Autism, IDD Software Giant CentralReach Acquires SILAS

The intellectual and developmental disability software giant CentralReach has acquired the company SILAS. The deal, announced on Feb. 8, beefed up Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based CentralReach’s offering for educational settings. The SILAS platform included products related to screening, tracking and curricula related to social-emotional learning (SEL), applied behavior analysis (ABA), executive functioning and transitional-vocational efforts. The […]

‘A Year of Reckoning’: Autism Provider C-Suite Outlook for 2023

The demand for autism services continues to soar as rates of the condition rise. Yet in 2022, the burgeoning industry has faced a number of growing pains centered around staffing. In 2022, roughly 1 in 44 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. That’s up from 1 in 69 children in […]

Transactions: Monte Nido Expands Portfolio With Walden Deal; Caravel, Advanced Recovery Systems Secure Credit Facilities

Monte Nido purchases treatment provider Eating disorder treatment provider Monte Nido & Affiliates has announced that it has purchased Waltham, Massachusetts-based Walden Behavioral Care. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2003, Walden provides eating disorder treatment and psychiatric care for children, teens and adults at facilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Georgia. […]

Transactions: NHI Announces $62.3M Behavioral Investment; ABA, MAT Software Deals

NHI’s $62.3M behavioral health investment National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI), a health care real estate investment trust (REIT), has added a $62.3 million specialty behavioral health investment to its portfolio. That includes a $40.3 investment for the purchase of Brookhaven Hospital, a 64-bed s behavioral hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The hospital will be leased […]

Transactions: Eating Disorder Treatment Providers Merge; New ABA Tech Deal

The Emily Program, Veritas Collaborative join forces Two eating disorder treatment providers are merging. St. Paul, Minnesota-based The Emily Program and Durham, North Carolina-based Veritas Collaborative have announced their intentions to merge operations, with the deal expected to close around the end of March. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The two companies have […]

New Data Quantifies COVID-19’s Impact on Autism Treatment Providers

New data from the electronic health record (EHR) provider CentralReach is painting a picture of how autism treatment providers have held up amid the pandemic — and, more importantly, how the coronavirus will shape their business models into the future. First and foremost, remote care will continue to play a role in providers’ delivery of […]

Transactions: Ginger Acquires LiveBetter’s Tech; Landmark Recovery Buys New Building

Ginger acquires technology assets of LiveBetter San Francisco-based health and wellness startup Ginger has acquired the technology assets of LiveBetter, a free app that helps users address select mental health challenges. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that delivers coaching, therapy and psychiatry […]