The new ACQ accreditation program accepts applications from provider organizations offering applied behavior analysis services to people with autism.
— Eric Larsson Ph.D. LP BCBA-D, Chair of the ACQ Standards Committee
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, USA, October 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Autism Quality Commission (ACQ) today announced the launch of its new accreditation program for provider organizations providing applied behavior analysis services to people with autism spectrum disorders. After one year of standards development, one public comment periodand a beta test cycle, the Applied Behavior Analysis Accreditation Program is now open to accept applications.
“The ACQ is made up of dedicated ABA experts and stakeholders who have carefully reviewed each standard over the past year. The new accreditation program is expected to establish key quality criteria for the ABA industry,” notes Eric Larsson Ph.D. LP BCBA-D, Chair of the ACQ Standards Committee and Executive Director of Clinical Services. at the Lovaas Institute Midwest. “The new accreditation program is carefully calibrated to provide key feedback loops to each candidate along with a meaningful assessment process to ensure quality-based performance.”
“ACQ is now open for business and interested parties should contact for more information on how to apply,” adds Erick Dubuque, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA (KY), Director of ACQ, who was named earlier this year. “The ACQ accreditation review process is made up of several parts, including a combination of desktop and virtual audits, as well as direct clinical observations and completion of satisfaction surveys. The ACQ has also launched an innovative accreditation portal to streamline the examination process.
“A great deal of time and energy has gone into writing and fine-tuning the standards as a fundamental pillar of a strong accreditation review process,” comments Eileen M Mendes, Vice Chair of the committee. of ACQ Standards and Vice President of Compliance and Quality at Autism Care. The partners. “I am confident that every candidate who goes through the CQI review process will bring improvements to their business and clinical operations.”
The ACQ Applied Behavior Analysis Accreditation Program Standards and Guide, v1.0, are available free of charge on the ACQ website (https://autismcommission.org). These Standards cover the following areas:
• Section 1: Business Operations
• Section 2: Human Resources
• Section 3: Financial operations
• Section 4: Risk Management
• Section 5: Clinical Staff
• Section 6: Clinical Operations
• Section 7: Patient Protections
• Section 8: Quality Assurance
• Section 9: Ethics
For more information on ACQ’s new Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) accreditation program, visit https://autismcommission.org. If you would like to learn more about the Autism Quality Commission or would like more information on how to apply, contact the ACQ at [email protected] or call (502) 230-9020.
About the Autism Quality Commission (ACQ) (http.autismcommission.org)
The Autism Quality Commission (ACQ) is a nonprofit accrediting agency that recognizes applied behavior analysis organizations serving individuals and families affected by autism. ACQ’s mission is to continually improve the impact of applied behavior analysis services for the autism community through education and accreditation of provider organizations. Our vision is that all recipients of Applied Behavior Analysis services reach their full potential through access to organizations that provide the highest standard of care.
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