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About Us


 


Our Mission


We empower families impacted by autism to achieve independence and guarantee the best quality of life for our Intercare kids.


We are a family-run, family-focused therapy provider of evidence-based services. Our work is proven to help children and young adults diagnosed with autism and related disorders.

We value compassion, communication and collaboration in our approach to therapy, recognizing and celebrating the individuality of each and every one of our Intercare kids while applying proven, time-tested therapeutic treatment approaches.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Timeline

 

1979

Pioneering Speech Pathologist, Naomi Heller, starts Intercare Therapy from her home garage in Santa Monica, California. First patients are senior citizens in need of speech therapy. Her son, Noni (now Intercare CEO) is born in same year.




1990

Diagnosis rates for autism increase dramatically, with more pediatric clients on the spectrum. School-district- and state-funded regional centers call on Intercare Therapy to create programs to fit their needs. Intercare begins transition from focus on senior speech services to pediatric autism services.




 

2009

Leaving a rich personal and professional legacy behind her, Naomi passes and Noni steps in as CEO. Intercare transitions exclusively to services rooted in evidence-based practices, grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).




 

2012

SB 946 Law passes in the State of California, requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder as a medical necessity. Immediately allows more families to gain access to Intercare’s services throughout the state.




 

 

 

 

2014

Intercare's newest office opens in Sacramento.




  

2016

Intercare opened two new offices--one in Orange County and our first out of state office in Denver, Colorado.




 

 

 

 

 

2018

Intercare opens in Inland Empire, California and the company participates in its 20th autism walk; now with hundreds of miles walked, is an established pillar in the autism community.

 

 

 

 

 


 

2020

To meet the needs of families impacted by COVID-19, Intercare begins providing telehealth services.
Intercare is named #14 on Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine's Best Workplaces in Healthcare 2020.




 



















































































































 

 

1980

Intercare moves into first office space in Santa Monica, with a small staff





 

 

 

2003

Noni starts work at Intercare as Behavior Interventionist: soon thereafter, decides to pursue his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Intercare now has 30 employees.





 

 

2011

Intercare opens office in West Covina to serve San Gabriel Valley families.





 

 

 

2013

SB 946 Law passes in the State of California, requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder as a medical necessity. Immediately allows more families to gain access to Intercare’s services throughout the state.


 


2015

With five locations, Intercare employs nearly 400 dedicated staff members and counts number of families served in the many thousands.





 

 

 

2017

Intercare is awarded the Inc. 5000 award and the prestigious "Great Place to Work" Certification; a reflection of the passionate team's commitment to the Intercare mission! Continues to receive both awards every year since then. Intercare opens second out of state office in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

  

2019

Intercare celebrates its 40th anniversary and expands services to San Diego, California and its third out of state office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
New studies emerge indicating that 1 in 40 children are identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

 

                     


 

 

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