About Us

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Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., has been awarded 1-year accreditation as a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, earning national recognition for commitment to quality improvement. Click here to learn more.

The BLS Difference

  • We are locally owned and operated with over 20 years of experience in Behavior Analysis.

  • We were the first ABA therapy clinic to open in Gainesville, FL.

  • We provide services to individuals with disabilities of all ages from infants to adults.

  • We have developed positive and trusted relationships with public and private schools in the area.

  • We provide services where they are most needed: in our clinic, at your home, in schools, in the community, whichever makes the most sense for each case.

  • Our behavior analysts have a combined experience of over 75 years.

  • We are in network with most insurance and funding sources.

  • We offer individualized, person-centered, and family-friendly services.


Learn More About our Founder and Company

Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., was founded by Janice Gaboury Pulcini in September 2006.


An ESE teacher with over 17 years' experience, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Janice returned to university and completed her board-certification as a Behavior Analyst in 2004. She was promoted to the position of Behavior Specialist for Autism Programs in the Putnam County School District, a position she held for two years, while beginning her private practice.


In September 2008, following the passing of the Stephen Gellar “Window of Opportunity” Act in Florida, which mandated that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder receive medically-necessary behavioral therapy paid for by their health insurance, Janice opened the first ABA Children’s Therapy Clinic in Gainesville, FL. With her passion for helping children reach their highest potential and her desire to help others learn more effective teaching strategies, Janice began developing a team of dedicated therapists, eager to help make an impact in the lives of the children and families in need in our community.


In December 2017, the second Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., Children’s ABA Therapy Clinic was opened in Lake City, FL, under the very capable direction of Teresa Yancey, BCBA.


In September 2018, the Behavioral Learning Academy was opened in Lake City, FL, with Teresa Yancey, BCBA and certified Florida Teacher, serving as the School Director.


Today, Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., has grown to nearly 50 team members, including Board-Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians.


About Us

Behavioral Learning Systems, Inc., provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy services to the Gainesville, FL, Lake City, FL, and surrounding areas.

Year Established

2006

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish (Servicios de traducción está disponibles)

  • French (Services de traduction sont disponibles)

  • We utilize translation services for any language needed.

Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Developmental Delays / Disabilities

  • Working with all age groups

  • Individualized care

  • Family-friendly service

Services

  • ABA Therapy

  • Social and Adaptive Skills Training

  • Functional Communication Training

  • Educational Training for Parents

  • Educational Training for Direct Care Staff

  • Educational Training for Schools and Child Care Staff

  • Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

  • ABA Therapy With Emphasis on Verbal Behavior

Payment Types

  • BlueCross BlueShield Plans (including but not limited to Florida Blue and other plans managed by New Directions)

  • United HealthCare / Optum

  • AvMed / Optum

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • TRICARE/Humana

  • Sunshine

  • Florida Medicaid

  • Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner Scholarship, AKA Step Up for Students)

  • The Medicaid-Waiver Developmental Disabilities programs (for adults 21 years of age or older)

  • Private pay


NOTE: When the therapy is not covered by the health insurance carrier, we try to work with each family to develop a reasonable solution that will help meet the child’s and the family’s needs.