We love helping children with disabilities! It is our passion, our focus and our first endeavor.
We pride ourselves on caring first and calculating second.
Positive Behavior Services is a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with different disabilities, such as Autism and ADHD. Established in 2012 by a team of experienced Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, (BCBA) we offer comprehensive behavior analysis services to help children achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Our team of certified behavior analysts has extensive experience working with children and their families to develop individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practices such as ABA therapy. We are committed to providing high-quality, in-home therapy services across in home, school and community locations in Florida and Georgia.
Positive Behavior Services started in 2012 when our founders recognized the need to improve the level of training and support offered at ABA agencies. They saw that many companies were not investing enough time and resources into training and developing their staff, and staff in turn was leaving them to educate themselves. When staff is nurtured and cared for, our patients are. Therefore, we strive to take care of our staff with excellent industry training opportunities, and company activities that connect them to support and more.
We’ve Been There
As behavior analysts themselves, our founders experienced these issues firsthand and knew that something had to change. We believe that exceptional care starts with exceptional employees, so we made it our mission to prioritize our team’s ongoing training and support.
At Positive Behavior Services, we provide various professional development opportunities, including in-house training and attending workshops presented by the leading experts in ABA therapy. We also prioritize our clinical coordinators attending multiple seminars each year to learn new skills to transfer that knowledge to our staff. Our clinical coordinators are easily accessible to our staff and parents for support when needed.
We foster a supportive work environment that values collaboration, which allows our employees to thrive, leading to greater job satisfaction and a lower turnover rate. Our commitment to our employees is reflected in the high quality of care we provide our clients.
We recognize that each family has unique needs and work closely with them to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and goals. By providing a supportive and highly trained team, we can positively impact the lives of the families we serve.
At the end of the day, our goal is to support our clients and their families in achieving their goals and to help them live more peaceful lives. Raising a child with a disability is not always easy, but it can have joy and successes.
Our core values of providing training and support for our employees translate into better outcomes for our clients and their families. We are committed to upholding these values and providing exceptional care to those in need.
Is an ABA Therapy Career for You?
We believe that our employees are the backbone of our organization, and we prioritize their ongoing training and support to ensure they can deliver high-quality, evidence-based interventions to each client. We are always looking for ways to improve and grow and are excited to continue this mission.
Is an ABA Therapy Career for You?
We are seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team. Positions available at our Florida and Georgia locations.
Our Core Values
Our commitment to our employees translates into better client and family outcomes. We provide:
- Demonstrate love, care and compassion to our vendors, our staff and our patients and their families.
- Provide individualized treatment plans tailored to each family’s unique needs.
- Design and deliver In-home therapy for the treatment of autism.
- Use state of the art, evidence-based practices.
We believe that providing ongoing training and support for our employees is crucial to our mission of delivering exceptional care to those in need. We are continuously committed to upholding these values and providing our clients with the highest quality of care.
Ethical & Caring Providers
As one of the longest-running ABA therapy providers in the Florida and Georgia areas, our company has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, ethical, and caring services to clients with autism and other developmental disabilities. We believe that our commitment to evidence-based practices and our team of certified behavior analysts have contributed to our success in improving the lives of our clients.
Our dedication to ethical practices has earned us recognition as a leading provider of autism therapy services. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment for our employees, who are our greatest asset. Our team of caring and compassionate behavior analysts is dedicated to promoting our employees’ personal and professional growth while providing the best possible care for our clients.
Meet the Experts Behind Our Success: Our Team
Alex Hernandez is the President and Founder of Positive Behavior Services, Inc., a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in South Florida. Raised in Miami, Florida, Alex developed a passion for helping others at an early age. He discovered his love for ABA while attending Florida International University in 2001, where he became fascinated by the science of behavior and its application in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Despite initially pursuing a career in teaching and coaching football, Alex changed his path after falling in love with ABA. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2003, and his Master's degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. With over 17 years of experience in the field, Alex has become a recognized expert in ABA.
