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At Behavior Genius®, we believe that it is every person’s birthright to thrive within their community, to connect with others who are like them, and to collect meaningful experiences that will shape who they will become for the better.

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Our organization is accredited by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. This recognition highlights our dedication to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. 

BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes top-performing behavioral health providers for clinical quality, consumer satisfaction, and staff qualifications. 

Read more about our accreditation here


Narrowing the gap in access to quality behavioral healthcare.


There is a standard of quality in our industry that minimizes the impact of cultural awareness, humility, and competence on Behavioral outcomes for children with special needs. Behavior Genius® intends to raise the bar on that standard. We are committed to a collective demonstration of diversity, equity, and inclusion that centers thrivable workspaces, inclusive service delivery models, and meaningful connections to the people in the communities that we serve.


  • Intention: Aligning our actions with our mission.

  • Information: Educating ourselves, our teams, and the communities that we serve.

  • Innovation: Giving ourselves permission to create things that may not exist in our company, in our communities, or in our world.

  • Initiative: Taking Action toward the things that ignite us and against the things that set us on fire.


Portia James has been shaking conference room tables for nearly two decades.


A visionary, a powerhouse of a leader, and a pioneer for people of color in her field, Portia shares bold perspectives on the lack of representation for black leadership in the workplace and how it impacts decision-making and strategic execution at the executive level. She is one of few Behavior Analysts to have been featured in both Forbes and Harvard Business Review.


Portia is a sought-after Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Organizational Behavior Management specialist who helps black Behavior Analysts launch and scale companies that thrive. As the founder and CEO of Behavior Genius, she has served hundreds of staff and families impacted by Autism.


When she’s not shaking tables and shattering glass ceilings, Portia is a travel junkie, a strong game-night competitor, and red wine enthusiast.

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