Autism & Behavior Services Earns 2-Year BHCOE Reaccreditation
Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement
Chattanooga, TN – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Autism & Behavior Services with a 2-Year Reaccreditation, 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 behavior 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.
“ABS exists to empower individuals and families, impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities, through the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to become valued, contributing members of their community,” said Executive Director and Co-founder Laura Forkum. “Our team takes great pride in earning BHCOE Reaccreditation. Our goal is to empower all caregivers with behavior techniques and procedures so they can implement these techniques without assistance from a professional.”
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 Autism & Behavior Services
Autism & Behavior Services (ABS) is a 501-c(3) non-profit organization providing a wide range of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with learning or behavioral difficulties. We have been serving the Chattanooga area since 2008 and were the first ABA clinic in Chattanooga. We serve families, community organizations, and schools. ABA is the most solid therapeutic approach to assist people with problematic behaviors and it is recognized by being the most effective intervention for people with autism. We serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, along with behavioral and emotional problems. Each clients’ programs are individualized according to their strengths and areas of need, based on assessments. Parents are seen as an integral component of the intervention. All parents will be trained by ABS staff to implement all behavioral programs in the natural environment. For more information, visit http://autismbehaviorservices.org/.