Benchmark Behavioral Solutions

Improving our community with effective and innovative ABA services for children with Autism one behavior at a time. Benchmark Behavioral Solutions provides effective and individualized services to families and community members who support children with Autism.

We use proven concepts firmly rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to target the wide spectrum of behaviors that act as barriers to a child's success. We believe that in order to reduce problem behavior, you have to teach the appropriate replacement. As such, we have a strong emphasis and focus on using positive reinforcement for skill-building. Benchmark Behavioral Solutions utilizes the con

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bhcoe.org 09/08/2020

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions Earns BHCOE Accreditation - Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Accreditation

bhcoe.org Benchmark Behavioral Solutions Earns 2-Year BHCOE Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement Adams, MA– BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Benchmark Behavioral Solutions with a 2-Year Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service prov...

berkshireeagle.com 07/27/2020

Adams agency earns high marks for work with young people with autism

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/adams-agency-earns-high-marks-for-work-with-young-people-with-autism,610017?

berkshireeagle.com ADAMS — This is probably no shock, but modern parenting isn't always smooth sailing. Add in an autism diagnosis, and charting a course for your child can rapidly become downright …

[04/09/20]   Congratulations to all the members of our clinical team that have completed their trainings and exams to achieve their IBCCES Autism Specialist certification. You guys rock! Thank you for your continued dedication to the families you support!!!

[03/20/20]   A BIG shot out to our behavior technicians who have completed their trainings for their Autism Certificate!!! Congratulations guys! You Rock!

[03/20/20]   Benchmark is currently working at a limited capacity due to the suggestions and recommendations from public health officials in light of the concern about the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainties surrounding the extent of its spread and impact.

We are continuing to adjust our agency policies and procedures as this crisis continues. We remain dedicated to protecting our clients and employees; as well as, maintaining our obligation to provide medically necessary services.

Members, clients, and patients of Benchmark will be receiving regular updates from their clinicians about the virus and the impact it will have on your services. We are incredibly appreciative of your patience as we adjust to the new information being released.

We are encouraging everyone to visit the CDC website for any questions about the Coronavirus.

wcax.com 02/28/2020

How 'sensory bags' in ambulances can help patients with autism

https://www.wcax.com/content/news/How-sensory-bags-in-ambulances-can-help-patients-with-autism-568218281.html?jwsource=em

wcax.com Ambulances are loud, their flashing lights are bright and the exhaust smells. For people with autism with heightened senses, that can make an ambulance ride very stressful. Our Olivia Lyons shows you how one fire department is rolling out new tools to help.

[02/11/20]   We're excited to announce an expansion of our secure TeleHealth Video consultation services to MassHealth and MA State Indemnity Members who have BMCHP, Fallon, and Unicare!!!!

Find out more at www.BenchmarkABA.com

benchmarkaba.com 01/18/2020

ABA Services for Children with Autism

Check out the new look of our website! Click below!
BenchmarkABA.com

benchmarkaba.com ABA services for children with Autism in the Bennington, Brattleboro, and Pittsfield areas. Including all of Berkshire, Bennington, and Windham Counties.

necc.org 01/06/2020

NECC Infant Sibling Project Seeks to Improve Early Identification and Treatment of Autism in Infants

Whoa! FYI...

https://www.necc.org/necc-infant-sibling-project-seeks-to-improve-early-identification-and-treatment-of-autism-in-infants/

necc.org The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in autism education and research for children with autism, announced the Infant Sibling Project, a research study to identify early signs of autism in infant siblings of children with autism and to develop interventional treatments. Led...

[01/06/20]   VT Autism Workgroup Goals from the Agency of Human Services in VT. Check it out!!!

https://ifs.vermont.gov/sites/ifs/files/Goals%20Updated%2011-16-17.docx

ifs.vermont.gov 01/06/2020

Home Page | Integrating Family Services

The IFS Website is a resource where you can find information about how the Agency of Human Services is working towards integration and coordination of services for children, youth and families.
https://ifs.vermont.gov/

ifs.vermont.gov The IFS Website is a resource where you can find information about how the Agency of Human Services is working towards integration and coordination of services for children, youth and families. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb Our Vision: Vermont...

[09/03/19]   Heads up Adams, Cheshire, and North Adams... Some of our after school social skills groups are opening up soon and have availability! We're excited!!! Let us know if you're excited too!

[08/05/19]   Openings available in the fall for our Brattleboro, VT and Greenfield, MA teams. If you have a child with Autism in that area and looking for in-home and community based services, give us a ring or send us an email!!!

understood.org 06/18/2019

The Difference Between a School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis

We get asked this a lot. Here is a brief summary about School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis.

