Mary began working with individuals with autism as a one-to-one therapist in 2002 while attending UNLV. It was during this time she changed careers from a major in English to one in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Mary excelled as a one-to-one therapist in the home and school, and received training using the Lovaas Model under the direct of the UCLA Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children, and LIFE.
Mary was hired as a Behavior Consultant with The Lovaas Center in 2007. Mary has since become a Supervising Consultant responsible for training consultants, refining curriculum, and attending Individual Education Programs (IEP’s). Mary was instrumental in starting the Building Up and Developing Social/ Life Skills (BUDS) with Grant a Gift Autism Foundation, which now helps over 30 children with autism mainstream in typical environments each year.
Mary has received 24 hours of environmental safety and restraint from certified Safety Care staff, and is certified in CPR.
Mary is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has a Master’s degree in Education and Clinical Studies.