Behavioral Health Provider Resources for Human Development Joins Inperium

Nonprofit network Inperium plans to acquire behavioral health provider Resources for Human Development. The combined entity is expected to generate roughly $800 million annually. As part of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2024, Inperium will invest in RHD’s services and the pair will combine their administrative operations. Before […]

Multidisciplinary Teams Needed to Support Teens With Autism Achieve Independence

Fostering independence can be an empowering goal for adolescents with autism as they navigate their path to adulthood. However, clinicians often feel ill-equipped to guide their patients through one significant milestone in the transition to greater autonomy: obtaining a driver’s license. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental […]

Autism Therapy Provider ABS Kids Expands Utah Footprint; Encore Pediatrics Rebrands, Launches in Nebraska

ABS Kids launches new ABA location ABS Kids opened a new applied behavior analysis (ABA) center in Provo, Utah, its 12th in the state. The new location, officially opening on May 6, will offer ABA therapy and autism diagnosis services. Salt Lake City, Utah-based ABS Kids provides in-home, in-school and center-based ABA therapy for children […]

Autism Device Company EarliTec Raises $21.5M 

Digital autism company EarliTec Diagnostics has raised $21.5 million in a Series B funding round. Decatur, Georgia-based EarliTec will use the cash to fund clinical research evaluating its early autism diagnosis technology. The technology aims to aid clinicians in diagnosing and assessing autism in toddlers. Nexus NeuroTech Ventures and Venture Investors Health Fund led the […]

Autism Accreditation Org BHCOE Rebrands to Jade Health

The applied behavioral analysis (ABA) accreditation body the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) announced a rebrand to Jade Health. The company cited the move as an intention to match its values with its branding. It will continue to use the name BHCOE Accreditation for its accreditation services but will use the name Jade Health […]

Creating a Roadmap to Value-Based Care in Autism 

Value-based contracts that involve autism therapy providers taking on risk can be “wildly beneficial.” The contracting process, however, has its challenges.  To ease the complicated process, payers may benefit from creating a value-based “skeleton,” or framework for value-based agreements with payers. Industry insiders stress the importance of providers approaching value-based negotiations with a collaborative mindset. […]

Jaguar Targets Genetic Cause of Autism in New FDA-Cleared Trial 

There are currently no treatments for a genetic anomaly that causes a type of autism spectrum disorder and Phelan-McDermid syndrome (PMS), an autism-related condition.  Biotechnology company Jaguar Gene Therapy is launching the first human gene therapy trial to address the root cause of the condition. The therapy, called JAG201, targets the SHANK3 gene. Mutations in […]

EdTheory Expands Into Center-Based ABA Therapy As Proficio Therapy Services

EdTheory, a special education and K-12 mental services provider, has expanded into center-based applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services.  The company, which also offers ABA therapy in schools, homes and via telehealth, is aligning its affiliate companies, Proficio Speech Therapy Group and AGES Learning Solutions, to launch a new ABA company, Proficio Therapy Services (PTS). Fairfield, […]

Merakey, Elwyn Call Off Deal to Create $1B Organization

The merger of the Pennsylvania-based nonprofits Merakey and Elwyn — which would have created a $1 billion-revenue organization — has been called off. While the two nonprofits declined to answer questions about why the tie-up didn’t materialize, a C-suite executive of Merakey told Behavioral Health Business that “both organizations mutually agreed to walk away from […]

Renovus Capital Partners Invests in ABA Provider Behavioral Framework

Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) provider Behavioral Framework received a new investment from private equity firm Renovus Capital Partners. Behavioral Framework plans to use the funds to professionalize and invest in its services as well as to onboard new leadership, CEO Kyle West told Behavioral Health Business. The company declined to share the specific amount of […]