With recent news of autism now affecting one in 88 children – combined with the California autism insurance reform that’s coming – we know a lot of families are in dire need of our help
PLEASANTON, Cali. (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
Trumpet Behavioral Health ℠ (TBH) today announced that Daniel Powell, M.A., MFT, BCBA®, Heather Powell, M.A., and the 40 professionals from their autism treatment practice have joined its team.
The additions stem from Trumpet Behavioral Health’s recent acquisition of Applied Behavioral Therapies, Inc. (ABT) of Woodland Hills, Calif. The practice serves individuals with autism and other developmental delays and their families in the San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, and Santa Clarita areas.
Mr. and Mrs. Powell started ABT three years ago to provide family-centered treatment for individuals with autism. Currently, the successful practice primarily serves families receiving public funding for autism therapy.
But with hundreds of families across Los Angeles set to receive much-needed insurance coverage for autism treatment starting July 1, 2012, the Powells said they were looking for help to keep up with demand.
“With recent news of autism now affecting one in 88 children – combined with the California autism insurance reform that’s coming – we know a lot of families are in dire need of our help,” said Daniel Powell, TBH’s new Board Certified Clinical Director. “Both Heather and I felt the best way to ensure we can help even more families was to join a larger provider with health insurance experience and additional clinical resources.”
TBH is a leading U.S. provider of behavioral treatment for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), developmental delays, and other exceptional needs. TBH has over 30 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) to families in California.
Considered the therapy of choice, ABA is endorsed as a treatment for autism by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Surgeon General.
TBH offers evaluations, early intervention, in-home programming, speech/language therapy, peer support, advocacy, social skills, community integration, parent training, professional education, and school consultation.
TBH also provides insurance specialists that are dedicated to helping families understand and take advantage of their insurance benefits in states with insurance mandates.
TBH’s Managing Director, Lani Fritts, said, “We are tremendously excited to be working with Dan, Heather and their entire team in southern California. We are looking forward to building on their partnership with the North Los Angeles Regional Center and helping Dan’s team ramp up for the July 1 start in California for insurance coverage for ABA treatment.”
Of the acquisition, Heather and Dan said it’s the right move and they are excited, “We didn’t make the decision to join Trumpet Behavioral Health overnight. It’s been about a six-month process," they said.
Mrs. Powell added, “We went into this carefully weighing the needs of our clients and their families, as well as our staff. TBH’s mission, values, and vision are a wonderful fit for us. We’re excited to be part of an organization with such a great reputation in California – clinically and culturally.”
About Trumpet Behavioral Health
Trumpet Behavioral Health offers evidenced-based behavioral health services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families using a compassionate, client-centered approach. Our network of nearly 1,000 passionate and highly skilled board certified clinicians and professionals all focus on maximizing the potential of the individuals, families, and professionals we serve. Our therapies are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Through clinical research, we strive to establish the most effective and efficient treatments as standard practice in our organization.
Trumpet provides behavioral consulting, education and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Additionally, our staff provides clinical services in homes, schools, communities, and in intensive treatment centers. Many of our consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) providers. Trumpet is a privately held company providing clinical services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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