Black Applied Behavior Analysts and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Partner to Benefit ABA Professionals

Organization that empowers the Black ABA community joins forces with BHCOE to support industry professionals.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced its partnership with the Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA), the leading organization aiming to reduce barriers for African American students, professionals, and parents within the ABA community. This partnership aims to achieve our shared vision of promoting diversity within the ABA community and encouraging more African-Americans to pursue a career as a BCBA or leadership role within an ABA organization. BHCOE will offer the following benefits to ABA professionals who leverage this partnership with the goal of elevating black leaders within the ABA field:

  • A discount on Accreditation for BABA Member organizations
  • BHCOE Accredited organizations will receive 1 Free BABA membership for their staff
  • BHCOE will deliver Free CEUs for BABA member organizations through the BHCOE Learning Hub

“I am thrilled to partner with BABA on this important initiative,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, BHCOE’s Chief Executive Officer. “We hope this partnership helps promote diversity within the ABA community and bolster black-owned businesses.”

All newly BHCOE-Accredited organizations are eligible to have one employee get one free year of BABA membership at the level that the employee qualifies for.

“Black Applied Behavior Analyst Inc. has been committed to improving the quality of services provided to our community. We have developed initiatives and opportunities for our members to improve their businesses and building their own communities. In line with our business initiative, we are happy to announce our official partnership with BHCOE.” said Adrienne Bradley, President of BABA.

Tia Glover, Partnership chair for BABA added: “This will allow our community to learn more about the resources BHCOE provides and the many benefits of accreditation.  Additionally this will support the growth of African-American BCBAs that have their own ABA practice by obtaining and using accreditation to expand their organization.” 

About Black Applied Behavior Analysts
Black Applied Behavior Analyst, INC was incorporated May 2019. BABA, INC aims to reduce barriers for African American students, professionals, and parents within the ABA community. We are here to educate and empower others to increase the diversity, inclusion, and equity within the ABA field. While increasing representation of African Americans in the field on multiple levels.

BABA contributes to our members in a variety of ways that have been identified as barriers for African American within the field. Offering benefits such as, but not limited to, mentorship, scholarship opportunities, and trainings. We hope if you have visited our page you are in solidarity with us to support and educate both the African-American community and beyond!

Behavioral Health Center of Excellence® (BHCOE®) is an ANSI-accredited Standards Developer and an accrediting body within the autism field. Over the last seven years, BHCOE has dedicated itself to transforming care for people with autism and related developmental disabilities through a relentless focus on serving as a source for the autism community on how best to improve the quality of care, safety, well-being and life for patients and families.

Media Contact:
Adam Hatfield



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