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/special-education-basics/the-difference-between-a-school-identification-and-a-clinical-diagnosis?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg&fbclid=IwAR3mP6WPnKURmoVgpl2y5_gY6RlfPEZS-J19GOxdfS-Xygr4j_oLfo-EwUc

understood.org Kids may be diagnosed or identified with learning and attention issues. Learn about the difference between a special education identification and a clinical diagnosis.

[06/12/19]   We're excited to announce our new TeleHealth Video Consultation service! Eligible families will be able to access our clinicians through a private and secure video chat on their computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet connectivity. This service is for parents who are looking for some help with behaviors at home and may live outside our service area or unable to make it into our offices. Contact us for more info!!!

[03/27/19]   Benchmark Behavioral Solutions is searching for BCBAs to work as part of our ABA Autism services team. We offer competitive rates and benefits, flexible schedules, comprehensive training, and ongoing supervision. We are looking for independent and reliable people who are knowledgeable, creative, animated, and can make learning fun.

Position Summary:
The BCBA provides home and community-based ABA services to parents and individuals supporting children with Autism. They supervise direct support staff and provide ongoing parent training to increase independence and promote generalization. BCBAs ensure that behaviors targeted for change are meaningful and important to the family and their community and will increase quality of life for those involved.

Qualifications:
* Possess a master’s degree
* Certified as a BCBA and in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
* Two (2) years of experience working in an applied in-home and community setting.
* Acceptance of philosophy and science of behavior analysis.
* Feels comfortable traveling to client homes and providing services in home.
* Feels comfortable supervising behavior technicians and ensuring they are implementing programs correctly.
* Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
* Successful completion of fingerprint and/or background check.

Benefits:
* Health and Dental Insurance
* Paid Holidays
* Paid Vacation
* Paid Sick Days
* Mileage Reimbursement
* Retirement
* Health Savings and Flexible Spending
* Weekly Pay Checks

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, s*x, gender, s*xual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

12/05/2018

www.autismspeaks.org

Check out this tool from Autism Speaks to help parents (and providers) identify which insurance plans they have and if your state requires your plan to cover ABA services.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/2018-09/Benefit%20Plan%20Tree_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2JAsugA2oPAFlwR7yVB18tfoygQUaYbzlrBHSQjw1zJDVF8IXNQ6KviYA

autismspeaks.org

eventbrite.com 11/27/2018

Sensory Friendly - Pictures with Santa

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-friendly-pictures-with-santa-tickets-52512649749

eventbrite.com Holidays, though a joyous time of year for most, can be overwhelming for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders. Join the Junior League of Berkshire County and Autism Connections for a sensory friendly experience with Santa. Appointments are offered to cut down on noise and wait...

indeedjobs.com 08/22/2018

Careers at Benchmark Behavioral Solutions

Check out our Careers Page on Indeed for current job opportunities!!

indeedjobs.com Find your next great career opportunity at Benchmark Behavioral Solutions

jobs.abainternational.org 08/21/2018

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions Employer Profile - ABAI's Career Central

BenchmarkABA is hiring BCBAs!!! Check out our BCBA job postings in the Association of Behavior Analysis Career Central.

https://jobs.abainternational.org/profile/benchmark-behavioral-solutions/1327434/?job=42903917

jobs.abainternational.org Is Benchmark Behavioral Solutions hiring? Learn more about available jobs and working at Benchmark Behavioral Solutions on ABAI's Career Central.

06/30/2018

Behavior Analysis | An Overview

What is behavior analysis you ask? Here is a brief video from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
https://youtu.be/HnyYwWlenJg

A brief overview of the behavior analysis discipline, which includes the underlying philosophy of behaviorism, the experimental analysis of behavior, and app...

[03/21/18]   Today is the Spring Equinox. Happy First Day of Spring!!!

autismspeaks.org 02/25/2018

Many Nonverbal Children with Autism Overcome Severe Language Delays

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/many-nonverbal-children-autism-overcome-severe-language-delays

autismspeaks.org Hopeful news for families; study counters belief that nonverbal children won’t acquire speech after age 4 Many parents of children with autism have been told that if their child isn’t spe

disabilityinfo.org 02/14/2018

Disabilities Programs and Services Information for People in Massachusetts

Check out the updates at INDEX - a program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, a Center for Excellence at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

An amazing... I mean awesome... I mean amazingly awesome resource for parents and professionals looking for providers and other information about services.

