Who Are We?
Behavior Change Institute is a premier provider of Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) treatment. We were founded in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 2014, when the young nephew of one of BCI’s Co-Founders was diagnosed with autism. With no ABA treatment options available in his small hometown of Alamogordo or the surrounding community, Behavior Change Institute was formed to bridge that gap, sparking our long-standing mission to bring compassionate, high-quality ABA services to rural communities across the state of New Mexico and beyond. Now nationally recognized leaders in the field of ABA and telehealth ABA, we’re known for our compassionate, technology-driven approach to providing children and families with the necessary support to reach their full potential. Simply put, the work we do at Behavior Change Institute changes lives.
What is Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) treatment?
Applied Behavior Analysis is the only evidence-based best practice therapy treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognized by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. This type of therapy focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence.
There is never a “one size fits all” approach to ABA therapy! Instead, an assessment is done to understand each learner’s unique goals and treatment objectives before a treatment plan is created by a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). Treatment plans often involve several types of behavior modification techniques, such as repetition and positive reinforcement, as well as other unique tools and resources. To learn more about ABA therapy, please click here.
Why Work With Us?
We’ve been changing lives since 2014 through our commitment to providing compassionate care to communities all across New Mexico. Since our team is as diverse as the clients and families we serve, we’ve made it an integral part of our mission to invest heavily in creating a positive, supportive and engaging workforce for every team member. Offering unique training opportunities to foster professional and personal growth, an array of virtual and in-person employee contests and events, and a focus on wellness and the importance of a healthy work-life balance, our commitment to our employees is central to the work we do. And our work toward this mission is paying off – we have been named an Albuquerque Journal Top Workplace for six years in a row by BCI employees and recently received a Parent Friendly Workplace Honor from the Working Parents Foundation!
Discover Our Core Values
While we may not share an office, we share something even greater: an understanding that the most meaningful and highest levels of care for the patients and families we serve can only be achieved when we’re united as a team. Through plenty of positivity, laughter, kudos, and lots of memes, we celebrate each other, lift one another up, and give our best each day; not because it’s expected, but because we truly care about one another and the work we do.
A natural curiosity drives us to continuously seek answers and ways in which we can better and more efficiently serve our families and each other. We strive to work smarter, not harder, and fully embrace creativity in all aspects of our work because after all, the toughest problems are most often solved with a generous amount of imagination, wit, and flair for innovation.
As leaders in our field, we’re incredibly proud of the work we’re able to accomplish in the communities we serve. This work is only made possible through acknowledging the importance of the professional skills our team possesses; from a keen sense of attention to detail and integrity, to taking ownership of everything we do as employees and as a company, we stand by our work, achievements, and each other.
Serving as a driving force behind the care we provide, our compassion extends beyond the families we work with, our team members, and the communities we’re a part of. We know that without great people, great work cannot be accomplished. Keeping this in mind, we lean into the idea that relationships should be nurtured, all decisions we make which impact others should be weighed heavily, and that all interactions with others, whether challenging or rewarding, warrant an approach that doesn’t lose sight of the kindness, dignity and respect every human deserves.
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