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 working with our son for the past two and a half years and we couldn't be happier with his progress. Obtaining services and navigating funding can be a minefield, but Mary makes the process so much easier. She is knowledgeable, organized, and very good at what she does. And our son is always delighted to see her on a "Mary Day"!

Roxanne & Lester F.