September 14, 2021
Recent news articles concerning allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse at the Oxford Recovery Center (“Oxford”) have been brought to the attention of the MiBAP Board of Directors. As such, we felt it important to address these allegations to our membership and constituent stakeholders throughout the communities we serve.
As a provider organization, MiBAP was founded, in part, to ensure the ethical and sustainable delivery of Applied Behavior Analysis services throughout the state of Michigan. We have tirelessly advocated on behalf of our membership and the kids, parents, and members of the communities we represent. We have supported the Michigan Autism community through the COVID-19 pandemic, and have done so proudly and oftentimes, bravely. To this day, it is our foremost mission to serve our patients and families and to see them thrive.
With the above in mind, we are extremely concerned about the myriad of allegations against the Oxford Recovery Center and its staff members. While we are in the opening phases of understanding what was and is occurring behind the doors at Oxford, we are determined to assist all children, clients, constituents, and the relevant authorities in ensuring that the providers serving the Michigan Autism community are held to account for any actions that may harm those we all are dedicated to serving.
It should be noted that Oxford is not, nor have they ever been, a member of the Michigan Behavior Analysis Providers Association. Irrespective of this fact, MiBAP remains steadfast in our commitment to protect our communities from wrongdoing such as is alleged to have occurred at Oxford and will work diligently to assist the relevant authorities in making sure that the allegations are investigated and, if appropriate, prosecuted to the fullest possible extent.
MiBAP Board of Directors