Autism Learning Partners Acquires Proof Positive ABA Therapies - Creating One of the Largest Autism Therapy Platforms in the United States

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Autism Learning Partners (“ALP”), a national provider of therapy to children with autism spectrum disorders, headquartered in Glendale, CA, today announced its acquisition of Proof Positive ABA Therapies, creating one of the largest autism therapy providers in the U.S.

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Both organizations will provide care to over 2,500 clients nationwide. We’re are committed to common core values around excellence, teamwork and compassion for the many families and children we provide exceptional care to.

Autism Learning Partners (“ALP”), a national provider of therapy to children with autism spectrum disorders, headquartered in Glendale, CA, today announced its acquisition of Proof Positive ABA Therapies (“Proof Positive”), a rapidly growing provider throughout the United States. Autism Learning Partners (formerly known as Pacific Child & Family Associates) began offering services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities in 1988.

Proof Positive, with offices in Costa Mesa and Commerce, CA, will continue to operate with its current management team as a wholly owned subsidiary of Autism Learning Partners.

The combination of these businesses, which will operate under ALP’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Winter, creates one of the largest autism therapy providers in the U.S., and one of the few scaled providers in the country serving children with autism. “I believe Autism Learning Partners and Proof Positive working together will be an exceptional partnership,” Jeffrey Winter said. “Both organizations are committed to common core values around excellence, teamwork and compassion for the many families and children we provide exceptional care to. In fact, the combined organization will be providing care for over 2,500 clients nationwide.”

Heather Grimaldi, MS BCBA, Clinical Director and Founder of Proof Positive commented, “It was my dream to start a company that put families first and to try to help as many people as possible. I’m so proud that we were able to fulfill this and now expand on it. With joining ALP’s phenomenal team, we are ecstatic to be able to grow even larger and look forward to helping more families.”

Equity financing for the Proof Positive acquisition was provided by Jefferson River Capital LLC (“JRC”), now the single largest shareholder of Autism Learning Partners. Other shareholders include funds managed by Scopia Capital Management LP as well as funds managed by Great Point Partners. JRC is a single family office based in New York and includes a dedicated direct private equity investment platform.

About Autism Learning Partners
Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is a full service provider that specializes in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities and has been a national leader in the special needs field for close to 30 years. ALP’s broad thinking approach addresses the whole child by collaborating with school administrators, doctors, therapists, and specialists with the goal of working together to make progress possible. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, ALP employs over 250 Board Certified Analysts (“BCBAs”) and Master level supervisors, and has a total workforce of 1,600 direct service providers providing in-home and in-clinic ABA-based care across the country. ALP’s services include applied behavioral analysis, speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Autism Learning Partners now offers treatment services in five states, California, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts and New York with the majority of its revenue in California.

Interested in partnering with Autism Learning Partners?
Contact Jeffrey Winter, CEO at jwinter(at)autismlearningpartners(dot)com or (818) 241-6780, or contact Dr. Gina Chang, Chief of Clinical Operations at gchang(at)autismlearningpartners(dot)com to discuss collaboration opportunities. For more information on Autism Learning Partners visit, http://www.autismlearningpartners.com.

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