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Mt Pleasant, MI: Autism center opens "to meet growing demand" for services

Aug 15, 2019, Alma (MI) Morning Sun: Centria Autism brings center-based therapy to Mt. Pleasant https://www.themorningsun.com/news/centria-autism-brings-center-based-therapy-to-mt-pleasant/article_704cd3f4-bf7f-11e9-86e5-5b8f08f44c5d.html The rising prevalence of autism is leading more families to seek treatment options. To meet the growing demand, Centria Autism, a division of Centria Healthcare and a leading national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism, announced the opening of a new therapy center in Mt. Pleasant. “We’re excited for the chance to provide high-quality, center-based ABA therapy to kids in central Michigan,” Operations Director at Centria Autism, Paige McComas said. Centria Autism, an operating division of Centria Healthcare, is a leading national provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism and their families. Centria operates in ten states and employs over 3,500 experienced and trained staff and services thousands of children. … "Centria is a fairly new company that has boomed in the past 10 years," McComas said…. Senior Vice President of Operations, Daniel Vincent said that they "expect to fill the center very quickly. The next goal is to expand." The suite next door to center is vacant and when the Centria Autism is ready to expand the walls will be knocked down to make more room. Centria anticipates hiring a significant number of staff members. “This includes a Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and Behavior Technicians, among others,” said McComas. “With so many children in need of support, we’re eager to onboard team members so that we can take families off waitlists and provide them with the resources and care that they deserve.” Linaye McDonald, MS, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), said that there is a "huge need in area for this facility."…