Guiding the Autism Landscape

Empowering Synergy is a team of corporate strategy consultants, due diligence consulting advisors and executive management solution providers. We are dedicated to the healthcare field with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorder and behavioral healthcare.


With decades of experience and a track record that includes building, managing and selling one of the most successful and respected autism service providers in America, the work we do is reflected in our values: knowing that individuals and organizations can be empowered to make positive, sustainable changes that improve their business, their lives and the lives of others.


Led by Dr. Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D, the company was founded around a specific mission and goal to add value to the autism and behavioral healthcare industry. As one of the field’s most respected autism subject matter experts, she is also known for her strong business acumen and experience in starting, growing and selling a large business.


“I help investors understand the autism provider landscape and analyze acquisition targets, as well as help service providers improve their service delivery, optimize outcomes for consumers, and increase the value of their businesses.”

Among our strengths and competencies, in the due diligence process, we quickly and efficiently identify the strengths and weaknesses in direct service companies and pinpoint their differentiating factors, thereby providing valuable insight for investors in order to guide investment decisions and deal pricing.


Generally, investors are very good at assessing a company’s value from a business and financial perspective, but not at understanding the autism landscape and clinical models. Together, we can help autism companies identify potential competitors and advise on how best to grow and scale, be competitive, recruit, train and retain good talent while managing regulatory environments.


Empowering Synergy brings an understanding and perspective of the growing autism industry and its respective services that few people can boast.


Connect today to find out more about how Empowering Synergy can help you and your organization prosper.

"It was wonderful to work with Ronit as she is a very dynamic expert with solid strategic vision and technical expertise that helped drive thorough analysis, investment thesis validation, and actionable recommendations. Ronit’s clinical background coupled with her strong business acumen and experience in founding, growing and selling businesses in the autism treatment space makes her one of the most respected subject matter experts in the space."

Mario Moreno, Principal at Capricorn Healthcare

what we do

Autism & Behavioral Healthcare

Guiding your investment decisions and business growth in the autism industry

corporate consulting

Optimize your business to support your long-range vision

due diligence & Management

Broad insight into the state of the autism industry that few others can offer

Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Our founder is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur

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Our founder is a dynamic senior executive and entrepreneur who combines strategic vision and technical prowess to drive business initiatives. A behavioral healthcare consulting specialist, she is recognized for her ability to advance and manage significant growth in the autism services industry.

Autism Industry Thought Leader

Accomplished Behavioral Healthcare Specialist

Catalyst for Organizational Transformation

Multi-Dimensional & Passionate Leader

High-Value Relationship Development Expert

Instigator of Meaningful Change

Ronit Molko Autism Matters

About Dr. Ronit Molko

Dr. Ronit Molko is the founder and principal of Empowering Synergy. Recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities and behavioral healthcare, she is a dynamic senior executive, entrepreneur and strategist.  


In 2001, Dr. Molko cofounded Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST), which grew into a highly respected, multi-state provider of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2014, she sold her company to Learn It Systems, a private equity backed strategic buyer, and then served as President of Autism Services for the combined family of companies until early 2016.


Today, as CEO and Principal of Empowering Synergy, Dr. Molko conducts due diligence for investors. She also consults as an expert in the field of service delivery for healthcare, with a special focus on behavioral healthcare and companies that provide services to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities.


In 2018, she released her latest work, “Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers and the Autism Community to Advance Autism Services,” published by ForbesBooks, in which she takes a critical look at the autism services industry and identifies opportunities for advancement of services and business.


Over the course of her career, Dr. Molko has developed and maintained strong working relationships with regulators and third party payers, among whom she is known for protecting her client’s services in the face of significant regulatory change. She has driven strategies to diversify revenue streams, increase profitability and improve efficiency while driving excellence in client programming and service delivery. Through AST, she and her team empowered thousands of individuals on the autism spectrum, helping them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives and fulfill their dreams. For her, it is a true passion, and a personal mission.


A graduate of Harvard Business School’s three-year Owner/President Management program, Dr. Molko holds a Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science and Family Life from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and is a licensed clinical psychologist in both California and Washington, and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.


Dr. Molko is currently a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Autism Society of America and the Galt Foundation, which places individuals with disabilities in the workforce, and a member of Women’s President Organization. She has been actively involved in many healthcare-based committees and organizations throughout her career.


In recognition of her achievements in business as well as her leadership abilities, Dr. Molko has received several awards, including the Mickey Weiss Award for Outstanding Alumni from the American Jewish University, the World of Difference 100 Award in Education from the International Alliance for Women, an Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine, and the Smart Leader Award from Orange County’s Smart Leaders. Most recently, she was recognized with a 2017 Woman of Influence Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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Dr. Molko currently serves on the board of the Galt Foundation and the Los Angeles chapter of the Autism Society of America, and is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization at the local and platinum levels.