BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
B*E*T*A provides unique individualized services to people considered to have
disabilities. Those we serve typically learn in a significantly different
fashion than most; usually engage in behaviors considered objectionable by
those around them; often have no developed system and skills for communication
to and from others; and, frequently have difficulties with sensory input
and/or physical performance. When people considered to have disabilities
have not yet learned an important life skill (e.g., eating, toileting, leisure
engagement, communication, recreation) and/or engage in behavior that others
find objectionable or that may create danger for themselves or others (e.g.,
failure to perform activities, unacceptable physical contact), we provide
remediation of unique effectiveness specially designed for each individual.
B*E*T*A adheres to a strict full inclusion policy -- we provide assistance
to anyone by whom or for whom requested, whenever we can secure the resources
necessary to support the level of assistance required for success. We insist
on providing assistance to the person to the greatest degree possible in naturally
occurring situations including the highest proportion of people not considered
disabled. We stress skill development in the areas of leisure engagement, communication,
community participation, productive work and/or schoolwork, and self care.
A primary essential goal in all instances is to maximize the degree to which
we can assist individuals to become as responsive to and interactive with others
exclusively positive personal support -- we steadfastly refrain from the
use of things
that others might consider at all aversive and do not
use edible or tangible incentives outside of contexts in which these normally
occur (e.g., food/drink at meals, money at work). All supports provided by
B*E*T*A are “individual, positive, and functional”.
B*E*T*A assists people through the strict application of well established
principles of learning and behavior analysis, coupled with an underlying focus
on empathic understanding.
Service options include:
- "Full Inclusion Supports":
specially and individually designed, provided, and supervised one on one
support enabling people considered disabled
to participate and succeed in general education, recreation, work, and home
environments, including behavior improvement;
- "Custom Instruction": specially and individually designed,
provided, and supervised one on one support enabling people considered
participate and succeed in a community based daily program of instruction
and behavior improvement, leading to full inclusion;
- “Individualized Extended Day Supports”: specially and individually
designed, provided, and supervised one on one support enabling people considered
disabled to participate and succeed in personal recreation and leisure
activities outside of regular school or work hours.
- Assessment, consultation, training, supervision, program development,
and materials for individuals, family members, instructional personnel, and
other care or service providers, to promote behavior improvement, communication
growth, and skill development.
Certified by the California Department of Education as a Non-Public Agency
(NPA) for Counseling Services (i. d. number: 1A-38-004).
Vendorized by the California Department of Developmental Services as a Provider
of Behavior Management Services (i. d. number: P19147).
Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage Family Child Counselor
(MFCC) (license number: MFC 14792).
Certified by the California Association for Behavior Analysis as a Certified
Behavior Analyst (CBA 006).
Member of San Francisco Mayors Disability Council.