Our mission is simple: Through the systematic approach of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we help children diagnosed with autism discover the world around them and learn daily living skills so they can actively participate in their communities and become the people they are meant to be.
ABA is a systematic, evidence-based, and proven way to improve socially significant behaviors in children diagnosed with autism.
Jeffrey Robinson, Ph.D., launched BCI in 2002 and grew the business to become the go-to provider of ABA intervention to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in central Massachusetts. Dr. Robinson built his team by hiring people who are passionate and strive to support children through discovery and learning. Although Dr. Robinson retired in 2019, BCI’s team of professionals continue his legacy and share a common belief: children diagnosed with autism have unique abilities and gifts waiting to be discovered. We partner with families to identify goals and then assist their children with learning new skills to achieve important milestones in their social development.
BCI has experienced unparalleled growth over the past 18 years. This growth is directly related to our love for children and our mission to help them discover their unique abilities so they can discover more, learn more, and BE MORE.
BCI is part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization dedicated to nurturing the unique potential of children with autism—and supporting families from day one. We consider you, as parents and caregivers, your child’s first and most important teacher, and we partner with you to create an environment in which you and your child can thrive.
Local Services, National Resources
Our team at BCI delivers services in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, but we’re also part of LEARN Behavioral, a national organization that specializes in using contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) to deliver treatment tailored exclusively to the needs of every child with autism in our care.
As part of LEARN, BCI offers your child and family the convenience and familiarity of local services, with the advantages of a progressive and collaborative national organization at the forefront of autism treatment.
And the advantages are real.
Our local and national clinicians arrive at work each day equipped with the latest research, the most extensive support and professional development, and clinical insights from one of the largest and most diverse behavioral health data sets in the country, amassed from treating more than 25,000 children over two decades. Our ability to derive insights from your child’s data, in addition to the aggregated data we’ve accumulated over time and across the country, gives us what we need to make evidence-based treatment decisions—and ultimately deliver personalized, effective care.
With more than 30 doctoral-level clinicians, 450 behavior analysts, and 3,700 behavior technicians, our organization treats more than 5,000 children across 15 states—and counting. Our clinical team, led by Hanna Rue, PhD, BCBA-D, makes up a concentration of ABA professionals unmatched by any other provider. Likewise, our clinical practice has been built over time by the collective inputs of leading minds and founding luminaries in the autism field, including Ivar Lovaas, Connie Kasari, Carl Sundberg, Bill Frea, Marjorie Charlop, Ronit Molko, Linda LeBlanc, and Laura Schreibman.
BCI knows we’re not all the same.
Recognizing differences and tailoring our approach are at the core of what we do. That’s why we’re committed to fostering a culture that embraces what makes us each unique – be it race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disabilities/abilities or socioeconomic background. BCI aims to acknowledge the lived experiences and diversity of perspectives of our staff and the children and families we serve. We pledge to create a community centered around trust, respect, tolerance and empathy. Together, we’re better.