The MENTOR Network welcomed individuals served and team members from Futures Behavior Therapy Center on April 5, 2021. With this acquisition, The MENTOR Network deepens offerings for its continuum of autism spectrum services for children and families.
“We’re excited to welcome the children and families served by Futures Behavior Therapy Center, along with their care teams, to MENTOR,” said Brett Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of The MENTOR Network. “Services provided by Futures are important to the health of our communities. As we help raise awareness and acceptance during Autism Awareness Month in April, we are proud to welcome the successful and innovative programs Futures offers. They have built a strong reputation for providing high quality early childhood programming for children with autism, in addition to individual and family supports. We look forward to learning from one another to increase positive outcomes for the children and families we serve and further our mission to offer children, adults, and their families innovative, quality services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges they face.”
Founded in 2006 with locations in Beverly and West Boylston, Futures Behavior Therapy Center programs are based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA is an approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the child’s environment. Every student at Futures has individual plans and goals targeting skills that support daily living activities. These goals are developed based on standardized assessments, direct clinical observation and collaborations with family.
“The mission of The MENTOR Network very much aligns with Futures and I am confident that our former employees and the children and families we served will be in excellent hands,” said Andrew Calkins, CEO of Community Intervention Services, the parent company of Futures Behavior Therapy Center. “The MENTOR Network has a 40-year history of innovative, quality services; their expertise and infrastructure will allow Futures to grow and thrive in the years ahead.”
“MENTOR’s core values are integrity, respect, inclusion, and growth—values we also see reflected at Futures Behavior Therapy Center,” Cohen added. “By bringing Futures into our organization, we look forward to enhancing our autism services, identifying best practices, and sharing those learnings with the broader community.”