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.
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.
Mary interacts very positively with her students and is always willing to listen to parents ideas and incorporate them in developing programs for kids. She is pleasant and approachable. She listens to the therapist and is able to create customized programs to suite to a child's unique needs