We’re open. Behavioral Framework remains committed to our clients, employees, and their families. We will continue to communicate with parents, caregivers, and employees honestly and openly as this situation evolves and allow you to make the decisions most appropriate for your family.
Why we’re open: As a behavioral health provider, our therapists provide medically necessary treatment for children and youth. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions consistent with CDC and local health agency guidelines.
Regulations issued by the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) define ABA/Autism services provided to individuals with autism as medically necessary; and, as such is an essential service.
We’ve worked with many of you for years and value the trust you have in us. We understand that you and your family depend on us to deliver the essential, meaningful, and impactful therapy your children need. We don’t take this responsibility lightly and intend to continue providing these needed services.
We are here for you! Please reach out to us with any questions.
Behavioral Framework follows a number of safety precautions to protect both our clients and our employees. We encourage you to read the letters posted below for details regarding the precautions listed below.
- All administrative staff except our Chief Clinical Officer and CEO are working from home.
- Providers (Clinical Supervisors, BCBAs) that can effectively deliver services remotely via telehealth are doing so.
- Nearly all direct therapists are working one-to-one with a single client to limit exposure—a very limited number of therapists are working with two clients (at different times).
- We utilize a Daily Safety Checklist(below) to be followed by all clients, employees, and their families.
- We require frequent hand washing and added hygiene-based programming to all treatment plans.
- We provide all direct therapists a proactive reimbursement to purchase cleaning and hygiene supplies.
Daily Safety Checklist: In conjunction with an industry workgroup, we developed a checklist of 5 criteria that employees, clients, and their families must use before session. If anyone answers YES to any of the questions below, session must be canceled.
- Travel: In the past two weeks, have you or anyone in your home traveled to an area currently known to have community spread of COVID-19? (China, Europe, California, Washington State, New York)? Note: this list may change over time.
- Exposure: In the past two weeks, have you or anyone in your home come into contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis?
- Fever: Take your temperature and the temperature of those in your home. Are any of them over 100°?
- Respiratory: Have you or anyone in your home had any symptoms of lower respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
- Other: Do you have any other reason to believe that you or anyone in your home might be at an increased risk for COVID-19?
Our CEO started formally communicating about COVID-19 to all employees and families through a series of letters on March 11, 2020. We will continue updating this page as we navigate this unprecedented event.
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 03-11 (en español)
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 03-12
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 03-17 for Employees
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 03-17 for Families (en español)
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 03-20 for Employees
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 04-06 for Employees
- Behavioral Framework Coronavirus Letter 12-01 for Employees