About Us

Learn about Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention and our impact on the Autism community.

About Us- Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention

Empower Behavioral Health & Intervention provides these three primary ways to access our services:  

1. Autism diagnosis and testing (via our Behavioral Health Clinic in Columbus, Ohio) 

2. Center-based, full-day Autism therapies including ABA, Mental Health, Speech & OT, Transition Services, IEP- Services, etc. (via our Autism Intervention Center in Columbus, Ohio) 

3. Home and community-based, hourly Autism therapies including Case Management, Mental Health services, waiver-based HPC & transportation (via our Community Services primarily in Columbus, Zanesville, and Sandusky, Ohio)  

Our evidence-based, multi-disciplinary therapy services ensure success in the home, school, workplace, and community.


Empower was originally founded as Haugland Therapy Services by Michele LaMarche, Dr. Morten Haugland, and Jason R. Ramage in 2013 to provide services to students enrolled at Haugland Learning Center (now known as New Story Schools), which operates charter schools for children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. Since that time Haugland Therapy Services has changed its name to Empower and has expanded to provide services at schools, therapy centers, in homes, and in the community throughout Ohio. Additionally, Empower operates the Autism Intervention Center.