LEARN Behavioral acquires BCI of Worcester, Massachusetts

WORCESTER, MA: LEARN Behavioral, the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs, announced today the acquisition of Worcester, MA based Behavior Concepts (BCI) further expanding LEARN’s AST Provider Network in the Northeast.

Founded by Dr. Jeff Robinson in 2002, BCI provides services to over 500 individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families at their center locations in Worcester and Fitchburg, as well as home-based services throughout central Massachusetts. According to Dr. Robinson, “BCI was founded on the belief that each child is unique and capable, and as clinicians it’s our job to develop programs that meet the needs of each one. Over the past 15 years we’ve built an organization of more than 200 staff that embody this philosophy and deliver exceptional services to families in our community.”

“BCI expands our footprint for autism services” explains Michael Maloney, LIS’s CEO, “We are excited to partner with a talented owner like Jeff and continue the great work of BCI. Jeff has built a great team and organization, and we are honored to continue this legacy in the community.”

With the support of LEARN, BCI plans to expand services throughout Massachusetts and New England creating additional access to quality ABA services for families in these underserved markets. Justin Funches, President of Autism Services for LEARN, continued, “BCI shares our common core values around clinical excellence and creating a fantastic work environment for staff. Together we will continue to provide excellent services and support to the Worcester and Fitchburg communities and beyond.”

BCI will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of LEARN and will become a part of the AST Provider Network. The AST Provider Network serves over 2,500 clients annually across 9 states.

About BCI:

Behavioral Concepts (BCI) provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and their families in central Massachusetts.  BCI’s mission is to identify and facilitate effective personalized instruction that allows children to discover more, learn more, and be more – increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life at home, in school, and in the community. BCI is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health approved provider of specialty ABA services for early intervention, and provides center, home-based, and after-school services through private and public health insurance. Learn more about BCI at www.bciaba.com

About LEARN Behavioral

LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN specializes in behavioral health treatment based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is committed to providing programs and services that are family-focused, community minded, and delivered with the highest clinical integrity. The LEARN team delivers more than 1.5 million hours of services and is comprised of more than 3,000 professionals passionate and purposely about find success for every child their care. www.learnbehavioral.com