Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Awards Distinction to Clarity Service Group

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Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction

“Clarity is a remarkable model of an exemplary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program that serves to build skills and maximize independence, autonomy, and each child's own potential,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE.

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced that the organization has awarded Clarity Service Group, a behavioral service agency based in Pennsylvania, with a Distinguished Award. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. These areas are measured via a wide-ranging audit including interviews with agency clinical leadership, detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey, and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey.

“Clarity is a remarkable model of an exemplary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program that serves to build skills and maximize independence, autonomy, and each child's own potential,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “A Center of Excellence is able to adopt and implement quality standards that promote thriving futures for their consumers. There are only a handful of companies that have achieved this level of distinction nationwide and we are very pleased to add Clarity to this celebrated group.”

BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and awards only those service agencies that meet elite standards.

“We’re so proud that BHCOE has recognized dedication as a behavioral agency and awarded us this distinction,” Kathleen Bailey Stengel, CEO and Board Certified Behavior Analyst of Clarity. “At Clarity, we have made it our mission to provide children with the skills necessary to maximize their potential. We have achieved this through implementing the most effective empirically driven best practices in the fields of education and ABA.”

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. BHCOE offers a third party measurement system that differentiates top services providers from exceptional services providers. The BHCOE criterion features standards developed by subject matter experts to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review site of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence on LoveMyProvider.com. For more information, visit http://www.bhcoe.org/.

About Clarity Service Group
Since 1998, Clarity Service Group has been a leading provider of behavioral, special education consulting and related staffing services for families, school districts and early intervention providers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. Earlier this year, Clarity was acquired by Epic Health Services, a Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, and autism services. Beginning December 1st, Clarity will offer all services under their new name, Epic Developmental Services. Clarity has grown to become one of the largest providers in the market through its focus on quality and results and continued growth is expected under the integration with Epic. Clarity has achieved this through implementing the most effective empirically driven best practices in the fields of education and Applied Behavior Analysis. The company provides highly qualified Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBAs), Licensed Behavior Consultants, Certified Special Education Teachers, Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), Para Professionals, School Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and School Nurses in the home or school setting.

Clarity has worked with children across an array of developmental disabilities including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities and multiple disabilities. By joining the Epic family of companies as Epic Developmental Services, Clarity will continue to provide the same incredible care with the opportunity to assist with even more services for their clients. The company’s goal is to help children unlock their full potential and chart their own course—a goal that aligns with the vision of the Epic Care Continuum. Together, the Epic Care Continuum creates environments, services, and products designed to help individuals, children, and families thrive.

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