September 6, 2023

    In Their Own Words – Acorn Health Employee Spotlight on Suzanne Threet, M.A., BCBA

    It’s becoming more common for people to consider a new career field later in life. After a decade or two in one industry, people are beginning a second act, many times inspired by their own life experience. Suzanne Threet is one of those people. Read More

    July 25, 2023

    Acorn Health’s Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) Reaccreditation Confirms Delivery of Best-in-Class ABA Therapy

    In early July, Acorn Health earned full accreditation for all of its 71 centers from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), extending its current accreditation for two more years. This marks Acorn Health’s third continuous accreditation since it was founded in 2018.   This independent… Read More

    July 20, 2023

    Acorn Health Clinicians Excel at Understanding and Treating Severe Problem Behaviors of Children with Autism

    Severe problem behavior is defined as a significant emotional or behavior issue, which may include self-injury, destruction, and aggression. These types of behaviors can be challenging for families to navigate, and extremely common for individuals with autism. Because access to preferred items and activities are… Read More

    July 3, 2023

    Celebrating a Sensory-Friendly Fourth of July

    What could be better—it’s the middle of summertime, friends and family come together, and great food abounds at cookouts and neighborhood gatherings. But for families who have loved ones with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), this season can be tricky to navigate. Many of the aspects of this… Read More

    June 23, 2023

    In Their Own Words – Acorn Health Employee Spotlight on Callie McCloud, BS, RBT

    At Acorn Health, our highly trained and talented staff members are the heartbeat of what we do. They bring unique experiences, training and abilities to our organization that create an energizing and special place for our clients and families. To introduce you to some of… Read More

    June 16, 2023

    Five Facts About Individualization in ABA Therapy

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is considered the gold standard treatment and therapy recommended for children with autism. It is highly individualized and tailored to meet the needs and goals of each client, while empowering a child’s unique strengths and personalities to shine through.  Here… Read More

    March 13, 2023

    ABA Family Guidance Tips

    What are the goals of ABA Parent Guidance? The ultimate goal for a child who experiences Applied Behavior Analysis therapy at Acorn Health is that they graduate from therapy and are supported by those in their lives when intensive therapy is no… Read More

    February 17, 2023

    Sleep and Autism: Relief for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    While newborn parents expect the phase of sleepless nights to come with having a baby, parents of children with autism may not experience the same relief of more restful nights as their kids get older. As many as 40 to 80% of… Read More

    February 10, 2023

    Increasing Access to Early Intervention for Black Families of Children with Autism

    Increasing Access to Early Intervention for Black Families of Children with Autism This Black History Month, Acorn Health honors the individuals who have paved the way to better understanding the disparities in care that Black families of children with autism are facing. We are committed, each and… Read More

    January 31, 2023

    Acorn Health’s Apprentice Program Supports Individuals Pursuing BCBA Certification

    At Acorn Health, one of the ways we live one of our core values of growth is by supporting our employees in working toward furthering their career in behavior analysis. Acorn Health has recently formalized the process of accruing supervised fieldwork for those seeking board… Read More

    January 16, 2023

    How to Identify a Quality ABA Provider

    If your family is ready to find the best ABA therapy provider to support your child’s learning journey, there are many factors to consider. In this article, we’ve outlined what to look for on the facility’s website, what a conversation should be like with a provider, what to look for when you plan a visit, and more. At Acorn Health, we know that putting your trust in an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy provider is a decision not to be taken lightly. Here are aspects to consider so that you can choose a quality ABA provider that fits your family’s needs. Read More

    January 3, 2023

    Celebrating 2022 — Acorn Health’s Year in Review

    Over the last four years, Acorn Health has been focused on helping children with autism live more meaningful lives and achieve their greatest potential. We are proud to offer hope to families when they are seeking solutions to help their children with autism, and in 2022, we’ve grown exponentially — making it possible to help more families than ever before. Acorn Health is growing in many ways, specifically by expanding our geographic footprint and also by hiring and nurturing our passionate team members. Read More

    December 19, 2022

    6 Tips for Helping Children with Autism Through the Holidays

    Navigating the holiday season can often feel more stressful than peaceful. Families are busy shopping, going to holiday events, and visiting friends and family members between normal daily obligations like work and school. Throw in other holiday traditions like visiting Santa, holiday train rides, and seeing Christmas lights, and the season is packed with potential triggers for children with autism. Not to mention, the hustle and bustle of the season can throw off a child’s everyday schedule, which is important for children with autism to maintain.  As a parent of a child with autism, you can make special memories while still keeping your child comfortable with these tangible tips and methods. Read More

    November 14, 2022

    10 Tips to Help You & Your Child with Autism Enjoy Thanksgiving

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but even with all the enjoyable holiday festivities to look forward to, for many families, it also means navigating all that comes with the holidays that can be overwhelming for a child with autism. Considering all the new aspects involved… Read More

    June 6, 2022

    Autism & Toilet Training: Tips to Help Parents and Caregivers

    Your child may be exhibiting signs they are ready to be toilet trained, or maybe you are just very eager to ditch the diapers. Toilet training a child requires the right balance between a child’s readiness to learn to use the toilet, and a parent’s readiness to do the training. When a child has autism, toilet training could come with specific challenges. What we know is that all children are different, so whether your child is diagnosed with autism or neurotypical, it’s a complicated process to sign up for. That said, a toilet trained child is quite an accomplishment for themselves and for the parent. Say goodbye to the cost of diapers or pull-ups and improve your child’s confidence in being able to independently use the restroom. It’s worthwhile to begin the process of toilet training once you believe it’s the right time to do so. Read More