Serving South Dakota with Centers in Sioux Falls & Aberdeen      

Behavior Care Specialists
is offering intensive early intervention services with behavior therapy for children with autism. Our aim is to further advance the effectiveness of early intervention through the best possible treatment for your child.


BCS Enrollment Information

When we serve you, we focus on what we do best, which is Applied Behavior Analysis.  We do this by extensively researching effective Applied Behavior Analysis methodology, by conducting thorough regular evaluations of the child, and collection of trial-by-trial data.  This quality control ensures that you are always given enough information to know how your child is progressing toward their best possible outcomes.  Each child will receive a team of experienced staff, and all staff receives close supervision to ensure that the most effective, individualized therapy is being given to your child.  Parents receive weekly training to ensure that you always know how best to meet your child’s daily needs.  In addition to the weekly clinical review meeting with you, we will conduct a prognostic assessment every six months to be certain that our treatment continues to be the best possible service for your child.  This rigorous assessment will be done for every child, no matter what their age; and as long as we can accomplish more for your child than would the typically available services, we will continue to serve you.  In this way, you will always be able to trust that our program is worth the sacrifices that we expect of parents in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for your child.


Research in Applied Behavior Analysis has clearly found that it takes round-the-clock, consistent behavior therapy to produce such outcomes, and we won’t settle for less.  Not every child will accomplish complete and natural independence, but because of our mutual commitment, you will know that, together as a team, we have achieved your child’s best possible outcome.

We offer center-based services to families who live within a specified distance of one of our facilities.  Please contact us to determine if services are available in your area, as we may be able to set up services in your location depending on the specific needs of your child.

We currently provide services for:
  •  Children who are up to 48 months of age at intake and who display developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: cognitive performance, language development, social skills, and/or other behavioral functioning.
  •  Children between 48 and 60 months of age at intake who obtain a score of 50 or above on the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Revised (WPPSI-R) or on the Stanford-Binet Scales of Intelligence.
  •  Children above the age of 60 months who have received a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Please Note: We do not specialize in teaching children diagnosed with any additional major medical conditions such as blindness, significant hearing loss, and uncontrolled seizures.  Occasionally, we do accept such children and work closely with other professionals or specialists to ensure that all of your child’s needs are addressed.  Please contact us to determine if we are able to provide services.  Each child is reviewed individually on a case-by-case basis to determine if we are the best option for the development of the child.

How to Enroll
To Apply for Services:
CLICK HERE to download the BCS Referral and Release Forms required for enrollment.
Mail, Fax, or Email the completed forms to the appropriate location.  Contact information is located HERE

Additional Information may be requested such as:
  •  A psychological evaluation, including your child’s diagnosis.
  •  Results and all scores, including composite for the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  •  A recent medical evaluation for additional information.

We can also help you determine your child’s eligibility for insurance coverage of ABA treatment.  CLICK HERE to download the Health Insurance Eligibility Form.

What to Expect
After this information is received, we will contact you to schedule an interview.  Next, your child’s information will be reviewed for approval by our team.  If it is determined our program will offer the best opportunity for your child, you will be assigned a supervisor and give an estimated date for the start of treatment.

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