Acorn Health Acquires Autism University in Macomb, MI

Industry News   •   January 30, 2020

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acorn Health is pleased to announce Autism University, formerly a subsidiary of Crawl Walk Jump Run, in Macomb, MI, has now joined Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health company. Autism University will serve as an additional center for ACM in the Southeast region of Michigan, providing high quality center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”) services to children diagnosed with autism. With this acquisition, Acorn now operates 11 centers in Michigan under the Autism Centers of Michigan brand, and continues to look for partnerships with high-quality provider groups in existing and adjacent markets. Acorn is currently providing ABA services in Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, and Florida.

Acorn Health acquires Autism University in Macomb, MI

“We are excited to welcome Autism University into the Acorn Health network of high quality ABA centers,” said 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 two years of age leads to the highest likelihood of early intervention. Research suggests that early intervention programs are beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, often improving developmental functioning and decreasing maladaptive behaviors and the severity of symptoms. ABA is one of the most researched and widely accepted forms of behavior therapy for children with autism, and at Acorn Health, clinicians work closely with each family to help their children find their strengths and develop independent, meaningful lives.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our ABA services via our partnership with Autism University,” said Krista Boe, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Acorn Health’s Chief Clinical Officer. “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 for local Illinois families.”

Autism University is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acorn Health, which does business in Michigan as Autism Centers of Michigan. Acorn Health is a national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, with locations in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, and Illinois. Acorn delivers care in Michigan as Autism Centers of Michigan. To learn more about Autism Centers of Michigan: autismcentersmi.com. To inquire about services at Autism Centers of Michigan’s Macomb center, please call 586-295-2750.

This article originally appeared in an article in BusinessWire.