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PRESS RELEASE
April 16, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact:
Julie Capobianco, 813-892-5756
BEHAVIORAL CONSULTING OF TAMPA BAY
HONORED AT AUTISM FUNDRAISER

Organization Presented With Autism Impact Award
TAMPA, FL - April 16, 2010 - The International Center for Autism Research and Education (ICare4Autism) presented it's Autism Impact Award to Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay during it's ICare4Autism 2010 Cocktail Gala, Thursday night, April 15th. The Autism Impact Award is given to two organizations, as well as an individual, who has played an instrumental role in the Tampa Bay autism community. 
 
"The entire BehaKelley Prince  Receives Autism Impart  Awardvioral Consulting family is so honored to receive this recognition," said Kelley Prince, founder and president of Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay. "When you love what you do, and you get to see how the little changes turn into big differences, it just makes the job that much more rewarding."

Prince, who was also a finalist in the individual category, accepted the award on behalf of her team.

Also nominated for the organizational award were: Beyond the Spectrum, The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida, Ma Center for Non-Surgical Solutions, Florida Autism Center of Excellenceand The Pinnacle Academy. South Tampa's Sydney's School For Autismreceived the second organization award.

The Florida Aquarium, one of the Top 10 aquariums in the country, hosted the gala where guests were invited to stroll throughout select exhibits while perusing luxury items, celebrity memorabilia and exclusive ticket packages in the silent auctions.

International Center for Autism Research and Education president, Joshua Weinstein was excited for the opportunity to hold such an event in the Bay area, "By attending this event, the residents of the Tampa Bay have the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of 1 in 91 children."

The evening's MC was the reigning Miss USA, Kristen Dalton and all proceeds raised from ticket sales and the evening's auction items benefit autism awareness and education.


About Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay
Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs with an emphasis on verbal behavior.  Our skill acquisition programs, customized for each child's learning needs, focus on evoking language and communication, self-help skills, compliance behavior and appropriate peer and social skills.   We provide discreet trial teaching in addition to natural environment teaching, while using error-less learning techniques.  To maintain a consistent level of quality, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts oversee programs and evaluate and document progress every 4 weeks.
 
Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay compared the rate of development in 18 clients who were between the ages of 2 and 7 years old during the onset of services.  All received our intensive instruction averaging 10 hours a week for 5 months.  We found, on average, the group more than doubled their original skill set.  Based on these findings, we're confident that all children, regardless of skill deficits, diagnosis, or behavior, can learn skills and develop behaviors never before thought possible if a quality behavior analysis program is implemented.  
 
Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay has 2 locations to serve you: 6916 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Suite 102 in Tampa and 3717 Turman Loop, Suite 102, in Wesley Chapel.  For more information, please visit their website, www.bcotb.com, call 813-265-0210 or send an email to info@bcotb.com.