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Happy Birthday BDS!

Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC was founded 7 years ago today!

To all of the families that have worked with us over the 7 years: Thank you for allowing us to continue serving your family. It has been a joy to watch the growth and progress that your children have made.

To our Technicians, Consultants and Administrative Team (past and present): Thank you for pouring yourselves into BDS. Your dedication to our growth and success is amazing. You all share passion for helping others that shines from within in you. I am impressed daily by your drive to learn more and do more. You are truly dedicated to making a difference and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of co-workers.

Happy birthday (anniversary) to us!

Barbara Erby-Young


Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC

Family Training

“To change the way your child operates, you have to change yourself!” ~Barbara Erby

Our Family Training program goes more in depth to help with your mindset, building community, and planning for your child’s future. We are going to help you erase thoughts like “My child can’t do that because…” and replace them with, “Here is how we can help my child succeed…”

We will show you ways to help maximize your child’s successes and teach you how to encourage your student to interact with others. Get ready to explore planning and goals setting for you and your child, discuss key challenges that your child faces and how we (you, your family, BDS and your child’s community) can help them with those challenges. We will talk about what motivates your child, current and future employment options, life transitions, and a host of other topics.

Interested in learning more? Send an email to or call 1-855-255-5270.

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Meeting Day!

Today was meeting day! I had a chance to sit down in my office (and go out to lunch) today with Tammy Ferraco of T-Ten Services. Tammy is an old co-worker, longtime friend, and BCBA who provides services to children who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. We wanted to get together to work on the final touches for our part in the 2013 Children’s Festival taking place on April 13th.

It is important to meet with people so that you can review information. Tammy and I both believe that meeting with your team members is the best way to make sure that you are all in accordance with each other and are staying true to the focus and goals of your program.

Wait… back up. Did you just say, what Children’s Festival? Well, Judah Temple AME Zion Church is having a Children’s Festival in Support of Autism Awareness Month. BDS and T-Ten wanted to lend our support by being on hand to provide attendees with information about Autism. We at BDS and T-Ten appreciate Judah Temple’s dedication to Autism acceptance and awareness and are eager to help support them.

If you are interested in learning more about the festival, you can view the flyer by visiting The event is open to children of all ability levels. If you would like to attend, register at so that they are able to get a general count of how many people plan on attending.

Barbara Erby
President/Education & Behavioral Consultant
Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC

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You Asked… We Listened – The Waiver

Based on the questions and comments that we have received, we have added a few more pages to the BDS website. The first group of pages are about Maryland’s Home and Community Based Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (also know as the Autism Waiver or the Waiver). This is only the beginning, but we wanted to let you know that the information was now available for your review at

If you have further questions, feel free to send them in to, or give us a call at 1-855-255-5270 (this is a toll-free number). You can also post your question in the comment section of our blog.


Barbara Erby

President; Education & Behavioral Consultant

Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC

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BDS is closed – 03/06/2013

Good morning Parents,

Just a friendly reminder that BDS follows the PG County school system. Because the school system is closed, BDS is closed today. Technicians are not required to report in today and most have called out already due to unsafe weather conditions.
If you have an appointment scheduled for today and would like for us to re-schedule, please let us know. If you have questions, feel free to contact the main office at 1-855-255-5270 or email me at
Please stay safe and warm,

Barbara Erby
President / Education & Behavioral Consultant
Breakthrough Developmental Services, LLC