As we look back on 2021, we are incredibly moved and thankful for the progress our clients have made and the growth that Acorn Health has experienced. Most of all, it has been our honor to help more families and children across more communities than ever before.
Acorn Health delivers evidenced-based ABA therapy grounded in our key values:
These values inspired us throughout 2021, and continue to guide our growth, future planning, and each and every interaction we have with families that come through our doors and call us to learn more.
When we reflect on the new facilities we opened this year, as well as the growth of our existing centers, we are honored by the ability for Acorn Health to expand. As of the end of 2021, we have a total of 57 locations across seven states, all of which are accredited by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence®. Acorn Health currently employs more than 1,200 qualified and passionate individuals who are committed to providing quality service to all clients and their families.
- In addition to BHCOE Accreditation, Acorn Health also became a member of the Council for Autism Service Providers, further solidifying our position as a leader in ABA that exceeds industry standards and provides evidence-based therapy services.
- We welcomed clinical psychologist Dr. Gregory Worthington, who started providing diagnostic services to several of our Michigan locations. This important offering allows more families in Michigan to get an appointment for a formal diagnosis so their child can begin ABA therapy sooner, if appropriate.
- Our team integrated five businesses across 11 locations and welcomed many new teammates and families into Acorn Health as part of those successful endeavors.
- Our finance teams built out a client experience team to partner with families who have questions about their insurance coverage, co-pays, deductibles and need assistance making plans for covering the cost of ABA services for their family.
- This year, Acorn Health rolled out the enterprise-wide use of its proprietary tool, the Behavioral Health Index (BHI), which measures real behavior change that comes from ABA therapy. Patients, families, teachers and other key stakeholders can better measure and understand a child’s progress and future therapy needs with this tool.
- Our training and development team held more than 35 continuing education events this year, including webinars and lunch chats with our national director of clinical training and development and renowned ABA industry leaders and partners. Throughout the past year, Acorn Health clinicians obtained a total of 690 continuing education hours through Central Reach Institute ™.
As we look ahead to 2022, we are filled with gratitude and hope for the future. We look forward to serving you in the year ahead.