Contact Tracing is a series of steps, a behavior-based intervention, to slow the spread of a disease. When an individual is confirmed positive for a certain disease, efforts are made to understand that person’s history with the disease so that others can be informed if they were at risk of exposure.

Who Does Contact Tracing?

Public health professionals. Trained health professionals. Trained health professionals that will handle the situation with dignity and care. Someone who will be able to ask the right questions to gather the right information. …


Most of us here at Behavioral Connections have and love dogs. Most people everywhere love dogs. I don’t have any scientific evidence to back that up, but I mean… come on…

This is Bowie. 60 lbs worth of lovable goofiness and excessive shedding.

So this gave me an idea. I can write a post and kill two birds with one stone: teach a lesson about classical conditioning and get some of you to stop yelling “no!” at your dogs.

I see this all the time and it drive me nuts. I’ll be walking the previously pictured lovable doofus and come across another human-canine pair. And then the barking starts. Some very aggressive…


Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

After months of searching and negotiating…

Weeks of repairs and outfitting…

And days of patiently waiting for the last piece to fall into place…

I am happy to annouce…

Behavioral Connections New Bedford is OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Starting on July 17th, 2017, families will be able to receive ABA services at 1 Merrill’s Wharf.

For those of you that will be joining us, there are a few things to go over.

Parking

We more or less share a parking lot with the city, which means our clients and staff need to be careful where…


Hi BC Families!

Open Invitation! Tell your friends!

Big update #1. We’ll be hosting a big opening ceremony on June 15th and you’re all invited! We want to introduce the New Bedford community to our vision, our therapies, the facility, and our big plans for the future.

That community includes pediatricians, neurologists, nurses, psychologists, case workers, teachers, educators, and, of course, you (the families).

It’s a chance for all of us to bring together our concerns, our knowledge, and our compassion. In a unified voice, we can act to give children afflicted by Autism the means to succeed. …


Dear Behavioral Connections families, past, present, and future…

Our new home.

WE.

ARE.

PUMPED.

Last week, we closed on the historic Bourne Counting House. We will now be able to provide ABA services for families affected by Autism in the New Bedford and South Shore areas.

Beginning in June, Behavioral Connections will begin providing our 1:1 direct services.

I cannot understate how excited we are.

Excited to work with the families in New Bedford.

Excited to be a part of historic New Bedford.

Excited to be on the forefront of ABA methods and practices.

Excited for so many cool things we get to do…


Your ABA Provider. Sorry if that was click-baity.

If that’s all you needed to hear then don’t let me keep you. The rest of this article is a rant and maybe something of a call to arms at the end. I’ll decide when I get there. For the time being, the takeaway is to always listen to your provider over your insurance carrier and be ready to fight with them on that.

You’ll have to forgive me; the inspiration for this article is coming from a personal experience, not a professional one. …


We’ve moved our blog to Medium for a variety of reasons. The first and not least of which is our frustration with WordPress. For such a popular platform, it sure is clunky…

A quick introduction for those of you new to us:

  • We are an Applied Behavior Analysis clinic. We teach children (ages 3 to 21) with Autism the ability to use and understand language; we teach kids to talk.
  • We are strict adherents to the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • We use Verbal Behavior, which is a theory of language acquisition. It is not just when someone shows a…

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