The History of BCOTB

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    President/Founder Kelley Prince, M.A., BCBA

    My career in behavior analysis began in 1998 when I began providing behavioral therapy services for a family who had a child with autism. I was immediately intrigued by all of the benefits that such therapy had to offer and I immediately knew I wanted to learn more about how I could help other children and their families. I studied behavior analysis at the University of South Florida, graduating with a master’s degree in 2004. In 2003, while in my last year of graduate school, I founded BCOTB. At the time, it was the only clinic of its kind in the Tampa Bay area in which Applied Behavior Analysis services were offered.

    Since 2003 BCOTB has grown to three office locations and employs 50+ people in the Tampa Bay Area. Our original location was opened in 2007, which we quickly outgrew. Since that time the Tampa location has expanded two more times and currently resides off of Hillsborough Avenue right outside of Westchase. Knowing that BCOTB wanted to be able to reach more clients in the autism community, we opened our first satellite location in 2009 in Wesley Chapel. This location also quickly expanded and has recently relocated to a larger facility located outside the Seven Oaks subdivision and services the clients in the New Tampa, New Port Richey and Wesley Chapel area. Our third phase of expansion occurred in 2013 when we opened our Brandon facility. Located at the corner of 301 and Adamo Drive, the Brandon facility services clients from MacDill AFB, Lakeland, Valrico, Brandon and Riverview areas.

    I am proud to say that BCOTB has had a successful past and is continuing to grow. The success of our business can be attributed to our management structure, policies and procedures and, most importantly, our therapy team.

    Kelley Prince and BCOTB have been recognized for the following awards:

    • Finalist for the USF’s Fast 56 Awards (April 2015)
    • Finalist for Dancing with the Stars Tampa Bay (October 2014)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards (June 2014)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards (June 2013)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Health Care Heroes Awards in the Medical Professional/Non-Physician Category (October 2012)
    • Winner of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2012 Business Woman of the Year in the Young Category (August 2012)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards (June 2012)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2011 Health Care Heroes Awards in the Medical Professional/Non-Physician Category (October 2011)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2010 Business Woman of the Year Awards in the Entrepreneur Category (July 2010)
    • Autism Impact Award presented by the International Center for Autism Research and Education (April 2010)
    • Top 40 Professionals by Tampa Day School (December 2009)
    • Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2009 Health Care Heroes Awards in the Medical Professional/Non-Physician Category (September 2009)
    • Most Valuable Resource by Autism Speaks Tampa Bay (May 2009)