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Frederick, MD: ABA provider opens 6th MD location; need 'never been greater'

Aug 11, 2023, Benzinga: Autism Therapy Company Verbal Beginnings Chooses Arcadia Business Park in Frederick for Sixth Maryland-area Location
FREDERICK, Md. Verbal Beginnings, LLC. a Maryland -based company that provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 17,040 square feet of space at Arcadia Business Park, a 61-acre business community in Frederick, Maryland. This fall, the group will open its sixth location in the state within 4714 Arcadia Drive, a single-story building containing 32,040 square feet of flex/R&D space. Approximately 80 employees, most of which will be clinical technicians, will work from the facility. Danny Foit, Leasing Representative for St. John Properties represented the landlord and Dan Kleuger of The Tenant Agency represented the client in this transaction.

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Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Verbal Beginnings offers tailored therapy for children ages 2 to 18 to achieve the next level of personal independence, including center-based early intervention services, diagnostic services, in-home therapy, feeding therapy, and social skills groups. This represents the first Frederick -area brick-and-mortar location for the group which currently offers in-home services in Frederick, as well as across the state of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The company, which strives to maintain a clinician to child ratio of 1 to 1, currently serves more than 600 families with its approximately 650 employees. This lease represents the second Verbal Beginnings location in St. John Properties' portfolio. In 2021 the group opened a nearly 10,000 square foot location within I-97 Business Park in Millersville, Maryland.

"The need for comprehensive therapy services helping individuals on the autism spectrum has never been greater and, in some cases, the wait to receive a diagnosis can be up to two years," explained Verbal Beginnings co-founder and co-CEO Diana Wolf. "As with most medical conditions, early intervention is key and can significantly alter the path of the outcome. To illustrate the environment we are operating in, approximately one in 36 children in the United States has been identified with ASD."…

"Verbal Beginnings is filling an important need in the Frederick community, and the space at Arcadia Business Park provides them with the opportunity to make a significant difference for considerably more families in the region, provide employment for training professionals, and to extend their brand," stated Matt Holbrook, Regional Partner, Virginia, and Central Maryland for St. John Properties….


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