With acquisition of Aptitude Habilitation Services, Blue Sprig Pediatrics will expand to Colorado & Hawaii

Blue Sprig Pediatrics, Inc. (“BlueSprig”) announced last week that it has acquired the assets of Aptitude Habilitation Services (“Aptitude”). Based in Carmel, California, Aptitude is a multi-state clinic and home-based provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

BlueSprig, based in Houston, is the largest autism services provider in Texas and the southeast with locations in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.


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The acquisition expands BlueSprig footprint to four new states: Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, Hawaii, and Virginia.

We are proud to partner with the team at Aptitude and excited about the opportunity to expand into ColoradoNorth CarolinaTennesseeHawaii, and Virginia as a result,” said Keith Jones, President and CEO of BlueSprig. “This partnership also adds density in some areas we are already serving which allows us to bring more in the way of high-quality services, advocacy, and awareness to those communities.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates that one in 54 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with ASD by the age of eight. ABA therapy is cited with having several benefits, including increased language and communication skills and improved attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academic performance.

We are excited to join with BlueSprig in our shared vision and values as service providers,” said Margarett Gabrielson, CEO of Aptitude. “In partnership, we have the ability to reach families in ways we previously could have only imagined. This is the perfect way to honor the dream and mission of our founder and my late husband, Jeffrey Gabrielson.”