HOUSTONJune 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. (“BlueSprig”) announces that it has acquired the assets of Lexington, KY based Verbal Behavior Consulting (VBC).  VBC is a clinic-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to expand across Kentucky and beyond,” said Keith Jones, President and CEO of BlueSprig. “By partnering with VBC, we now have a Kentucky based platform upon which we can build to expand much needed services across the region for those families and children living on the spectrum who so urgently need our help. We have talked with many of the Kentucky based providers in the past and found the team at VBC stood head and shoulders above the rest in terms of the quality of their ABA and other autism focused support services they provide. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with this world class team!”

BlueSprig’s mission is to change the world for children with autism by providing the very best ABA services, investing in research to improve those services, and advocating for resources and vital funding for children with ASD.

“I am so very proud of VBC and each individual who has helped make it what it is over the past 12 years,” said Amanda Ralston, founder of VBC. “It has been my great pleasure and honor to conceive of the company that stands today, and that will now grow well beyond me thanks to its staff and BlueSprig. ”

Jones added, “As the need for ABA therapy services continues to grow, BlueSprig will continue to invest in both de novo and acquisition growth in underserved regions in and around Kentucky, to meet these growing needs.”

This article originally appeared in an article in PRNewswire.