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Alternative Behavior Strategies Introduces First Smartphone-based Digital Platform to Assist Autism Therapists

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Behavior Strategies (ABS)
, a leading provider of services to
children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), today announced the
launch of the ABS Virtual Office, the first smartphone-based platform to
connect autism behavioral therapists to the information and knowledge
they need—wherever they are—to enhance services and promote clinical
excellence and advancement.

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The ABS Virtual Office keeps everyone connected, enables better communication and provides real-time ...

The ABS Virtual Office keeps everyone connected, enables better communication and provides real-time information that helps improve therapeutic care. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“The ABS Virtual Office is literally an office right in the palm of
their hand,” said Adam Singer, M.D., CEO ABS. “The majority of our
employees spend as much as 80 percent of their time in the field
providing therapy, and we wanted to give them what they need to maintain
the highest level of clinical excellence. Every employee in the company
utilizes the ABS Virtual Office to connect to the company from wherever
they may be working, client’s homes, clinics or schools. This platform
gives therapists in the field real-time access to the electronic
clinical record as well as to the collective wisdom of the company while
treating a child, when this information is at its most vital. At any
given time not only do they have access to the ABS collective repository
of knowledge but live access to hundreds of other therapists that can

The ABS Virtual Office is for all ABS employees, clinical and
non-clinical, giving them easy navigation to such features as:

  • ABS Chat—where ideas and questions can be shared with other ABS
    employees, including immediate clinical input from colleagues to help
    resolve timely issues that arise during therapy (for example, finding
    a dentist who treats autistic children)
  • Central Reach—provides direct access to the clinical records of a
    child’s treatment; as well as enables the clinical staff to bill and
    see the hours they have worked/converted in real time
  • Company and Industry News—including access to HR, their individual
    401k, payroll and benefit information, community events, polls and
    other “stay in the know” information
  • Clinical innovation—Ideas are shared and debated on new and evolving
    therapeutic breakthroughs
  • Non-Clinical Staff—All ABS staff monitor the virtual office giving the
    clinicians real time access to any and all necessary support

The ABS Virtual Office is just one of many innovative strategies the
company is implementing to continue its rapid growth while still
maintaining clinical excellence.

“The demand for services for children with autism is exploding,” said
David Fitzgerald, Partner, Petra Capital Partners, which, along with MMC
Health Services, purchased ABS in 2017. “With this new digital platform,
ABS is leading the industry in creating a communication platform for a
highly mobile workforce in multiple states enabling these therapists to
effectively communicate to share best practices, advice and improve
quality. The result is a community focused on providing the best
possible care to children with ASD.”

By providing stronger connections to the company and to clinical
resources, the ABS Virtual Office will also serve as a retention tool to
nurture an experienced team of clinicians.

About Alternative Behavior Strategies

Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS) is dedicated to providing services
to children with developmental delays and their families. The company
provides ABA services, as well as diagnostic evaluations and social
skills groups. ABS operates in multiple markets in California, Utah and
North Carolina. ABS is designated as a Top Behavioral Service Provider
by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. For more information:

About Petra Capital Partners

Petra Capital Partners is a Nashville, TN-based private equity firm
engaged in providing growth capital for healthcare, technology and
business services companies located throughout the United States.
Petra’s team specializes in partnering with outstanding management teams
to provide creatively structured capital solutions for high growth
companies in a collaborative manner. Petra has a proven track record of
success assisting entrepreneurs, management teams, and co-investors in
building sustainable high-growth companies. Petra’s record spans 20+
years investing more than $650 million in over 100 companies. For more
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