Autism Southern California Outreach Earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

San Diego, CA – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Autism Outreach Southern California 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.

“Autism Outreach Southern California has been a true example of an organization that values quality care. This provider utilizes best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and cares deeply about their staff satisfaction and customer satisfaction equally,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “We are pleased to commend Clinical Director, Abigail Bunt, and her organization on creating an ethical program that is invaluable to the San Diego 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 Autism Southern California, we pride ourselves on our passion, integrity and collaboration to provide meaningful behavioral, social and academic outcomes for our clients with developmental disabilities,” said Abigail Bunt, M.Ed., BCBA, Co-Founder of Autism Southern California Outreach. “We are thrilled to be honored by BHCOE with this Award of Distinction and our dedicated team looks forward to providing creative and ethical behavioral services throughout the San Diego area for 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 Autism Outreach Southern California
Autism Outreach Southern California, LLC is a San Diego based company that provides one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children ages 12 months to 18 years and their families who are impacted by autism and related disorders. We serve families across the greater San Diego metropolitan area. We use the evidence-based principles and methodologies of ABA to increase acquisition of language, cognitive, adaptive and social skills while decreasing engagement in maladaptive behavior across all environments. At Autism Outreach Southern California, LLC, our mission is to provide the highest possible quality of service to help individuals with autism and related disorders realize their maximum potential while increasing quality of life for the entire family. We strive to connect families, schools and service providers in implementing comprehensive treatment plans that promote success and independence across all aspects of the individual’s life. For more information, please visit

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