, with a focus on social skills and homework help. “We have a team approach of ABA (applied behavior analysis), occupational, and speech therapy within a credited educational program. Everything we do is on a one-to-one or one-to-three ratio,” says Karri. “We’re the only program like it in the Metroplex.” To attend, children need a medical diagnosis of autism or related disability. Karri notes that autism therapy is typically covered by insurance. She is excited to announce they will be opening two new locations this year. Learn more at

Early Education Therapy Services


401 West Washington Street
Rockwall, Texas 75087
(972) 722-3892