LEARN Behavioral Acquires Advances Learning Center of Boston, MA

BALTIMORE, MD and WATERTOWN, MA: LEARN Behavioral, the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs, announced today the acquisition of Watertown, Massachusetts based Advances Learning Center further expanding its provider network in the New England area.

Founded by Katherine Johnson, MA, BCBA in 2002, Advances is widely recognized as one of the highest quality providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Greater Boston area.  According to Katherine, “Advances was founded based on the need for families to have high-quality ABA services. Over the past 16 years we’ve built a team that we are really proud of. Partnering with LEARN, opens us up to extraordinary opportunities for organizational growth, professional development, and staff advancement.  I’m particularly excited to begin work on opening our second center, which has been a goal for some time now.  We are now in a position to make headway on our ultimate goal: getting services to every family who needs them.”

In combination with recently acquired BCI, LEARN now provides services across the state of Massachusetts and serves more than 700 families. Justin Funches, President of LEARN’s autism provider network, continued, “Advances shares our commitment to clinical excellence and creating an exceptional learning environment for staff. Together we are excited to continue to support to the Greater Boston community.”

About Advances Learning Center

Advances Learning Center serves children and adults with autism and other special needs in the Greater Boston area using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Advances focuses on teaching skills that will have the most significant impact on the lives of clients and their families; evidence-based treatment is tailored to each individual.  Advances is committed to partnering with all members of a client’s family and treatment team toward the ultimate goal: preparation for greater independence in the community. Advances offers center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, social skills groups, in-home ABA services, parent training, and school-based services and accepts both public and private insurance. www.advancesonline.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 annually and is comprised of more than 3,000 passionate professionals dedicated to nurturing every child’s personal best. www.learnbehavioral.com