Virtual ADHD Care Provider Done Expands with 30 New Brick-and-Mortar Clinics

Direct-to-consumer virtual operator Done has opened 30 physical clinic locations across the country. Like Done’s virtual services, these new locations will be focused on providing ADHD care and medications to adults. This move comes less than a year after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released a proposed rule that would essentially end the virtual telehealth […]

Autism One-Stop Shops Improve Patient Care, But Can’t Cover Everything

Many health services are designed for neurotypical people, which can make it difficult for people with autism and other neurodiverse conditions to access offerings, such as primary care and dental care. But more autism providers are looking to tackle this issue by integrating specialized medical care under their roofs. Creating a “one-stop shop” for autism […]

Inside The Competitive But Fragmented World of IDD Dealmaking

The intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) field may be one of the most complex and fragmented segments of the behavioral health industry. That has not prevented IDD providers, however, from driving an impressive number of deals. That includes both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. “Having run and operated within all verticals of behavioral health, IDD is […]

What CARD’s Clean Slate Post-Bankruptcy Could Mean For Autism Therapy Sector

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders’ (CARD) bankruptcy was bad news for investors placing big bets in the autism therapy space. But there are upsides for the company. CARD’s new owners, Doreen Granpeeseh and Sangam Pant get a clean slate at the scaled autism therapy company. And it’s a company with which they are […]

KKR-Backed BlueSprig Rolls Up Trumpet Behavioral Health, Adds Nearly 40 Locations to Footprint

KKR-backed autism therapy provider BlueSprig Pediatrics has acquired Lakewood, Colorado-based Trumpet Behavioral Health. The deal, announced on Wednesday, also includes Trumpet Behavioral Health’s sub-brands, Therapeutic Pathways and The Behavior Center. BlueSprig purchased Trumpet from New York City-based WindRose Health Investors, which acquired the company in 2017. The terms of the deal were not announced. Trumpet […]

‘It’s a Question of Diversification’: ABA Providers May Need to Become More Risk-Averse

Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy has become one of the most notable behavioral approaches to autism treatment, offering different locations of care to fit the specific needs of patients. Capitalizing on ABA’s versatile modalities may be the safest bet when creating a sustainable business model. Patients with autism can receive ABA therapy at a clinic, […]

‘We’ve Got To Do More’: Providers Seek To Close Gap In Mental Health Care For Neurodiverse People

People with autism are four times as likely to experience depression in their life than typically-developing peers. Despite the increased risk, people with autism or other neurodiversities often face significant obstacles when seeking mental health care. Barriers like clinicians’ lack of specialty training, staffing shortages and pitfalls with payers often prevent neurodiverse people from accessing […]

What the $56B Opioid Settlement Means for Substance Use Disorder Providers

Substance use disorder providers caring for underserved populations could get a new boost in funding. Opioid manufacturers, distributors and other entities involved with the opioid epidemic will pay $56 billion over the next 10 to 20 years for their role in the crisis. That’s broken into several different settlement agreements, the largest being the $26 […]