Family Strengthening

bat logo2Behavior Analysis, Inc. also has a sister company, Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Inc. (BAT). BAT is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation that provides behavioral services funded by competitive governmental grants. BAT presently operates two programs: Behavioral Education and Therapy and Parenting for Success. Both programs are funded entirely by the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, which is the local community-based care agency for Circuit 20, covering Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Both programs operate in all five counties.

Behavioral Education and Therapy Program

Behavioral Education and Therapy (BET) is a diversion program designed to prevent children and families from entering further into the child welfare system. Referrals come directly to the program from state Child Protective Investigators and focus on families who are at risk due to the behavior of one or more adolescent children in the home. Participation in the program by these families is voluntary. This program is unique not only in its approach but also in its focus on providing needed services to a typically underserved population – Individuals and families who are at risk but who are not yet "in the system." In the past, these individuals and families would not receive any services until it was too late – someone was harmed and a child had to be removed from his or her home. Fortunately, due to the foresighted vision of the Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, we are able to keep families together, making a difference not only in the lives of those family members but also the larger community. The program has been highly successful in reducing behavior problems, improving family relationships, keeping families together and in saving the state of Florida a great deal of money that would otherwise be spent placing many of these children into Foster Care.

How it Works

REFERRAL. A state Child Protective Investigator makes a referral to the program based on a suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child due to his or her behavior. We presently accept referrals for children between 10 and 18 years old.

FAMILY CONTACT. A program staff member contacts the family by phone and, describes the program and offers our services. If the family accepts services, an appointment is made for the first home-visit. If the family declines our services, the case is closed and no further action is taken on our part.

HOME VISITS. Program staff (behavior analyst) visits the family home and conducts an thorough eco-behavioral assessment of the behavior problems and the family's response to the behavior problem. We then develop behaviorally-based interventions designed to improve the child's behavior and family relationships. The parents and significant others are trained on how to carry out the interventions. Follow up visits are provided to ensure that the interventions are successful and that the family is equipped with the skills needed to deal with any future problem behaviors that may arise.

FOLLOW UP. If the family re-experiences problems after our home visits have stopped, they may contact us for additonal assistance. Program staff may provide telephone assistance or on-site assistance.

 Note: This is not a crisis management program and is only available to families referred to us by Florida Child Protective Investigators. We cannot provide services to other persons.

 Click here to go to our Parenting for Success program page.

More Info


Our program staff are among the most dedicated and caring people you will find anywhere. Furthermore, they are very highly trained and experienced in dealing with a wide variety of problem behaviors and family issues. For a brief bio, just click on a name.

Anjali Van Drie, Program Director
Nicole Cobb, Behavior Analyst
Amber Kuzma, Behavior Analyst
Whitney May, Behavior Analyst



4150 Ford Street Extension, Suite 1D
Ft. Myers, FL 33916 USA
(239) 461-8385










     We take pride in being south Florida’s oldest and most respected Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider as well as being world-renowned. Families come to us from around the world because of our international reputation for excellence in producing fast and long-lasting results.

     We receive referrals from south Florida’s top hospitals, physicians, psychologists, speech pathologists, and even other behavioral service providers. We are also sought by south Florida’s other behavior analysts for our training and education.



     We specialize in working with difficult-to-teach children and adolescents. Whether your child is doing something he or she should not be doing or is not doing something he or she should be doing (or both!), we are the ones to call. We are able to reduce or even eliminate problem behaviors as well as teach and increase the frequency of desired behaviors. 

     We’ve successfully treated thousands of individuals with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), AD/HD, various behavioral problems, and skill deficits or delays of all types. When other professionals need assistance with a difficult-to-treat individual, we are the ones they call. 




     Our hourly rates and rapid results make our services very cost-effective. When combined with the effectiveness of our strategies and the speed at which your child improves, the price of our treatment typically results in less out-of-pocket costs to you. 

     There is no contract or long-term commitment required. When you are satisfied with the change in your child, we are done. Plus, we now accept most forms of insurance for children on the autism spectrum, making our services even more affordable.



     Nobody does it better! We've successfully helped thousands of individuals with behavior problems, language and communication skills and taught other important skills and behaviors. No problem is too big. No problem is too small.

     Independent tests have shown that children in our autism program are making three months of progress on standardized tests for each month of therapy. Behavior problems typically take weeks, not months or years, to "fix."