FITCHBURG, SPRINGFIELD, AND WORCESTER, MA… Eight Behavior Technicians enrolled in the Bay Path University on-site graduate and continuing education program at Behavioral Concepts (BCI) of Worcester, have graduated.
BCI, a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout Massachusetts, announced that eight of their full-time Behavior Technicians have earned Master’s degrees through Bay Path University and are now eligible to take the exam for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) certification and licensing.
BCI is proud to announce the Bay Path University cohort graduates: Kenzie Cournoyer, Kayla Roy, Matt Lucier, Tara Reilly, Hannah Finkelstein, Victoria Barry, Alexa Fantoni, and Taya Lavigne.
This group is the third cohort graduating from Bay Path University’s on-site program at BCI. A fourth cohort is running now, and a fifth cohort will begin in October 2019.
The Bay Path University program enables BCI staff members to get their classroom instruction from Bay Path University professors at BCI’s 345A Greenwood Street, Worcester location. The BCBA® is a master-level certification in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and is issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. Students complete their required fieldwork at BCI’s Worcester or Fitchburg ABA Centers or working in Home and Community Services.
As part of the program with Bay Path University, BCI underwrites 60 percent of the tuition cost. Students/staff who take part in the program commit to working for BCI for two years after receiving their BCBA®.
“We’re very proud of our graduates; they are the next generation of BCBAs,” said Jeff Robinson, Ph.D., founder and CEO of BCI. “Essentially, there is a critical need for credentialed clinicians in this area and our partnership with Bay Path University enables us to better address that need. This program helps ensure that we continue to meet the fast-growing demand for assessment, behavioral, consultative and educational services for children with ASD and their families throughout Massachusetts.”
Continuing Education Partnerships
BCI has forged similar, successful education opportunities for their workforce through their partnerships with Assumption College and Quinsigamond College. BCI is looking to partner with other Springfield colleges in offering their staff additional continuing education opportunities.
To learn more about BCI’s ABA career path, visit https://bciaba.com/careers/professional-development/
For more information about Bay Path University, visit http://www.baypath.edu/.
Behavioral Concepts (BCI) provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and their families in central Massachusetts. We identify and facilitate effective personalized instruction that allows children to discover more, learn more, and be more – increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life at home, in school, and in the community. BCI is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health approved provider of specialty ABA services for early intervention. BCI also provides center, home-based, and afterschool services through private and public health insurance. The organization was founded in 2002 by Dr. Jeffrey R. Robinson. Further information on BCI is available at http://bciaba.com.
BCI is part of the Learn It family of companies, a national organization dedicated to helping all children succeed in school and life. Learn more at http://learnitsystems.com/family
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women’s College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 25 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.