For more information: https://DisabilityInfo.org

disabilityinfo.org We help people with disabilities find the information they need

vermontfamilynetwork.org 02/13/2018

Vermont Family Network - Empowering and Supporting All Vermont Families of Children with Special Needs.

Check out the upcoming events and resources for parents at the Vermont Family Network.

http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/

vermontfamilynetwork.org Empowering and Supporting All Vermont Families of Children with Special Needs.

healthline.com 02/13/2018

Autism: The Struggles of Finding a Babysitter

https://www.healthline.com/health/autism/parenting-autism-finding-babysitter?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=autismspeaks&utm_medium=social#1

healthline.com For an autism parent, finding a qualified and reliable babysitter presents a host of extra challenges. Here are some options.

nbcboston.com 01/19/2018

Augmented Reality a Big Breakthrough for People With Autism

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/This_Cambridge_Startup_Is_Using_Google_Glass_to_Help_People_with_Autism.html

nbcboston.com This story was written in partnership with , which produced video for this feature.

albany.edu 01/15/2018

Professional Development and Parent Seminar - University at Albany-SUNY

https://www.albany.edu/autism/pdps.php

albany.edu Professional Development and Parent Seminars are regional seminars throughout New York for school professionals and parents that disseminate information on effective programs, including, but not limited to, individualized supports and services and specialized curricula designed to address the skill�...

asatonline.org 01/09/2018

The Pitfalls of Testimonials - Association for Science in Autism Treatment

http://www.asatonline.org/for-parents/becoming-a-savvy-consumer/the-pitfalls-of-testimonials/

asatonline.org Written by Daniel Mruzek, PhD, BCBA-D When searching for a great restaurant or choosing a movie to go see, often we consider the personal re-ports of neighbors, work associates and friends. Why not? Their “testimonies” give us a quick method for judging the probability that a particular restaura...

01/09/2018

INDEX/Shriver Center/UMass Medical School

Adaptive Rock Climbing - Hadley MA 1/9 & 1/23

Open to anyone 4 years old and over with some upper body strength. Hosted by the Center for Human Development (CHD), a social service organization that offers social service and behavioral health programs in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

* Fees apply, registration is required. Call (413) 733 – 6624

* Members of Disability Resources: $18 per climb (includes equipment)
* Non-members of Disability Resources: $25 per climb (includes equipment)

Info: http://ow.ly/sHS330hwZlj

[01/09/18]   Happy New Year Everyone!!! Wishing everyone a happy and safe new year from all of us at BenchmarkABA.

autismsupportnetwork.com 01/09/2018

What is ABA therapy now, really? | Autism Support Network

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/what-aba-now-really-autism-33299272

autismsupportnetwork.com Background on ABA, what it is and how it can help in autism & special-needs therapy.

cbs6albany.com 01/09/2018

New program at Albany International Airport helps families impacted by autism

http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/new-program-at-albany-international-airport-helps-families-impacted-by-autism

cbs6albany.com COLONIE, NY (WRGB)--The Albany International Airport unveiled a new program designed to help families travelling by air with a loved one on the autism spectrum. A dozen families with a child on the autism spectrum took part in today’s event which entailed

albany.edu 01/09/2018

Annual Autism Conference - University at Albany-SUNY

https://www.albany.edu/autism/conferences_annual.php

albany.edu If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a conference brochure, you may contact CARD Albany at [email protected] or 518-442-2574.

About Us

Benchmark Behavioral Solutions provides effective and individualized direct, consultation, training, and assessment services to parents and caregivers who support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We use proven concepts firmly rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to target the wide spectrum of behaviors that act as barriers to a child’s success. We believe that in order to reduce problem behavior, you have to teach the appropriate replacement. As such, we have a strong emphasis and focus on using positive reinforcement for skill building.

BenchmarkABA is located in picturesque Berkshire County, Massachusetts at the foot of Mount Greylock. Located less than 3 hours West of Boston and North of New York City, the Berkshires is one of the nation's premier cultural and outdoor destination spots. Berkshire County provides adequate opportunities for the perfect work-life balance; including: museums, theater, music, hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, kayaking, hang gliding, and a multitude of other opportunities for fun and stress relief. In addition, Berkshire county is near the region's premier ABA conference; as well as, NYSABA, VTABA, and MassABA. Offering BCBAs the perfect location for professional development and continuing education.

Location

Products

Behavioral Consultation, Assessment & ABA Therapy

Telephone

Address


110 Columbia Street First Floor South
Adams, MA
01220

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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