Bright Beginnings provides Autism Services to clients in Durham, Kawartha Lakes, Quinte and Northumberland regions and is based out of Cobourg Ontario.

Bright Beginnings is an independent service that is owned and co-ordinated by myself, Mary MacNaull. My focus is on educating family members about the various principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. I provide program supervision as a Senior Therapist delivering OAP evidence based behavioural services to families who have hired their own Instructor Therapists to run in-home Intensive Behavioural Intervention Programs (ABA). Your child's Behavioural Plan and programs are also clinically overseen by Dr. Jeff Sherman, Clinician in Charge. I encourage the involvement of the parents while addressing questions and concerns in regards to their children's programs, behaviors, and overall development. Through regular home visits I assist in educating parents on evidence-based teaching strategies, and welcome the involvement of a parents as well as their input and ideas for their child's future goals.

Mission Statement

My mission is to provide high quality and effective programming, that is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, to clients and their families. Programming is specifically designed and individualized for each child's specialized learning needs. I provide the training, tools and resources needed to meet the everyday challenges of raising a child with autism. My programming helps children learn the academic, social, and daily living skills necessary in daily life. I strive to deliver these effective interventions with compassion, expertise, and professionalism.

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I have known and worked with Mary Mac Naull for the last ten years, both at the former BCTS. Centre and as a private Instructional Therapist. Mary has been my Program Supervisor for many of my clients over the last ten years. Mary has always shown professionalism, consideration for her clients, and the spirit of a team player. Mary has worked hard for her clients and has proved herself to be a tireless advocate for the autistic children in our community. Mary has furthered her education in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis to keep up to date with the latest strategies and methods to help her clients. Mary has shown her experience in being able to match the proper programs with her widely diverse clientele and have her clients show success on all levels. Mary has worked with children ranging in ages from 2-17. These children have a wide range of issues, from mild to severe autism. The continued success of Mary's clients are a testament to how hard she works for her clients and how much she enjoys her field of work.

Vicki Gilbert - Instructor Therapist