Ascend Behavior Partners Earns BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Phoenix, AZ – – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Ascend Behavior Partners with a Preliminary Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in Applied Behavior Analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas. BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation occurs for newer organizations or organizations preparing to meet full accreditation review within a year, prior to a full evaluation. This consists of a high-level review of organizational systems to identify areas for improvement prior to growth.

“Preliminary Accreditation is a great opportunity to ensure that a new business is set up for clinical and administrative success as they start serving more patients. I’m very happy that Ascend Behavior Partners has invested in ensuring quality systems for their growing practice and believe it reflects their commitment to their clients,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Founder of BHCOE. “We are excited to congratulate Partners Dr. Michael Wright (Chief Clinical Officer), Will Boenig and Jonathan Mueller as well as their fantastic team, on creating a sustainable program that is a valuable resource to the autism community.”

BHCOE Accreditation and BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation are the only Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)-specific accreditations. 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 accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“At Ascend Behavior Partners, we are proud to hold ourselves to the highest standards as we strive to provide top quality, evidence-based care to our clients and their families,” said Dr. Wright, “We are honored to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation because it reflects the dedication of our team to helping our clients succeed and empowering families. We see the ABA field moving toward value-based reimbursement models, heightened compliance standards, seamless care coordination, and more choices for families. We also know that highly-skilled Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians have a plethora of career opportunities. Ascend is committed to providing ethical, effective behavior analysis services and to being the best place for staff to work in the communities we serve – Arizona, Texas, and Colorado – for many years to come.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation
The BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. The Preliminary Accreditation audit process consists of an interview, document review and systems analysis. The Preliminary Accreditation can also be used by providers looking to prepare for full accreditation within the next year as a way to prepare for the larger survey. For more information, visit

About Ascend Behavior Partners
Ascend’s mission is to help children and families succeed. Every child with ASD deserves access to life-changing therapy as quickly as possible. And every family deserves to be a partner in delivering that therapy. Ascend’s Diagnostic Evaluations and home-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment are premised on swift access to therapy and on our partnership with families. For more information, please visit

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