A Rainbow of Lessons

A Rainbow of Lessons we’ve learned along the way, as parents of a young adult with autism:   The benefits of using the Science of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach life-long skills. Lesson learned. Switching my daughter to a function-based curriculum and much needed life skills instead of continuing to work on academics with her […]


Liz Maher, MEd, BCBA (Lead Clinician)

I had a realization a few days ago, and I wanted to share.  Maybe as parents and caregivers of children with special needs you have all come to this realization already and I’m late to the party, but if not here we go…..Sarah is now 27 years old. Our goal is to have her be […]

The importance of the EFL “Necessary Ninth”: The Teaching Of Leisure Skills

Sarah Maher DataMTD

When I used to program for learners, I focused on communication and either catching them up to their peers if they were VB-MAPP kiddos, or that all important communication and daily living skills/functional academics/tolerating if they were EFL kiddos.  Not bad things to focus on, for sure! However, when our Sarah left school at 21 […]

Alternative Method Of Speaking Tool

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AMS Selection Tool – A Revolutionary Way to Select an Alternative Method of Speaking For nonverbal individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities, finding an effective alternative method of speaking is crucial. The AMS Selection Tool, developed by Dr. Patrick McGreevy and Troy Fry, provides a revolutionary way to select an alternative, primary method of […]