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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 is a sought-after board-certified and licensed Behavior Analyst and Organizational Behavior Management Specialist. With a career that spans nearly two decades, Portia doesn’t just break down barriers; she builds bridges for Black business owners and advocates for inclusive and psychologically safe workplaces. In 2023, she published "Radical OBM: Organizational Behavior Management for Regular Folks" with a clear and bold mission to “build workplaces that people don’t have to recover from.” As founder and CEO of Behavior Genius® and co-founder of Genius Operations™, she helps launch and scale businesses that thrive. With her expertise, Portia has touched the lives of thousands of families impacted by autism and staff impacted by systemic racism and workplace trauma. Outside of work, Portia is a wife, a mother of three, and a collector of experiences in the form of concert tickets, sky miles, and recipe books.

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The Compassion Project

A nonprofit organization committed to providing resources and education for people of color in underrepresented communities or who have otherwise been marginalized.
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