About Us

Bright Beginnings is an independent service that is owned and co-ordinated by myself, Mary MacNaull. I am an experienced professional in the ABA field, with over sixteen years of experience working with children and youth with autism and developmental delays. I have worked with many children with autism spectrum disorder both in centre-based settings and home-based settings. I have worked with a broad range of clients ranging in age from two to eighteen years of age, covering all areas of the spectrum including clients with severe behavioural difficulties.

Dr. Jeff Sherman, is the supervising Clinical Psychologist with whom I have been working with since 2002. Dr. Sherman is responsible for the Clinical Supervision for our DFO families. He is a widely known psychologist active in the Durham Region and the outlying areas, reaching as far as Ottawa. He has worked with children, youths and adults with Autism and other special needs since 1975 and is a well-respected member of the autism treatment community.

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Mary has been our Senior therapist for just over 2 years now. She is very in tune with our child and the programs that he needs. My instructor therapist finds Mary very easy to work with. Mary is very approachable and easy to talk to. She is professional and our son enjoys her visits to our home. Having a team that works together so well makes our lives smoother. It is nice to go to work every day when you know that your child is getting the best support possible.
Thanks Mary for your love and care of our child.