A new option for clinic-based, early-intervention Autism therapy is coming to the Twin Cities region. Midwest Autism & Therapy Centers, established in 2022, launched its flagship Center in Altoona, Iowa, and over the past two years has grown to encompass four offices throughout the state. Now, they’re bringing their unique approach to individualized Autism therapy North with their first Minnesota-based location. This newest office, opening in Woodbury, has already begun enrolling clients for ABA therapy services and scheduling diagnostic assessments. Doors to the Center will officially open at the beginning of May with a grand opening event scheduled for later
in the month.
Regarding the expansion, Brian Steinberg, Vice President of Operations states:
“There are a number of really high-quality centers here already but, the time from diagnosis to services is still longer than it should be simply because of the number of families who need care. Our goal is to help ease some of that pressure on existing providers and reduce the amount of time families need to wait before they begin therapy or get diagnosed.”
When fully enrolled, Midwest Woodbury will accommodate approximately 25 families for full-time 1:1 therapy. The 5,000-square-foot office also includes dedicated diagnostic space, group therapy rooms, and various play spaces including a gym. Moving forward, Midwest has plans to bring additional services like OT, PT, and SLP to the Center. Construction is also underway on a second location in Edina to help serve the Minneapolis population.
“All of us here at Midwest Woodbury are excited to be given the opportunity to provide our services in the Twin Cities area,” says Tyler Zebell, MA, BCBA and lead clinician at the Center. “We hope to grow and expand our culture of caring and understanding with many new clients and staff.”
Midwest will also be hosting a free grand opening event for the community on May 16th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Interested families are encouraged to attend. At the event, staff will be providing tours as well as offering additional information regarding ABA therapy and Autism testing services. Children are, of course, welcome to attend with their families. Light food (including sensory-friendly options) and beverages will be provided. For more information please email [email protected].