ABC Group Hawaii Earns Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

Aiea, HI – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded ABC Group Hawaii (Autism Behavior Consulting Group) with an Award of Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The award celebrates exceptional behavioral health 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, anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

“ABC Group Hawaii (The Autism Behavior Consulting Group) is an agency that foregrounds maintaining superior standards of clinical quality using an evidence-based approach. This dedication is reflected in their comprehensive treatment programs, investment in staff training and professional development, and attention to caregiver satisfaction. Additionally, not only is ABC Group our first Center of Excellence in Hawaii, they offer the only practicum site for FIT’s Master’s Degree in Professional Behavior Analysis,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Founder of BHCOE. “We are pleased to commend the Clinical Director, Anne Lau, and Executive Director, Dr. Amy Wiech, and their team on running an outstanding ABA clinic that is an indispensable resource for the Honolulu and surrounding areas of the island.”

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 ABC Group, we are dedicated, supportive, and passionate about creating meaningful outcomes for all of our clients and improving the quality of life for our families using a data-based treatment approach. Our work would not be possible without our dynamic team of behavior analysts and technicians and partnership with our families who work continuously to ensure the success of the children,” said Amy Wiech, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA. “We are excited to receive this Award of Distinction from the BHCOE and our agency looks forward to providing effective behavior analysis services on Oahu and beyond 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. For more information, visit

About ABC Group Hawaii

Founded in 2006, ABC Group is a family-owned company specializing in providing top-notch ABA treatment to children with a diagnosis of autism, other developmental delays and behavioral challenges and their families. ABC Group uses a framework for teaching language provided by Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior, as well as precision teaching for promoting fluent behavior. We specialize in working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ages 12 months through 18 years. Each child’s treatment program is designed based upon his/her individual needs as determined by assessment. Our goal is to engineer our programming to produce socially significant changes in our learners, so that they can be successful in environments with decreasing levels of support. The terminal aim of every child’s program is to “close the gap” between their current skill levels and those of their typically developing peers, and to have our clients learn skills that are functional and promote independence from caregivers. For more information, please visit

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