Who We Are

An accredited national provider of industry-leading
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with
an autism diagnosis.

At Acorn Health, we help children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain the tools they need to live meaningful and independent lives. As a member of The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) and an accredited Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), Acorn Health is committed to providing industry-leading autism therapy. Acorn Health was women-founded in 2018 with just a few locations. Today the primarily women-led organization is a national provider of center-based and in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. We provide services in more than 75 centers and communities located in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Our team is highly experienced in collaborating with cross-disciplinary partners, and our clinicians excel at working with siblings, parents, schools, and the community to create impact far beyond one individual diagnosed with ASD.

Hear directly from our Acorn Health team members in their own words why they choose to make a difference in the lives of our clients through their #AcornHealthCareer.

What We Do

Our clinicians partner with caregivers to create individualized treatment plans that create measurable and meaningful progress in the lives of our clients.

Acorn Health is a leading national provider of ABA therapy for children ages 18 months to 21 years who have an ASD diagnosis. By combining accepted best practices with leading-edge therapy approaches, Acorn Health’s ABA therapists are advancing the profession and defining industry standards for autism therapy.

At Acorn Health, we focus on data and outcomes—always. Our behavior analytic professionals follow the science of ABA therapy while developing and applying the latest advances in the field.

  • We invest in training and employee development to ensure our therapy services are rooted in quality and outcomes.
  • Our skilled clinicians partner with parents on clinically appropriate therapy plans unique to each child's needs and goals.
  • We communicate and measure progress using the proprietary Behavioral Health Index that utilizes real life examples to make progress easier to understand.
  • We are an ethical and quality provider with both in-home and center-based therapy options committed to expanding access to care.

The Values That Drive Us

Acorn Health’s values keep us rooted to our purpose of helping children with autism live
more independent lives.

Change is hard; and for children who have ASD – and their families – it’s exponentially harder. Our values are one constant in a world full of change. At Acorn we build trust with the families we serve by being grounded by our values. At Acorn, we value:

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Authenticity
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Accountability
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Teamwork
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Growth
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Hustle
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Our Clinical Approach

The Acorn Approach is a set of best-in-class standards set for ourselves and anyone who practices quality ABA therapy.

When Acorn Health first formed, we did our homework. We talked with behavior therapy experts and respected researchers in the autism therapy field to learn what true quality care entails. We looked at all the evidence-based, peer-reviewed research and we formed a Clinical Advisory Board comprised of ABA experts. This all led to creating industry-leading standards of care known as the Acorn Approach.

The Acorn Approach has five pillars rooted around
accountability.

Collaboration
Individuality
Oversight
Outcomes
Permanence
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Culture & Benefits

We support all aspects of our employees lives, so employees are able to focus on the needs of our clients and their families.

Regardless of your role, all Acorn Health team members work toward a common goal: improving the lives of children with ASD and expanding access to quality ABA therapy within the communities we serve.

Acorn Health is client-centered, which is why we strive to take excellent care of our team members, so they can focus on providing high-caliber therapy to our clients. As an Acorn team member, you will have a meaningful impact on the lives of our clients, and you will be free to live your whole life through our culture and benefits packages that provide:

  • Flexibility
  • Peer Support
  • Inclusivity
  • Career Development

Acorn Health is successful when our team members have the work/life balance they need to feel successful.

Grow With Acorn

At Acorn Health, you’ll help children develop their unique strengths. We invest in
professional development and leadership so we can do the same for you.

Our investments in team member growth and development include:

Apprenticeship Program

A supervised fieldwork program dedicated to preparedness and support of those pursuing BCBA certification.

Action Allies Program

Senior leaders connect directly with clinicans on a regular basis to talk about the topics that are top of mind and problem-solve together to create a better experience for our employees and the families we serve.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Ongoing CEU opportunities to learn from the Chair of Acorn’s Clinical Advisory Board Dr. Gregory P. Hanley.

Tuition Discounts

A tuition discount benefit for those pursuing BCBA coursework offered through partnerships with six colleges.

Benefits

We strive for an inclusive, supportive workplace culture that recognizes the importance of flexibility, career development opportunities, and competitive benefits.

In a challenging field, Acorn is building a culture where employees can embrace their sense of purpose and find the life balance they need to feel successful.

Medical reimbursement

Employee travel expenses related to health care services are reimbursable up to $2,200.

Paid parental leave

Six weeks of leave for full-time employees who grow their families through birth or adoption.

COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS

Acorn Health also offers health care and dental plans, PTO and 401K.

Some aspects of Acorn’s workplace culture are the benefits that mean the most to our employees. Many of these benefits will vary by your role within Acorn.

Experienced Clinicians

Board-Certified Behavior Analysts and and Clinic Directors enjoy:
Support

Knowledge and resource sharing occurs within each clinic location, at a regional level and across the organization. Additionally, there are resource connections throughout Acorn’s network of centers.

CEU reimbursement

Continued learning is vital to providing the best therapies to our clients. Team members who attend conferences and classes may submit for CEU reimbursement . Additionally, Acorn routinely offers programming that has CEUs attached.

Billable hours and competitive compensation

Acorn provides consistent billable hours and competitive compensation. Acorn’s PTO structure allows team members to utilize time off without sacrificing billable hours.

Entry-Level Clinicians

Registered Behavior Technicians and Behavior Technicians enjoy:
Flexibility

Some techs prefer morning shifts, while others opt for afternoon shifts. There are many part-time and full-time options.

Support

Techs work closely with board-certified behavioral analysts (BCBAs) to provide therapy services to address behavioral issues in children with autism and grow their career as they choose.

Consistency

Acorn provides consistent schedules whenever possible.

