Alternative Behavior Strategies Earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

Salt Lake CIty, UT – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Alternative Behavior Strategies with an Award of Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel 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, a detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

“Alternative Behavior Strategies is an organization that reflects standards of excellence across all aspects of services. This provider is committed to ensuring staff and caregiver satisfaction equally and utilizes best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “We are pleased to commend Clinical Director, Jeff Skibitsky, and his organization on creating an ethical program with an extensive scope of services that is invaluable to Salt Lake City and San Bernardino County autism community and beyond.”

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 elite standards.

“At Alternative Behavior Strategies, we pride ourselves on the integrity and comprehensiveness of services, highly qualified staff, and active collaboration efforts to produce meaningful behavioral, social and academic results for our clients with developmental disabilities,” said Jeff Skibitsky, MA, BCBA, LBA, Founder of Alternative Behavior Strategies. “We are excited to be honored by BHCOE with this Award of Distinction and our dedicated team looks forward to providing individualized and ethical behavioral services throughout the Salt Lake City and San Bernardino area in the years to come.”

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source that recognizes 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 that subject-matter experts developed to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence on For more information, visit

About Alternative Behavior Strategies
Alternative Behavior Strategies, Inc. (ABS) provides Autism therapy and related services, focusing on the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help ameliorate deficits and excesses attributable to Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Emotional Disorders. ABS utilizes a variety of ABA techniques that incorporate motivation and function based teaching into the curriculum or family/community dynamic. These techniques vary from Verbal Behavior, Pivotal Response Training, Natural Environment Teaching and Positive Behavior Supports to more intense teaching methodologies such as Discrete Trail Training. Behavior change strategies focus on the development of alternative behaviors and establishment of skill sets that can replace maladaptive behavior. For more information, please visit

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