Friday, May 8, 2009


Have been working on proposal for funders. We have three proposals that must go out by Monday. They are done, but still need to be reviewed by the Clinical Director. Also applying for a small Grant from the City of Doral. This will be a great way to introduce our learning center. We would like to promote our Parent Training for parents of children with special needs as well as provide CPR training to those families. We will be attending the information meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. I have all needed documentation for the application. We will be working all weekend to make sure we have the needed information for the grant.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Moving Ahead

Working on Fundraising Ideas aside from grant proposals. Hopefully we can get funding soon so we can have a facility by the fall. We are continuing to pursue insurance coverage panels as well, a little hard as some of them still have not established how they will cover the services which now include Applied Behavior Analysis. There should be some clarity soon, I am sure the parents are just as eager to find out the coverage as we the providers. If anyone has any information feel free to comment here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida not approving Certified Behavior Analysts

We have submitted a provider application to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida and received a prompt letter stating that they would not approve the application for Certified Behavior Analysts. We called a representative and received the following response "Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida is refusing to give provider id's to Behavior Analysts because the "services" are already payable through Neurologists, Psychologists, and Speech Pathologists." We asked point blank, "Neurologists, Psychologists and Speech Pathologists are providing Applied Behavior Analysis services to those under your coverage areas?" Their answer was "Yes."
Consumers of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida do not have the option of seeking or receiving Applied Behavior Analysis services from a Certified Behavior Analyst. This is unbelievable. Those familiar with Applied Behavior Analysis can certainly attest that Certified Behavior Analysts not only address behavioral issues but also provide interventions that may benefit its consumers apart from the services offered by psychologists, neurologists or even speech pathologists. As we can appreciate the services provided by psychologists, neurologists and speech pathologists, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy requires specialized training. Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts are specialists in this field and are fully qualified to work alongside Neurologists, Psychologists and Speech Pathologists to provide Applied Behavior Analysis Services comprehensively.
Working together for Better Days!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Seeking Funding

We are in the process of sending out grant proposals to interested funders. Our proposals are nearly completed but now we are able to submit them as we did receive our 501(c)3 status last week. It is important that we continue to work hard on getting funding in order to provide services to those who are affected with a developmental disability in our community. Early intervention is key! We are hopeful that the funding through grants is received soon so that we can establish the facility and begin processing applications for our services.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our Mission

A Better Day Learning Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing evidence-based, early learning educational services to infants and young children, with a special emphasis in serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning and Speech/Language Delays, and other developmental disabilities. An integral component of this service emphasizes working collaboratively with the parents, siblings, staff, and other caregivers to assure success for each child in attaining their highest level of independence.