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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We have received service from Mary for almost 6 years. Mary's credentials, program composition and the ability to accommodate the particular needs of our son continue to be demonstrated time and time again. Her dedication, personal attention and care are a huge factor in the many successes our son has achieved. She is always as excited as we are about his accomplishments. Mary is a true advocate well beyond the therapy environment. She cares about our son and her individualized program compositions incorporate all aspects of his life including: academics, short-term goals, life skills and long-term goals. There is always an open and regular line of communication. Mary actively listens to our ideas that we have based on our and our sons needs and incorporates these ideas into his programming. ?Our son is happy, fun loving and finally has the ability to communicate with us and others. He has made tremendous progress in his behavior and academics.
Thank you Mary!

The Thompson Family, Courtice