TOTAL Programs Earns BHCOE Accreditation

TOTAL Programs Earns 2-Year BHCOE Accreditation
Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

Serving Los Angeles, Palmdale, and surrounding CA areas – BHCOE Accreditation has recognized TOTAL Programs 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.

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 TOTAL Programs

For more than two decades, TOTAL Programs has helped hundreds of individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities live richer and more satisfying lives, while offering their families and teachers the assistance they need to interact successfully at home, at school, or in the community. “The fundamental motivation behind the work we do is to have people with disabilities accepted into the world and the only way that will happen is when people are not afraid of them,” explains Dr. Sean Surfas, Ph.D., the educational psychologist who founded TOTAL Programs of Sierra Madre, CA. TOTAL provides customized programs for individuals of all ages. TOTAL’s services include early intervention, community integration, positive behavioral supports, adaptive skills development, social and leisure skill development. TOTAL Programs also provide parent training and behavior respite assistance. For more information, visit


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