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Yearly Archives: 2015

Behavioral Concepts Inc Offers Speech and OT Services

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently announced the addition of speech and occupational therapy to its services for children with autism and their families.

“Over the years, we have worked with many speech and occupational therapists as part of the individual’s interdisciplinary team,” said Dr. Jeff Robinson, BCI founder and director of BCI. “Having both specialties in-house allows us to provide a greater level of service for our current and prospective clients and their families.”

BCI currently has one occupational therapist, two speech therapists and two licensed speech and language assistants on staff.

Based in Worcester, Mass at 345A Greenwood Street in Worcester, BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their families. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial training, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors.

Instruction is provided across a variety of domains, including: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, social skills, leisure and recreation, community outings and safety awareness. Social skills groups with peer models are also offered as part of BCI’s services. A heavy emphasis is placed on generalization and maintenance of skills, in addition to family training, so that families may implement the supports and carry-over skills in the home.
BCI accepts Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fallon Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Mass Health, Tufts and United Behavioral Health. For questions about programs offered by BCI, please visit www.bciaba.org or call 508-363-0200.

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)
Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize individual potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of life within their home, school and community.
BCI provides center- and home-based services through health insurance and is an approved provider of Specialty ABA Services for Early Intervention in Central Massachusetts. BCI’s main care center, located at 345A Greenwood Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, offers intensive treatment for young children aged 3 to 6 years of age, an after-school program for all school aged children and a weekend social skills program. BCI also provides in-home services within a one-hour radius of Worcester.

BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass. For complete information, visit http://bciaba.com or to arrange a consultation with a BCI clinician, please call (508) 363-0200.

BCI “Lights It Up Blue” 2015

Window Display

BCI Lights It Up Blue
We had help this year from our Social Skills and After School programs! Thanks to all of the kids! Our window display looks beautiful!

“Light It Up Blue, annually observed on April 2, is dedicated to raising awareness of autism.[1] Autism Speaks, the autism research and education organization, announced the launch of the inaugural Light It Up Blue campaign in 2010.[2] This initiative is intended to raise international awareness of autism in support of both World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month in the United States” – Wikipedia.org

Also the sunlight made for some funny faces by our staff! Check it out!

BCI shows “Light It Up Blue” Spirit!

345A Greenwood St., Behavioral Concepts Inc.

345A Greenwood St., Behavioral Concepts Inc.

BCI Sponsors ‘Kids Corner’ at 2015 Community 5K Run and Walk for Autism

Behavioral Concepts Inc. – will be sponsoring the ‘Kids Corner’ at this years 5k Run and Walk for Autism. At our booth we will have fun filled activities for children and adults as well as information about our services. We’ll have staff on location to answer any questions.

More information about the event:


Join us on April 26th at DCR’s Quinsigamond State Park for what has become the biggest celebration of Autism Awareness Month in Central Massachusetts.


April 26th, 2015


We have tightened up the schedule for the day!

While there are two components to the event it is one event!

Times & Events

The day begins at 8:30 AM and will end at 2:00 PM

5K registration: 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremony: 12:00 PM
5K Opening ceremony: 9:45 AM
Food service opens: 12:15 PM
Race Starts : 10:00 AM
Entertainment 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Awards : 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Walk Registration & Check In: 11:30 AM

“We have added a registration fee for the walk component of this event, just like the Run. Individuals will pay $10 while a family will pay $25.00 – Think of it as your contribution to your walk effort! You can still create teams but each family or member on a Team needs to register. Those who do not register on line will be charged $15 for individuals and $35 for their family on the day of the event. Family is defined as Parents & Children in one household.” – Autism Resource Center

BCI Proudly Sponsors TOP Soccer of Auburn


Behavioral Concepts proudly sponsors TOPSoccer, a special needs soccer team out of Auburn, MA.

TOP Soccer Registration Available

Registration is Still Open For TOPS (specialneeds), U5, U6 and U8 spring soccer.

Openings in Town
U5 (coed)
Born between 9/1/09 – 4/30/11.
U6 (coed)
Born 9/1/08 – 8/31/09
U8 (boys and girls divisions)
Born 9/1/06 – 8/31/08
TOPS (Special Needs)
Born 9/1/95 – 8/31/10
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New school an option for kids struggling with autism (Article by T&G)


Teacher Josh Dufresne works with student Alyjah Ortiz, 5, on his schoolwork at the Center for Applied Behavior Instruction. (T&G Staff/CHRISTINE HOCHKEPPEL)


WORCESTER — Children and adolescents with autism, particularly those with behavioral issues who are struggling in a local public school setting, have a new option available to them: the Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction.

The private school, which received its unanimous approval to operate from the Worcester School Committee in November, is already up and running with two students, and several more referrals in process.

The school accepts students from the city of Worcester as well as from districts within a one-hour radius of the school.

Founder and executive director Jeffrey Robinson is currently in the process of preparing the required documentation to obtain final approval from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Mr. Robinson, who co-founded the school with Brian Doyle, has been affiliated with the Worcester Public Schools for nearly two decades, and has provided services to students with autism through his company, Behavioral Concepts, Inc. Mr. Robinson has a doctorate in special education from Boston College, while Mr. Doyle has a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University, and a specialist degree in special education from Simmons College.

Located on in a former storage space on Greenwood Street, the school occupies one-third of 15,000- square-foot building leased by Behavioral Concepts, which is the parent company of the school. The school currently has four classrooms and a gymnasium, and operates with a staff of two teachers, a teacher’s aide, a nurse, psychologist and several therapists, and can serve between 25 and 29 students.

Read More Article By: T&G – Sandy Meindersma CORRESPONDENT)

Visit CABI’s (Center For Applied Behavioral Instruction) website here: www.cabiautism.org