Beaming Score

Reviews (67% weighting)

Accreditations (25% weighting)

Up-to-Date Profile (8% weighting)

  • We multiply the average rating of a provider (aggregated from Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Beaming Reviews) by 8 points. For example, if a provider has an average rating of 4.5, their Reviews score is 4.5*8=36 points.
  • If a provider has zero reviews, we give them the equivalent of a 3-star average (24 points).
  • If a provider with an average rating between 1 to 1.99 has three or fewer reviews, we add 3 points to their score recognizing that the limited sample size may be unduly penalizing the provider’s score. If a provider with an average rating between 4.5 to 5 stars has three or fewer reviews, we subtract 3 points to their score recognizing that the limited sample size may be unduly inflating the provider’s score. For example, if the provider listed above with a rating of 4.5 only has 2 reviews, we subtract 3 points from their score (4.5*8–3=33 points).
  • Each accreditation a provider can earn is given a point value based on the exclusivity and rigor to earn. .
  • Autism Care Network: 10 points. There are only 20 in the nation and these are widely recognized as centers of excellence for autism care.
  • TACA Recommended: 10 points. These providers were specifically called out by a number of members of a nonprofit called The Autism Community in Action (TACA) as top autism providers in the country. There are only ~50 in our directory.
  • MAPS Member: 10 points. These providers are accredited by the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) as specially trained to serve children with special needs. There are only ~50 in our directory.
  • BHCOE 3-Year Accreditation: 10 points. In order to receive a 3-year accreditation from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), an ABA clinic must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and pass with a top score. There are only 63 in the nation.
  • BHCOE 2-Year Accreditation: 5 points. Receiving a 2-year accreditation from BHCOE is no walk in the park k — clinics again must undergo a rigorous process and a 2-year accreditation is a good score. There are 250+ clinics in the nation that have received this accreditation.
  • COPAA Member: 5 points. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is an independent association of parents, attorneys and advocates. There are 2,800 members across the country. This is the only accreditation an attorney or advocate can earn on Beaming..
  • Beaming Verified: 5 points. Beaming Verified means that our team has checked this provider to confirm that it’s in good standing. This includes making sure it has an up-to-date license to operate and that the lead clinicians are appropriately credentialed.
  • Beaming Launch Partner: 5 points. Beaming Launch Partners are providers who are highly regarded by other parents and providers and who are innovative leaders in the autism field.
  • CASP Member: 3 points. The Council of Autism Service Providers is an organization that helps autism leaders connect and grow. Providers must apply and there are nearly 300 CASP members.
  • BHCOE 1-Year and Preliminary Accreditations: 3 points. Providers who receive a 1-year accreditation have undergone a rigorous evaluation and passed with sufficient scores.
  • ACE Provider: 2 points. ACEproviders are authorized to offer Learning continuing education by the BACB. There are over 1,600 ACE providers in the country.
  • Safety-Care Certified: 2 points. Providers must take 24 hours of training each year to maintain this certification.
  • Frequently Visited: 2 points. These providers are some of the most commonly-visited on our site. We know popularity does not necessarily mean quality, but it can be a helpful data point.
  • Provider has updated their profile within the past two months: 2 points. Providers who keep their profile up-to-date are more likely to be responsive if you as a parent reach out. We hear from families all the time how hard it can be to get in touch with providers. This part of the score is a proxy for likelihood of actually getting a call or email back after reaching out.
  • Provider has set up/completed the following sections for their profile. Each of these help parents understand the provider better and facilitate getting in touch with them. Since all of these improve the parent experience, we want to encourage providers to include these with a small reward of Beaming points.
  • Contact form or intake scheduling: 1 point.
  • Gallery: 0.5 points.
  • Video: 0.5 points
  • Founder Story: 0.5 points
  • FAQ: 0.5 points

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