Acorn Health, a national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children diagnosed with autism, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Behavior Basics, LLC, a provider of high quality, center-based and in-home ABA therapy in Alexandria, Virginia. The acquisition of Behavior Basics expands Acorn Health’s current capabilities in the Northeastern region of Virginia. Acorn Health now has a significant presence across the state of Virginia and is currently providing ABA services throughout Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Florida.
“Gabi Torres and her incredible staff at Behavior Basics have been providing high quality and family-centered ABA services for the community in and around Alexandria for many years and we are so fortunate to be adding them to our team,” said Lorraine Riche, President of Acorn Health’s East Coast Region. “Our mission at Acorn is to give the next generation of children with autism every opportunity to live an independent and meaningful life and with this acquisition we are one step closer to reaching that goal.”
“My goal at Behavior Basics has always been to be a place where people want to work and a place that provides the highest quality services to our clients. By joining Acorn Health, we join forces with a group of people who care deeply about their employees and the families they serve. Together, we will be able to meaningfully expand our services and support more families in need of care,” said Gabi Torres, Founder of Behavior Basics.
Autism has been recognized as the fastest growing developmental disability. Identifying at-risk children by two years of age leads to the highest likelihood of early intervention. Research suggests that early intervention programs are beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, often improving developmental functioning and decreasing maladaptive behaviors and the severity of symptoms. ABA is one of the most researched and widely accepted forms of behavior therapy for children with autism, and at Acorn Health, clinicians work closely with each family to help their children find their strengths and develop independent, meaningful lives.
“We are thrilled to welcome Behavior Basics to the Acorn Health Family!” said Katie Wilcox, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Acorn Health’s Regional Director of Operations. “We have worked collaboratively with the staff at Behavior Basics and feel fortunate to join forces with an excellent group of clinicians who share our commitment to quality of services, collaboration, and offering the best experience to our clients. We look forward to a bright future serving the Northern Virginia region with this partnership.”
This article originally appeared in BusinessWire