In the world of autism education and therapy, the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) is a cornerstone tool. Developed by Dr. Mark Sundberg, VB-MAPP has helped countless professionals assess and track the language, learning, and social skills of children with autism. However, with the rise of unauthorized VB-MAPP PDF(s) and excel sheets circulating online, there are serious concerns about trademark infringement and HIPAA compliance. At Data Makes the Difference, we are committed to addressing these issues and providing solutions that uphold the highest standards of security and legal integrity.

The Problem with Unauthorized VB-MAPP PDFs

Unauthorized VB-MAPP PDFs and excel sheets pose several risks:

  1. Trademark Infringement: Dr. Sundberg’s VB-MAPP is a registered trademark. Unauthorized distribution of VB-MAPP materials violates these trademark protections, undermining the intellectual property rights of the creator.
  2. HIPAA Non-Compliance: These unauthorized files are often shared without proper security measures, leading to potential breaches of sensitive information. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), any tool or document used in patient care must adhere to strict privacy and security regulations.
  3. Validity: Unauthorized PDFs or excel sheets may be completely inaccurate or outdated, compromising the validity of the assessment and potentially leading to incorrect conclusions and interventions.

Our Initiative for Compliance and Security

At Data Makes the Difference, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Dr. Mark Sundberg to eliminate unauthorized VB-MAPP PDFs and excel sheets from circulation. Our initiative focuses on two key areas:

  1. Education and Awareness: We are launching an educational campaign to inform educators, therapists, and parents about the risks associated with using unauthorized VB-MAPP materials. This campaign will highlight the importance of using official VB-MAPP tools to ensure compliance with trademark and HIPAA regulations.
  2. Providing Secure, Authorized Alternatives: To make the transition away from unauthorized materials easier, we are offering discounted access to official VB-MAPP tools through our platform. Our goal is to make these tools accessible to everyone, regardless of financial constraints. Discounts will range up to 100% for those in need, ensuring that no one is left without the necessary resources.

Ensuring HIPAA Compliance

Our platform at Data Makes the Difference is designed with HIPAA compliance at its core. Here’s how we ensure the highest standards of privacy and security:

  • Secure Data Storage: All data is stored in HIPAA-compliant servers with robust encryption to protect sensitive information.
  • Access Controls: We implement strict access controls to ensure that only authorized personnel can view or edit patient data.
  • Regular Audits: Our systems undergo regular security audits to identify and address potential vulnerabilities.

The Importance of Using Official VB-MAPP Tools

Using official VB-MAPP tools not only protects patient information but also supports the ongoing development and improvement of these vital resources. When you use authorized tools, you are directly contributing to the sustainability of research and the creation of new, innovative solutions in autism therapy.


At Data Makes the Difference, we are committed to providing secure, compliant, and accessible tools for autism education and therapy. Our partnership with Dr. Mark Sundberg represents a significant step forward in ensuring that VB-MAPP is used responsibly and ethically. By eliminating unauthorized PDFs and excel sheets, we are protecting both the integrity of the VB-MAPP trademark and the privacy of those who rely on these tools.

We invite you to join us in this important initiative. Together, we can ensure that VB-MAPP continues to be a trusted resource for years to come, providing invaluable support to children with autism and their families.

For more information and to access official VB-MAPP tools, visit Data Makes the Difference.



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