In 2012, Alex and his team founded Positive Behavior Services, Inc. with the goal of improving upon what other companies were offering at the time, with limited training and support for their employees. Alex and his team are committed to being an open, honest, transparent, and ethical company that supports and fosters professional growth for its employees. Under his leadership, Positive Behavior Services, Inc. has become one of the most respected ABA providers in the region, with a reputation for excellence in service delivery and employee support.
When not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his family. He is married to Genevieve and has two wonderful children, Ari and Niko. The family fell in love with Southwest Florida due to its wonderful atmosphere, people, and overall family environment. Alex and his family are proud to be part of the Southwest Florida community and they look forward to serving them in the years to come.
“We are dedicated to making steady improvements and we achieve this by providing our staff the on-going training and support they need .”
Maria Silva is the Vice-President and co-founder of Positive Behavior Services Inc. Maria holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis that she obtained from Nova Southeastern University, in Davie, FL.
Maria has sixteen years of experience serving individuals with special needs and their families in the Broward and Miami-Dade areas. Maria has experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum as well as emotionally handicapped children and teenagers from the Foster Care System. She also, has provided scientifically based, ethical, person-centered ABA services and trained caregivers in different settings such as adult day training centers, group homes, foster homes, schools, individual homes and on-site.
The last year Maria has worked individually with cases from the Foster Care System, focusing in the area of behavior reduction and skill acquisition, among others.
Maria has supervised and trained dozens of RBTs and Behavior Analysts in the field. Maria shares the same vision with Alex Hernandez, of providing training and support to our staff, so they can in return deliver high quality, scientifically based, person centered ABA services to the families we serve. Also, as a mom of 3 children, I know the struggles that parents have to go through in the school system and in life to raise these children, so my mission is to provide the individualized guidance that the families we serve need from the moment that they contact us with an inquire and through the journey of helping their child reach their fullest potential.
Taking care of my beloved grandma when she most needed me, allowed me to realize how much I love helping others”
Our Clinical Team
Karen A. Reyes, M.S., BCBA Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with individuals diagnosed with Autism for the past 16 years. What started as an after school job, became a lifelong passion.
Karen attained her undergrad degree in New York and holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism studies. She has worked across the age groups to provide ethical and compassionate behavior therapy services to her clients. She continually seeks to educate parents and community partners on their rights and offers guidance whenever she can.
Future goals include traveling the world to teach others to work with this wonderful population and to finally learn to swim.
Kelly B. Kearney
Dr. Kelly Kearney is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been in the field since 2011, working in schools, homes, and communities throughout South Florida. She has worked extensively with children and adults with autism and/or intellectual disability. She specializes in teaching young adults and transition-aged youth self-determination and daily-living skills needed for independence in adulthood.
Priscilla Byrd-Brown is our Broward County Service Coordinator, Honorably discharged U.S Army veteran. She attended Florida International University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2006 with a Masters degree in social work.
She begin a 13 year exercise to cultivate the skills needed to implement best practices and provide effective treatment. During this time individual, family and group services were provided in the most intensive and critical level of care. Priscilla has also acquired a significant amount of experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.
Throughout my career, my focus has always been on practicing with Integrity, Compassion and Efficacy.”
Vanny, our Clinical Coordinator at Lee County and Collier County is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has been dedicated to providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with special needs since 2011. Her interest in ABA began during her undergraduate studies in psychology at FIU, where she became hooked on her first behavior analysis course. Her passion for the field led her to become a behavior technician, then a BCaBA, and finally a BCBA. In 2011, she obtained her Master's degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University.
While she enjoys all facets of the field, she specializes in early intervention and verbal behavior. Vanny feels fortunate to have a career that allows her to help individuals and families reach their highest potential. Her dedication to the field of ABA is a testament to her passion for making a difference in the lives of those she serves.