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 […]

Data Makes The Difference and more…

VB-MAPP Application

Welcome to Data Makes the Difference, a company dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities through our innovative products and services. Our company is proud to offer two unique products – the VB-MAPP app and Essential For Living app – that have helped countless professionals and […]