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The Stepping Stones group acquires the Center for Behavioral, Educational and Social Therapies (CBEST)


BOSTON, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Stepping Stones Group (Stepping Stones), a leading national provider of therapeutic, behavioral, autism, nursing and educational services for children in school, home and community, is pleased to to announce the acquisition of the Center for Behavioral, Educational, and Social Therapies (CBEST), a provider of ABA services in the greater Los Angeles Region.

“Dr. Shah Bahador has built a high-quality, mission-driven organization and I look forward to partnering with him to expand our behavioral services and transform more lives in the world. Los Angeles region,” remarked Tim MurphyChairman and CEO of the Stepping Stones Group.

“I am thrilled to join Stepping Stones. Their national reach and resources will enable us to better make a difference in the lives of children,” said Dr. Shah Bahador, Founder, Clinical Director and CEO of CBEST.

Shah Bahador will assume the role of Clinical Director and will report to Antoine RintalaPresident and COO, K-12 practice.

Hexagon Capital Alliance, a leading M&A firm, represented CBEST in this transaction.

About the Stepping Stones Band

The Stepping Stones Group is a leading provider of therapeutic and behavioral services for children, including those with special needs and autism. The company serves more than 1,000 customers and 300,000 children each year in 45 states. With over 30 years of experience, our team consists of over 8,000 staff, including licensed clinicians and specialist educators, dedicated to delivering high quality therapeutic and behavioral services. For more information: https://thesteppingstonesgroup.com/.

About the Center for Behavioral, Educational and Social Therapies (CBEST)

Established in 2002, CBEST offers behavioral therapy to students with neurodevelopmental and/or emotional disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, speech/language problems and specific learning disabilities. For more information: https://www.centerbest.com/

SOURCE The Stepping Stones Group