Acorn Health in Miami has acquired Clinton Township’s Autism University, formerly a subsidiary of Crawl Walk Jump Run in Clinton Township. Now it is part of the Autism Centers of Michigan, an Acorn Health company. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Autism University will serve as an additional center for Autism Centers of Michigan and provide center-based Applied Behavior Analysis services to children diagnosed with autism. Acorn now operates 11 centers in Michigan under the Autism Centers of Michigan brand and continues to look for partnerships. Acorn provides Applied Behavior Analysis services in Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Florida.
“We are excited to welcome Autism University into the Acorn Health network of high-quality ABA centers,” says Vicki Kroviak, CEO of Acorn Health. “With this acquisition, we will leverage the professional clinical team at Autism University to expand ABA services in the greater Detroit area.”
Autism has been recognized as the fastest growing developmental disability, and identifying at-risk children by age 2 leads to the highest likelihood of early intervention. Research suggests that early intervention programs can improve developmental functioning and decrease maladaptive behaviors and the severity of symptoms. Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most researched and widely accepted forms of behavior therapy for children with autism.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our ABA services via our partnership with Autism University,” says Krista Boe, a board-certified behavior analyst and chief clinical officer for Acorn Health. “Autism University’s clinical team has been serving clients in the area for years, and Acorn Health looks forward to working with them to provide additional support and treatment options.”
Autism University is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Acorn Health.