ABS Kids Opens 3 New Facilities; Stride Autism Centers Looks to Midwest Expansion

Hopebridge expands in North Carolina  Indianapolis, Indiana-based provider Hopebridge is opening two new North Carolina-based autism centers. The new centers will be in Wilmington and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will bring the provider’s total to 10 centers in the state. Hopebridge notes that the new openings will create more than 100 jobs in the state. […]

Inside Hopebridge’s Recruitment and Retention Strategy for BCBAs

Hopebridge has revamped its internal board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA) career pathways and is opening its fellowship program to non-employees. The Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider is hopeful this will improve its prospects of attracting and retaining practicing and prospective BCBAs. The new career pathways will also provide additional support for BCBAs at the clinic level. These […]

David McIntosh Leaves Hopebridge, Dennis May Resumes Tenure as CEO

Hopebridge Inc.’s CEO, David McIntosh, is leaving the company. Its previous CEO, Dennis May, resumed his role, effective Tuesday. The Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider announced in April 2023 that McIntosh, the company’s then-president and chief operating officer, would take over the CEO spot on May 1, 2023. May started as CEO in 2016. Since leaving […]

The ABA Staffing Strategies That Work — And The Ones That Fall Flat

Addressing the staffing shortage among autism service providers will likely require a multi-pronged approach. As rates of autism diagnosis have rapidly increased over the past few years, providers have struggled to keep up with the demand. Still, operators have successfully retained talent by building new career pathways for employees, increasing pay, and creating a meaningful […]

Hopebridge CEO: Low Medicaid Rates, Inflation Costs give ABA Provider ‘No Other Choice’ But to Pull Out of Colorado

Hopebridge will end its applied behavior analysis (ABA) services and slash its footprint in Colorado due to the low Medicaid rate and rising operating costs. The Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider will close six out of eight locations, effective Aug. 11. The remaining two locations will only provide speech therapy and occupational therapy for children with […]

Autism Therapy Companies to Watch in 2023

Industry insiders projected that 2023 would be a year of reckoning for autism treatment providers.  The reckoning is here. Major platform companies have made significant stumbles, and workforce challenges still plague the industry. All the while, payers continue to hold out on raising reimbursement rates for most autism therapies. Instead, payers eye value-based care arrangements. […]

Hopebridge Hopes to Stand Out in Labor Market with New Travel BCBA Role

Hopebridge Inc. hopes to win over staffers and potential employees with its new travel BCBA role. The essence of the Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider’s pitch goes something like this: help kids, travel the country, work in areas of greatest need, receive additional training — and get paid to do all that. Hopebridge and other autism […]

New Hopebridge CEO Sets Sights on Expanding ‘360 Care Services,’ Adding New Centers

Hopebridge’s new CEO David McIntosh sees his work as a calling. In his three years with autism provider Hopebridge, McIntosh has learned that his work and the work of his compatriots bring potentially life-changing results for families and children. “That’s a responsibility I take very seriously,” McIntosh said in an email to Behavioral Health Business. […]