Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Honors Children’s Developmental Milestones with Award of Distinction

Woodland Hills, CA – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has presented Children’s Developmental Milestones (CDM), a behavioral service agency, with a Distinguished Award, for excelling in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. These areas are measured via a wide-ranging audit including interviews with agency clinical leadership, detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

“CDM is a unique example of an applied behavior analysis (ABA) program that encourages parents to be active participants in their child’s intervention program,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “A Center of Excellence is able to adopt and implement quality standards that promote thriving futures for their consumers. There are only a handful of companies that have achieved this level of distinction nationwide and we are very pleased to add CDM to this celebrated group.”

“CDM is honored to have been recognized by BHCOE. In our model, family members are considered a vital part of the intervention team and we work hard to develop each program to the special circumstances that each family brings to the table,” said Eileen Gholizadeh, MA, BICM, Co-Founder/Executive Director of CDM. “As a result, we are able to create effective, individualized intervention programs which are more likely to meet the specific needs of each child. We are pleased that BHCOE has awarded us this distinction.”

BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. 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 awards only those service agencies that meet these elite standards.

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. BHCOE offers a third party measurement system that differentiates top services providers from exceptional services providers. The BHCOE criterion features standards developed by subject matter experts to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review site of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence on For more information, visit

About Children’s Developmental Milestones (CDM)
Specializing in services for children with autism and developmental delays, CDM is a Non-Public Agency (NPA) and regional Center vendor providing services and support both in the school and home setting. The organization works with families to tailor intervention programs in order to best support a child’s emotional and social growth. For ore information, visit

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