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

Gainesville & Orlando, FL – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Autism Worldwide 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 Autism Worldwide, we are honored to be able to improve the quality of life of our clients and their families through providing ABA services of the highest quality,” said President Alicia Lasaga, BCBA, M.Ed., “Earning BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation is exciting because it reflects our dedication to our clients. As we grow, we look forward to continuing to provide comprehensive behavior analysis services for years to come.”

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 Autism Worldwide
Autism Worldwide believes that every person with autism deserves the chance to reach their full potential within an accepting community. Their goal is to help others and bring autism awareness and acceptance to the world. Autism Worldwide expects to fulfill its passion: “to make services become autism-friendly, to become a strong autism advocate, and for the world to become a friendlier place to people with autism.” For more information, please visit

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