Corporate Professionals

Non-clinical professionals in administrative or other corporate positions such as finance and operations roles enjoy:
Remote Opportunities

Acorn Health currently employs more than 1,500 employees across 27 states. Many of our non-clinical corporate roles are remote positions.

Support

There are many opportunities to stay connected with clinicians and other shared services team members through weekly leadership huddles, internal communication platforms and day-to-day communications.

In Their Own Words

Don’t take our word for it. Hear directly from current Acorn Health leaders and clinicians on why they chose an #AcornHealthCareer.

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I believe in the leadership at Acorn Health. I have had the opportunity to learn and grow with multiple people and I truly feel we are an organization that is committed to doing the right thing. Whether it’s providing paid family leave when an employee adds a family member, focusing on best clinical practices, offering a dedicated apprentice program to invest in staff who want to become board-certified behavioral analysts, or taking action on our employee culture surveys; we are consistently trying our best to get it right and pivot when needed.

CLAIRE ELLIS | MS, BCBA, LBA

National Director of Clinical Training & Development
Virginia

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I value the culture at Acorn Health greatly because of the teamwork that it takes each day to make a positive impact on our client’s lives. I would not be able to do my job to the best of my ability if it weren’t for my dedicated team of behavior technicians and registered behavior technicians. It truly takes a village to be able to make a positive impact on these children’s lives, and I get to witness that each day at work.

Ebonie Hicks, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor
Maryland

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Clients can have the utmost confidence in Acorn Health because we provide high-quality, ethical services. We have highly trained BTs and RBTs who work for us, and we continue to ensure everyone is meeting the highest standards. We provide the best client outcomes for all our families and never stop believing in the work we do.

Travis Fader, RBT

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Shared Services

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I enjoy working for a primarily women-led company. It’s refreshing that in a field where there are so many women in clinical roles, we also see women in key leadership roles at Acorn Health. It’s valuable and inspiring to see our female leaders taking maternity leave and encouraging work/life balance, while successfully driving Acorn Health forward in its mission to serve as many children as possible with industry-leading ABA therapy.

KELTI OWENS | MS, BCBA, LBA-TN/MI

Regional Director of Operations
Tennessee

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Working in ABA, no two days are the same and that is the most exciting thing. I’m motivated to connect and learn about each of my clients and support them on their journey to learning new skills. I partner with parents by focusing on their values and building relationships that let them feel heard. Every family wants to see their child blossom, so I take great pride in helping families reach their goals. I’m proud when families can see the value of ABA themselves.

Katey Thomas, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Florida

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I recommend new hires ask a million questions. We work in a field that grows by those willing to learn, and we frequently hire people that are relatively new to this field. Acorn Health will provide the training you need to effectively provide the best therapy services to our clients.

Evan DeWard, RBT

Talent Acquisition Supervisor
Shared Services

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New experiences and learning opportunities are what excite me and get me out of bed each morning. At Acorn, I have had what feels like unlimited opportunities to learn and expand my knowledge within the ABA industry.

JORDAN MILHAM | MPA, CHC

Director of Compliance
Michigan

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Acorn Health’s values are hustle, growth, teamwork, accountability, and authenticity. I see those values exuded daily. Our team is always finding ways to work together, keeping each other accountable for what needs to be done, and hustling to make sure our clients get the best ABA treatment we can provide.

CALLIE MCCLOUD | BS, RBT

Lead Registered Behavior Technician
Tennessee

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Even when it’s on a small scale, at Acorn Health we are always changing lives and positively impacting families. Sometimes those things we see as the smallest gains for a child are the ones that have the most meaning for the family. Through our work with children, we are supporting families — telling them they’re no longer alone on this journey, we will walk alongside you and do this together.

Fernanda Nunes, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director
Florida

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When I think about Acorn Health, the words family, growth and energy come to mind. Acorn exhibits so much energy and enthusiasm around the opportunity they present to children and families. The team feels like family as we continue to grow together, supporting one another in new advances in ABA therapies.

Nashona Staples, M.Ed, BCBA-LBA, CAS

Clinical Director
Illinois

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I have had some amazing mentors and leaders who have inspired me to lean into opportunities and move outside of my comfort zone. The teams I have worked with have also greatly impacted me and taught me the true meaning of teamwork and leadership. I wouldn't be the clinician I am today without the amazing BCBAs and RBTs I have worked with at Acorn Health.

Bailey Chapman, MA, BCBA, MI-LBA

Regional Director of Clinical Care
Michigan

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I feel blessed to work for an organization that uses client-centered and trauma-informed practices to improve our clients’ quality of life and ensure their dignity. I’m proud to work for Acorn Health because they value their clients, and their ethical practices and policies are key factors in why I choose to work for Acorn.

Andrew Marvin, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Florida

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In my day-to-day, I have an opportunity to assist families in blending their dreams and their realities into new dreams and successes for their children. I enjoy the connections and encouragement I can give families by sharing success stories and telling them about various tools we use to assist in the progress their children make.

SUZANNE THREET | MA, BCBA

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst
Michigan

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At Acorn Health, I am positively impacting children’s lives through the daily work I do. Nothing brings me more joy than making those phone calls to inform parents we are ready to assess their child and begin services. The progress we make in therapy is astronomical! I’m fortunate to have my own caseload that allows me to monitor clients’ growth directly.

STEPHANIE MARSHALL | MA, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director
Tennessee

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The culture at Acorn Health emphasizes professional growth and collaboration to stay up-to-date on current therapy trends. Acorn has a set of clinical tenets that drive our mission and company values — growth, teamwork, accountability, authenticity, hustle — that guide us.

Paul Doher

National Director of Clinical Quality
Shared Services

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