As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we serve as a resource for individuals with disabilities and their families that is intended to provide comprehensive services that are designed to meet the ongoing needs of individuals over the course of one’s life time. The aim of this organization is to provide research validated strategies and methods to increase the quality of life of individuals and families through a variety of services. The services of this organization are designed to work collaboratively to provide a seamless model of support from birth through elder care.
Pittsburgh Behavioral Services is focused on a commitment to continued growth and development through partnering with researchers and university personnel to develop innovative ways of addressing individual problems.
The core philosophy consists of a behavioral approach to addressing individual needs. All clients needs’ will be assessed and addressed using the tools and technologies of applied behavior analysis. This methodology has consistently been proven in the literature as effective in treating a variety of populations and solving some of the world’s most complex issues (substance addiction, weight management, anxiety, language development, problem behavior, and much more).
Personal Growth of Clients
Commitment to ongoing Research
Highly Trained Staff
The first thread is a commitment to personal growth of all clients through systematic teaching procedures and data collection focused at the appropriate instructional level identified through behavioral assessments and analytic analysis.
The second thread seen through all elements of the agency is the commitment to ongoing research and development. As participants in this service support system, individuals and families would be offered the opportunity to participate in research opportunities designed to improve the quality of instruction and skill development of individuals in this agency and throughout the world.
The final thread is a commitment to training. Highly trained staff with a commitment to professional growth and development will serve at the core of this program. The model will also serve as a training ground for future educators, behavior analysts, and clinical professionals. Internship opportunities would be available as open spots allow.