Location

Lansing, MI

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


Hours

8am - 7pm, M-F Weekends available upon request

2549 Jolly Rd
Suite 380
Okemos, Michigan 48864

(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 Okemos Clinical Director Paul Doher

Paul Doher, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director

Autism Centers of Michigan - an Acorn Health Cmpnay

From our Lansing Clinical Director

At this point in your journey, I’m sure it must be difficult. You may be asking yourself: Who do I turn to for help? What does my child need? How do I make sure they are safe and cared for? I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to take the first – and every – step towards getting your child the help they need, but the good news is there are some great people in this world who want to help your child reach their greatest potential.

When looking for an ABA provider, it’s important to get to know what is out there. Some key indicators of a quality service provider are safety, reliance on data and the scientific process, keeping up with current developments in treatment, accountability for results, authentic personal interactions, and working tirelessly to reach a goal.

At Autism Centers of Michigan, our goal is to make sure the families that seek us out feel welcomed, supported, and confident in our team. We’ve assembled a unique collection of people from all walks of life who share in the same goal of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. We love the children we work with and treat them as our own. There may be a long road ahead of you, but we’ll be right there alongside you the whole way.

We are an officially recognized Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Acorn Health has been named a Behavioral Center of Excellence, a distinction which reflects our commitment to setting new standards in ABA treatment.

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

    Local resources - Lansing

    Local resources - Lansing

    Local resources - Lansing

    Local resources - Lansing

    Local resources - Lansing

  • Community Mental Health (CEI-CMH)

    Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) is a public agency serving people in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.

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  • Disability Network – Capital Area

    We combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. On a larger scale, we partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life. Services are provided onsite and various community locations.

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  • Disability Network – Capital Area

    We combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. On a larger scale, we partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life. Services are provided onsite and various community locations.

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  • Mid-Michigan Autism Association

    Mid-Michigan Autism Association is made up of local people working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with developmental disability in Mid-Michigan.

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  • Mid-Michigan Autism Association

    Mid-Michigan Autism Association is made up of local people working to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with developmental disability in Mid-Michigan.

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    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

    Michigan state resources

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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    National resources

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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