How Do We Evolve Autism Services?
We are approaching a critical period in the autism community. With a growing
population of maturing and aging individuals living with autism, it is time to look
to the future and ask how we can provide meaningful outcomes that enable a real
quality of life for individuals with autism and successful investment opportunities
In her latest book, Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers, and the
Autism Community to Advance Autism Services, Dr. Ronit Molko takes a critical
look at the autism services industry and outlines the path for providers, clinicians,
and investors to forge new programs and opportunities that will equip autistic
individuals with the skills they need to build high-quality, self-determined lives.
A growing number of individuals with autism are speaking out about the deficits in
current autism services. These individuals need support and services that will help
them achieve long-term successes as well as independent and self-fulfilled lives.
It’s time to revolutionize the autism services industry; but the market won’t change
itself. Investors are needed to advance and evolve an industry that is paramount
to the successful development and support of countless autistic individuals. With
Dr. Molko’s unparalleled knowledge and experience, Autism Matters is the primary
resource for investors looking to enter the autism services market.
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About the Author
Ronit Molko is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur recognized for combining strategic vision and technical expertise to drive business initiatives. In 2001, Dr. Molko cofounded Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST), which grew into a highly respected, multi-state provider of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. She sold her company in 2014 to a private equity-backed strategic buyer.
Today, as CEO and Principal of Empowering Synergy, Dr. Molko conducts due diligence for investors and consults as an expert in the field of service delivery for healthcare, with a special focus on behavioral healthcare and companies that provide services to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Molko is currently a board member of the Galt Foundation, which places individuals with disabilities in the workforce, and the Los Angeles Chapter of the Autism Society of America. She has been actively involved in many healthcare-based committees and organizations throughout her career and has received multiple awards in recognition of her business prowess and leadership abilities. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Washington states, and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
Table of Contents
About the Author xix
For Providers and Investors
Introduction: Meeting of the Minds 1
Chapter 1 A Current Understanding of Autism 23
Chapter 2 Breaking Down Autism Interventions 55
Chapter 3 The Autism Services Landscape 85
Chapter 4 Strengths and Shortfalls of the ABA Industry 121
Chapter 5 Why is it time to jump the s-curve? 151
Chapter 6 Empowering Investors, Providers, and Communities 169
Epilogue: Inspired Action 193
Further Reading and Information 201
Our Services 225