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Florida Autism: A 2021 Healthcare IT Case Study

Next Horizon Improves IT Infrastructure for Three Brands across 189 Locations

Next Horizon became Florida Autism’s first IT Managed Service provider in 2016. Since then, they have grown from 24 to 96 locations. Upon acquisition from Blue Sprig, one of the premier providers for ABA therapy in the country, Next Horizon has also taken on another 93 locations as we are helping them move to an infrastructure-less environment.

Project Highlights

  • 189 Locations and Roughly 2,700 employees Across the Country
  • Performed an Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration
  • Nearly 100% Uptime

The Client

To provide some background to this IT case study, Chryssy Moor founded the Florida Autism Center (FAC) in 2005. Additionally, the center actively provides center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida to serve the autism community. Moreover, the staff includes several Ph.D. level employees and consultants, along with 67 BCBA’s and 15 BCaBA’s. Furthermore, Blue Sprig Autism, one of the premier providers in ABA therapy in the United States, recently acquired them. Consequently, together, they operate nearly 200 locations and employ an estimated 2,700 individuals. In conclusion, this collaboration signifies a significant expansion and impact within the field of ABA therapy.

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The Challenge

As a thriving healthcare organization, Florida Autism Center sought a robust IT infrastructure to support rapid growth, ensure consistency, and maintain HIPAA compliance. Over 5 years as a Next Horizon client, growth prompted service additions and IT strategy adjustments. Furthermore, the pivotal moment arose with Blue Sprig’s acquisition of Florida Autism. Consequently, this transitioned the organization from a physical IT infrastructure to an infrastructureless environment for seamless operations. In this case study, we will explore the IT transformation, showcasing the evolution and success of this strategic shift.

The Solution

Next Horizon helped Florida Autism Center build capacity with IT managed services and cloud computing. We provide help-desk support, computer inventory and staff training, and help maintain critical security compliance. However, as Blue Sprig came on board, they needed to be fully converted to a cloud-based infrastructure.

We started with an Office 365 tenant to tenant migration which was a large undertaking considering their 2,700 employees a 189 locations. To increase data security and integrity across all devices, we deployed a desktop management system via Microsoft Intune. For easy access and usability of files, we instituted a file structure supported through SharePoint online.

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The Results

Systematically, we are taking Blue Sprig’s physical servers and operations and convert them to the cloud for greater flexibility and efficiency. While we are not done with the conversion, our team is continuing to work with all stakeholders to bring Blue Sprig and Florida Autism into 2021 with an IT infrastructure that can sustain and facilitate growth while also enhancing HIPAA compliance. By working with Next Horizon, Blue Sprig and Florida Autism have reduced their IT costs, significantly reduced downtime and improved data security.

Project Highlights

  • 189 Locations and Roughly 2,700 employees Across the Country
  • Performed an Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration
  • Nearly 100% Uptime


I am comfortable and confident in their ability to help us create consistency throughout all of our centers. Next Horizon is very responsive to all of our needs and I fully recommend them.

  • Florida Autism
  • CEO