Location

Cadillac, MI

All of our locations in Michigan operate as
Autism Centers of Michigan


Hours

8am - 7:30pm, M-F 8am - 12pm, Saturdays as needed

932 N Mitchell St
Cadillac, Michigan 49601

(844) 244 -1818 New Clients

(231) 668-4909 Administration

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Our 10-Day Promise

Most parents are anxious to begin helping their child — now.

Here's the Acorn Health promise: For our early intervention program, you will have an opportunity to meet with one of our clinical team members for a free consultation within 10 days from calling admissions.

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Welcome to Autism Centers of Michigan

A network of providers, one shared vision

Acorn Health is setting the standard of ABA therapy with best practices, pioneering next practices, and a Clinical Advisory Board of leaders in the field.

Acorn Health's Cadillac Clinical Director Pam Allen

Pam Allen, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director

Autism Centers of Michigan - an Acorn Health Cmpnay

From our Cadillac Clinical Director

I am sure that right now you have an overwhelming amount of questions regarding your child and their diagnosis of autism. I want you to know that I, along with a very dedicated staff of trained professionals in the field of autism are here to help you get answers.

You are joining a TEAM that works together to accomplish meaningful results for you and your family. You are an integral part of that TEAM and we welcome you! We realize that this will be hard work not only for your child, but for you and your family members, but we will be right there with you every step of the way.

Think of us as your CHEERLEADERS! Spurring you on, when the going gets tough. Along our journey, you will see that the rewards of meaningful change within your child and your family will be the biggest thing that spurs you on to continue doing what is best for your child.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything that we can do to make this new adventure easier for you to navigate. Remember, together we can make a meaningful difference.

We are an officially recognized Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Our Services

Everyone repeats behavior that produces a valued reward

This very simple, human inclination is central to ABA therapy. Your child’s Acorn Board-Certified therapist identifies a goal behavior for your child. When your child displays the behavior we want to see, he or she receives something personally meaningful (and you’ll help us identify ideas.

We’ll also learn what precedes your child’s challenging behaviors

We call them “antecedents.” They’re things that happen immediately before the behavior we’re trying to change. An antecedent can be a request, like “clean up your room”; a feeling or reaction; a specific object; bright lights or a noisy crowd. ABA therapy looks for these antecedents and finds alternatives that influence your child’s reaction.

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Assessment

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts conducts skills assessments to understand your child’s specific needs: his or her language development, practical life skills, ability to generalize learning, and more. We also conduct functional behavior assessments and analyses for children with challenging behaviors.

Custom Therapy Plan

With all this data, we draft a custom therapy plan and share our clinical recommendations with parents and caregivers. Therapy plans are developed only after we understand your family’s goals and preferences. We also openly collaborate with your child’s school and other therapists (for example, speech language pathologists or occupational therapists). Consistency and a team approach lead to optimal outcomes.

Skill Building

Acorn Health focuses first on the child’s activities of daily living. We begin with improving communication and social skills. Then, we address activities like mealtime challenges, and intensive toilet training. Where appropriate, we also develop vocational skills.

Family education and training is an integral part of each therapy plan. Consistency helps children acquire skills, then maintain and generalize the learning for new situations.

Behavior Reduction

Children with challenging behaviors benefit from function-based behavior reduction plans. These plans often include eliminating triggers and providing opportunities for the child to demonstrate the replacement behavior.

We have protocols for managing these behaviors and functional alternatives (e.g., asking for a break rather than engaging in problem behavior to achieve that break). Here, too, collaboration matters. Consistency at home, school, and other environments creates lasting progress.

ABA therapy is typically covered by insurance

Insurance requires a doctor’s referral and a formal diagnosis of autism. We accept most health insurance plans for assessment and ongoing treatment.


Please contact us with any insurance related questions at
(844) 244-1818

    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

  • Autism Alliance of Michigan

    We are leading collaborative efforts across the state that will improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, access to comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy

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  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services

    Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) provides the connections, expertise and innovative solutions to drive continued business growth, build vibrant communities, create affordable housing, generate tourism and attract and retain key talent to fill Michigan’s vast pipeline of opportunities.

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  • Michigan Alliance for Families

    Michigan Alliance for Families  is a statewide resource to connect families of children with disabilities to resources to help improve their children’s education. We help facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving educational services and outcomes for students with disabilities.

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  • Michigan Autism Program

    It is our goal to be a leader and partner in the support of individuals with autism, their families/caregivers and professionals serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder to lead a quality and fulfilling life.

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    National resources

  • ABAI

    Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI provides many services to its members and the field

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  • The BACB

    The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. 

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  • The BHCOE

    We are an international accrediting body created to meet accreditation needs specific to the delivery of behavior analysis. We develop and measure voluntary consensus standards for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis service providers.

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  • National Standards Project

    The National Standards Project – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – answers one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how do we effectively treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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