Interventions Unlimited on Growth “Watch” List

Interventions Unlimited, Inc. Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor


August 30, 2016

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Leading Central Florida Autism Therapy Provider Recognized for Client Care, Innovation and Business Success

Orlando, FL –    Interventions Unlimited (IU), a leading provider of high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for individuals with Autism and other learning and behavioral difficulties, has been named a 2016 Florida Companies to Watch.   IU is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years and was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

Interventions Unlimited earned its recognition as a Florida Companies to Watch based upon the competitive advantage it has established through the superior quality of care it gives to its clients and families; the innovation and entrepreneurial style it brings to its work; and its extensive and meaningful  involvement in the Central Florida community. It is these and other factors that distinguished IU as a company with an ever increasing ability to grow and made it one of the 50 Florida Companies to Watch award winners.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

“We are very proud to be a winner of the Florida Companies to Watch Award,” commented Jing Zhou, Interventions Unlimited CEO and Clinical Director. “Our team is thankful to be identified as a company that is expected to grow on the strength of our ability to make a difference every day for children with autism or other special needs and their families. We are passionate about our work and feel honored to be recognized.”

 “This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies,” said Dr. O’Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

The 50 companies named the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,200 employees between 2012 and 2015.

Together, the companies project a 30 percent increase in revenue and 33 percent increase in job growth in 2016.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized November 3rd at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando.

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About Interventions Unlimited

Interventions Unlimited is a pre-eminent provider of high quality ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Therapy for individuals with Autism, and other learning or behavioral difficulties. ABA is the leading, research-based methodology proven to bring about positive, meaningful change in behavior in individuals with autism and learning challenges. Our mission is to enable children to achieve maximum potential in their homes, schools, and communities by teaching them adaptive skills and behaviors. Website:

About GrowFL

GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website:

About the Edward Lowe Foundation

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.




Interventions Unlimited and Autism Speaks
Blue Horizon Event

JetBlue, Orlando airport host autism travel program

Interventions Unlimited and Alpine Academy were very grateful that we could be part of the Blue Horizon event hosted by JetBlue and Autism Speaks. Our Director, Jing Zhou gave a brief training to the JetBlue employees and volunteers prior to families arriving at the gate. We are so pround of our team.

i4 Business Magazine
i4 Business Magazine

Interventions Unlimited was in the Spring 2015 issue of FL TREP

FL Trep is a part of the i4 Business magazine, a premiere business magazine in the metro Orlando community.  Click here to check out the online version.

SBA Award
SBA Award

Our Director, Jing Zhou won 2014 SBA State of Florida Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year Award

Jing Zhou, Director of Alpine Academy and President of Interventions Unlimited, Inc. has been named the State of Florida Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year. Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) North Florida District Director, made the announcement at the 2014 Small Business Awards Luncheon held on May 20th in Orlando.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said Zhou has “set a wonderful example for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to follow.”

“This award is for all the children and parents who inspire us every day, as well as all of our dedicated therapists and staff, and all the wonderful people who have contributed to our success,” said Zhou.

Jing's award acceptance speech on Youtube.

AACC Golden Dragon Award
Golden Daragon Award

Our Director, Jing Zhou was awarded "2014 Asian Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida

Annually the AACC recognizes outstanding leadership, initiative, contribution, and positive impact to our Central Florida community. Jing Zhou's record of innovation, her dedication to the special needs community, and business success serves as a role model to inspire other entrepreneurs nationwide.

Jing is grateful to the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida for their recognition!!

Congratulations, Jing! We are very proud and celebrate her award!

Interventions Unlimited was awarded "Service Provider of the Year" by P.T.P.T.

We would love to thank "Putting the Pieces Together" for awarding Interventions Unlimited with the 2014 Service Provider of the Year. Thank you to all the parents of PTPT for being great advocates for our children.

Walk Now for Autism
Autism Speaks

Team Alpine Academy and Interventions Unlimited raised over $4600 for Autism Speaks and is a top provider fund raising team.

We appreciate all the families and our staff members for joining our team. Your support has raised awareness and funds to help change the lives for all affected by autism. We are the top provider funder raising team for WalkNow for Autism. WAY TO GO TEAM!