Village Autism Center Earns BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Marietta, GA – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Village Autism Center 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.

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 Village Autism Center, we are committed to providing our clients and their families high quality, individualized care based in the science of behavior analysis,” said Founder and Executive Director Dr. Caitlin Delfs. “We are proud to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation because it highlights our dedication to providing our clients with the highest quality of care, as well as serving as a top-notch training center for future behavior analysts, committed to ethical business practices. As we grow, our agency will continue to provide comprehensive ABA services to members of our community.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation
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 Village Autism Center
All services at Village Autism Center are based in the science of behavior analysis nestled within a developmental framework. To create a positive therapeutic environment, they focus on building a relationship with each child they work with. Creating a solid foundation of trust and sense of fun is their initial goal with all children. Although they are a comprehensive treatment provider, their focus and expertise is in the area of skill acquisition or skill building. That means they work on teaching each child new skills, usually related to the core deficits of autism: social interaction and communication. They work with children age 18 months to 18 years old. For more information, please visit

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