Behavior Support

One of the biggest obstacles our students and families often face are challenging behaviors that prevent access to meaningful educational opportunities and interactions within the community. The families we serve have entrusted Beacon to improve quality of life for their children, and we do so by building a strong foundation from which students gain valuable life skills and appropriate replacement behaviors.


Our commitment to enriching the lives of the students and families we serve drives every decision and recommendation our behavior team makes as they work in conjunction with parents and caregivers, teachers, behavior interventionists, therapists, and administrators to identify causes of challenging behaviors so antecedents and triggers may be addressed and coping skills and strategies taught and implemented.


Beacon’s collaborative approach towards education and behavior intervention cultivates an important partnership between parents, caregivers, and staff; every member of each individual student’s team is a vital part of the overall process, providing invaluable insight into the unique strengths and challenges of the student so appropriate supports and accommodations can be put in place and consistent, meaningful progress made.


Everything we do at Beacon is motivated by our dedication to empowering our students and preparing them for a more independent future. By using a progressive, naturalistic approach towards ABA in conjunction with individualized, evidence-based positive behavior intervention supports, we provide a compassionate school environment that is safe, effective, and promotes tangible results that translate into more opportunities for students and their families to safely access and successfully navigate the world around them.


Behavior Support at Beacon:


  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) collaborate daily with staff to ensure best practices.

  • 1:1 Behavior Interventionists support students throughout the school day while fostering independence using an individualized approach to skill acquisition.

  • Collaboration and transparency between staff and parents, including daily communication via written behavior logs, emails, or phone calls. In-person team meetings scheduled as necessary.

  • Naturalistic, progressive approach to ABA, individualized to meet the unique needs of every student.

  • Evidence-based positive behavior intervention supports (PBIS) designed to decrease maladaptive behaviors, reinforce appropriate behaviors, and create a nurturing, compassionate, accommodating learning environment where students are treated with respect and dignity.