Our Commitment to Quality
When Meaningful Milestones was born, we had a clear vision of our mission and our values. Visions and ideas are powerful but finding the path to achieving them, living them, and instilling them throughout the organization is a challenge from both an execution and technical standpoint, especially for a new agency. We are blessed to have others that have walked the path before us and are willing to share a way forward.
To walk an ethical, sustainable path, we needed accountability, clear boundaries, and policies and systems that put others first.
Enter the Behavior Health Center of Excellence. We were hunting each other on the same day! The initial meeting was amazing, and our values aligned perfectly.
The BHCOE has reviewed our plan, partners, and systems and find they meet the quality standards of excellence in the following areas and more.
- Intake and Hiring
- Operations and Compliance
- Staff qualifications, training, and oversight
- Ethics and Consumer Protections
- HIPAA Compliance
- Caregiver Satisfaction
- Employee Satisfaction
Meaningful Milestones has committed to opening our organization to the BHCOE and sharing the policies and processes we develop with them in order to better hold us accountable to our clients and staff.
Your feedback as partners, testers, and founder as family “firsts” has been and will continue to be so very vital to this honor.
Like the BACB Code of Ethics informs our clinical decision-making, the BHCOE Code of Ethical Conduct will be woven into every policy, procedure, and decision we, as an organization, make. Our preliminary accreditation informs our management commitments and our day-to-day operations.
To learn more about the BHCOE visit bhcoe.org. Stay tuned to our website and follow us on social media to watch our commitment in action
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy
Meaningful Milestones LLC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our clients and employees are the core of what we do. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make us unique.
Meaningful Milestones’ diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation.
- Teamwork and collaboration, permitting the representation of all groups and perspectives.
- Work/life balance through flexible scheduling to accommodate varying needs.
- Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.
All employees of Meaningful Milestones LLC have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other company-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.
Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to disciplinary action.
If you believe they have been subjected to any kind of discrimination that conflicts with the company’s diversity policy and initiatives should seek assistance from a supervisor, an HR representative or contact [email protected].
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A Multidisciplinary Approach
Applied Behavior Analysis is considered an effective intervention in reducing ASD symptoms that interfere with quality of life.
Other therapies and ABA are an excellent combination for helping our clients achieve their meaningful milestones.
Whether you choose to work with our therapists or continue other therapy services with your favorite providers, we make every effort to promote continuity of care for our clients through open communication with your other service providers to share information on treatment plans and goals.
Learning in the natural environment is vital to program success. Our treatment plans focus on natural opportunities to practice learned skills.
At home, in the community, or at our center, we love to practice what we are working on with others to help with natural language and interaction.
Behavior Analysis is the science of learning and behavior, focusing on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the use of these scientific principles to identify the function of a behavior, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how to modify behavior to bring about positive and meaningful change. ABA therapy involves taking complex tasks and breaking them into small teachable and achievable targets. The science that drives this form of therapy is what improves our chances of success.
As Meaningful Milestones was developed, it became very apparent that there is a lack of resources in our community that prevents everyone from getting the services and help they need. So, we sat down as a team and tried to find ways that we would be able to help take care of the community, knowing that we would not be able to serve everyone through our comprehensive and focused programs. This is how our Family/Caregiver Training and Social Skills Groups came into existence.
Our next step was to develop these programs and ensure that they were evidence-based. We spent a lot of time researching and deciding on the best ways to deliver these programs to the community.