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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 infrastructureless 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

Florida Autism Center (FAC) was founded in 2005 by Chryssy Moor, and serves the autism community with center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida. They have several Ph.D. level employees and consultants on staff in addition to 67 BCBA’s and 15 BCaBA’s. They were recently acquired by Blue Sprig Autism, one of the premier providers in ABA therapy in the United States. Collectively, they have nearly 200 locations and an estimated 2,700 employees.

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The Challenge

As a growing healthcare organization, Florida Autism Center needed a technological infrastructure that would support their rapid growth, establish consistency throughout the agency and ensure that the organization was HIPAA compliant.

Over the 5 years that Florida Autism had been a client of Next Horizon’s, they had grown precipitously, causing us to add on services and make adjustments to our IT strategy. However, the biggest challenge came when Blue Sprig acquired Florida Autism. Blue Sprig was using a physical IT Infrastructure. They would need to be moved toward an infrastructureless environment in order for smooth operations and communication amongst their combined 200 locations.

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