Children’s Autism Center Earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

Fort Wayne, IN – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Children’s Autism Center 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.

“The clinical and organizational practices of the Children’s Autism Center truly reflect their founding principles for unwavering quality services that is matched by equal accessibility. The organization proactively ensures compliance with current best practices in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and works to maintain high levels of staff and caregiver satisfaction,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Founder of BHCOE. “We are honored to commend the Executive Director, Jill Forte, and her team on creating a robust program that is an indispensable resource to the Allen 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.

“Our passion for providing effective and creative care for all of our clients regardless of financial resources sustains our organization and informs every decision we make. However, it is the caliber and commitment of our team that allows us to make this vision a reality and produce tangible outcomes for our clients across various measure of behavioral, social, and verbal achievement,” said Jill Forte, Ph.D, BCBA. “We are thrilled to receive this Award of Distinction from the BHCOE. Our team is excited to continue to provide engaging, evidence-based behavioral services throughout the Allen County and beyond 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. For or more information, visit

About Children’s Autism Center
Children’s Autism Center, Inc., is dedicated to providing the highest quality, medically supported therapy to children of all ages with autism and developmental/language delays in Northeast Indiana. Children’s Autism Center, Inc., strives to maintain a tuition assistance fund so that all children with a need for services may benefit, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please visit

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