Industry News • August 5, 2019
Partnership expands Kadiant’s footprint in California
OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kadiant, a mission-driven organization that provides high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and related services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), announced today it has partnered with Behavioral Education for Children with Autism (BECA), a pioneer provider of ABA services in centers and school-based settings. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
“The team at Kadiant is world class and shares our unwavering commitment to excellence in care. We feel fortunate to be a part of their exceptional team during this time of change within our field.”
BECA marks the fifth ABA practice to join the Kadiant family since its founding earlier this year. Previously announced partnerships include Central Valley Autism Project (CVAP), Integrated Behavioral Solutions (IBS), Kids Overcoming (KOI), and STE Consultants.
BECA was founded in 2000 by Dr. Tracy Guiou to meet the growing need for behavior analytic services in Southern California. BECA delivers ABA services in community and school settings to families across the greater Los Angeles and Sacramento area, extending Kadiant’s services into Southern California for the first time. Core elements of BECA’s service approach include:
- Leveraging the interdisciplinary expertise of their team members to provide a developmental framework for the design of each ABA intervention;
- Incorporating parents as integral members of the treatment team;
- Expanding the application of ABA services beyond early intervention to older children, teens and young adults.
“Partnering with Kadiant will provide BECA the opportunity to extend our vision of providing the highest quality services to individuals with ASD, their families and the providers charged with their care,” said Dr. Guiou. “The team at Kadiant is world class and shares our unwavering commitment to excellence in care. We feel fortunate to be a part of their exceptional team during this time of change within our field.”
“BECA is a pioneer in the development of high-quality ABA programming and advocacy for access to ABA services,” said Lani Fritts, CEO of Kadiant. “For over two decades, Tracy has built a client-centered culture and incredibly capable team, and their programs and people are a perfect fit with Kadiant’s mission. I am thrilled to be partnering with the BECA team.”
This article originally appeared in an article in BusinessWire.