Behavioral Technicians

The technician is the direct care worker (sometimes referred to Therapists, Instructors, or 1:1 Aides) teach new skills and provide support our students/clients in their home and community. BDS works with, and trains, technicians in the principles of applied behavior analysis/verbal behavior. Technicians are responsible for providing and documenting evidence of work completed under the client’s specific Treatment Plan and Behavior Plan as written by the Educational & Behavioral Consultant. Behavioral Technicians also attend monthly Team Meetings and quarterly trainings.

We currently have three different levels of technicians which are based on education and experience levels:

  • Behavioral Technician
  • Advanced Behavioral Technician
  • Behavioral Support Staff

If you are searching for a Technician or interested in becoming one, feel free to contact our Human Resources Department.

Telephone: 240-355-0834



Sharpening Your Success

by Danielle M. Miller

One of the hardest questions I ask people who come to me for coaching is for them to give me their definition of success.  Most give me what society has deemed as successful: money, recognition, material possessions, freedom, etc., because that is what we have been conditioned to believe quantifies success.

People often don’t understand the difference between society’s given perception of success and their own personal definition.  In order to move into understanding  of one’s self, it is essential that you are able to define what success is to you.  You must decide what your life would look like if order for you to achieve success.

This type of thinking often is difficult for people to sort of wrap their minds around because what constitutes success has been ingrained in our minds for so long.

The idea here is that unless you can clearly envision your ultimate life you will not be able to make it happen.  It’s like when you were in school and the overhead projector was out of focus; the teacher would have to turn the glass one way or another to try to get the information in focus and then AHHH…clear as could be.

Remember your success is truly your own.  When you align your goals and your values, your success will be crystal clear!

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A Special Message

Hello everyone!

We wanted to pause for a moment to say thank you for your continued support. We have come a long way since 2007 and we know that we wouldn’t have gotten this far if it wasn’t for each of you. We all value the love and attention that you have given to BDS in the last few years and hope that you will continue to help us make a difference. We just wanted to say, “Thank you!”

Our blog is finally whole!

When BDS initially started blogging in March 2009, we loved the fact that we could link it to our MSN Live email accounts by using MSN Spaces. As we grew, we decided to move our blog to WordPress. Well, today we were able to import our old MSN Space blog to WordPress essentially integrating the two. We finally have our entire archive in one location for you to look through!

As you can tell, we are a little excited about the “whole” thing… LOL!