NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health and Education, the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults, today announced it has acquired Sage Care Therapy Services, which provides in-home pediatric therapy services to medically fragile patients who have special needs.

Sage is headquartered in Dallas and provides physical, occupational and speech therapies to patients age 21 and younger in theDallas-Fort Worth area. Sage employs more than 100 therapists and therapist assistants who currently provide services to more than 750 patients referred by physicians, hospitals, community partners, home health agencies and others.

ChanceLight works with more than 14,000 clients and students in 27 states. Its Behavioral Health division serves children and young adults with autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders, and pediatric developmental delays and physical challenges. The company’s Education division provides alternative and special education programs for students who haven’t been successful in a traditional school setting and for students who have special needs. Many clients and students receive physical, occupational and speech therapies as indicated in their medical treatment or Individual Education Plans (IEPs).

Sage Care’s compassionate therapists and therapist assistants provide quality care and a path to independence for their patients, many of whom have multiple special needs,” Mark Claypool, ChanceLight president and CEO, said. “Sage Care and ChanceLight share the same values, and we both provide services to give children and young adults the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.”

Behavioral Health Division
Through its Behavioral Health division, ChanceLight offers high-quality, research-based solutions for children and young adults with a wide range of diagnoses, including autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders, and pediatric developmental and physical disabilities.

ChanceLight provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and pediatric speech, occupational and physical therapy to children, young adults and their families in their homes, clinics, schools, and on or near military bases throughout the country. Many private and government insurance providers, including TRICARE, cover these services. In addition to Sage Care, ChanceLight’s behavioral health companies are:

Early Autism Project, which provides ABA therapy for children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders;

Education Alternatives for ABA, which provides educational and behavioral supports for school districts;

Growing Minds Learning Center, which provides community living supports, respite services, behavior supports and ABA therapy for children with developmental and behavioral disabilities; and

CLiK, which provides behavior supports, ABA therapy, outpatient mental health services, social skills groups, and physical, speech and occupational therapies for children and adults.

Education Division
ChanceLight partners with 235 school districts nationwide. Its Ombudsman Educational Services alternative education solution has helped thousands of middle and high school students struggling with academic and behavioral issues achieve success. Ombudsman programs are designed for students who have not been successful in a traditional school setting and to help school districts improve graduation rates and decrease dropout rates.

ChanceLight’s special education solution, Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, helps students with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, emotional disturbance, behavioral challenges or other special needs meet their full potential academically, behaviorally and socially.

In 2015, both Ombudsman and Spectrum mark 40 years of service to young people.

About ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education
ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health & Education is the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children’s lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures.

Formerly known as Educational Services of America (ESA), ChanceLight serves more than 14,000 clients and students each day. ChanceLight Behavioral Health serves those with autism spectrum and other behavioral disorders, and pediatric developmental delays and physical challenges. ChanceLight Education includes our alternative education Ombudsman program, which partners with more than 120 school districts to serve at-risk students; and Spectrum Center Schools and Programs, which partners with more than 115 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs.

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