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Stepping Stones Group Acquires New England ABA

September 25, 2019

The Stepping Stones Group, a national provider of therapeutic and behavioral health services to children with special needs and autism, has acquired New England ABA, a Massachusetts-based in-home and community-based applied behavior analysis therapy provider.

New England ABA will continue to do business under its current name, operating as a Stepping Stones Group subsidiary. Tim Sullivan, New England ABA co-founder and CEO/executive director, will now serve as executive director of the subsidiary. Ben Sullivan, New England ABA co-founder and chief financial officer/director of operations, joins Stepping Stones as director of finance and operations.

With the acquisition, Stepping Stones now serves more than 105,000 students in more than 450 school districts across more than 30 states. Stepping Stones Group is privately held by Five Arrows Capital Partners, the North American corporate private equity business of Rothschild & Co. Merchant Banking. 

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