The Place for Children with Autism Earns BHCOE Accreditation

The Place for Children with Autism Earns 2-Year BHCOE Accreditation
Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Chicago, IL – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized The Place for Children with Autism with a 2-Year 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 consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas. These areas are measured with a wide-ranging audit, including interviews with agency clinical leadership, in-depth on-site observation, a detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

BHCOE Accreditation is the only applied behavior analysis (ABA)-specific accreditation. It provides feedback regarding clinical best practices, staff satisfaction and turnover, and consumer protection. 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.

“The Place empowers our families, creates a sense of belonging, and fosters independence to enrich the lives of children with autism across all communities,” says Chief Clinical Officer Jessica Hewetson Gruber. “BHCOE Accreditation establishes clinical excellence that motivates our team to provide the highest standards of quality. We will continue building confidence through personalized training to support our clients and staff.”

About BHCOE 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. For more information, visit

About The Place for Children with Autism

After working many years in the autism field, founder Daniel Blank felt strongly that a solution needed to address inconsistencies in ABA treatment. The idea was to create a setting that would provide a more consistent environment where kids could receive intensive ABA treatment while also being exposed to the nuances of being in a social environment. Hence, The Place for Children with Autism was born – a full-time ABA program provided in a pre-school like setting. Families could rely on a consistent schedule from day to day, kids were able to engage in spontaneous social opportunities with peers, and therapist retention increased. It was a win-win for everybody! After deciding this was the model that would benefit children the most, The Place for Children with Autism took it a step further and extended resources to help families regardless of their financial ability. Combining resources such as aggressive fundraising and providing grant application assistance, Daniel and his team are able to help families in many underserved communities access the ABA treatment they deserve. For more information, visit

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