Bluegrass Center for Autism Earns 1-Year BHCOE Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Louisville, KY – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Bluegrass Center for Autism with a 1-Year Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications and consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas. These areas are measured with a wide-ranging audit, including interviews with agency clinical leadership, in-depth on-site observation, a detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

BHCOE Accreditation is the only applied behavioral analysis (ABA)-specific accreditation. It provides feedback regarding clinical best practices, staff satisfaction and turnover, and consumer protection. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“It’s been a true privilege to go through the accreditation process and the entire team at Bluegrass Center for Autism is excited about the achievement,” said Christen Byrne, Executive Director. “We’ve all worked diligently to achieve this milestone for our organization.”

About BHCOE Accreditation

BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. For more information, visit www.bhcoe.org.

About Bluegrass Center for Autism

Bluegrass Center for Autism (BCA) is a non-profit (501c3) organization which provides individualized 1:1 ratio programming for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Louisville, Kentucky area. BCA’s unparalleled approach to therapy focuses on developing the learning tools and skills that children and young adults need by the time they reach adulthood. BCA was established in August of 2010 and has rapidly grown since that time. The demand for our unique curriculum has led to the opening of two campuses. The Kosair Charities East Campus houses our children ages 3-11, and our older children and young adults ages 12-21, are developing life skills at our Mid City location. For more information, visit www.bluegrasscenterforautism.org.

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