I have worked with children with Autism for over 17 years in both the United States and Taiwan. I was very fortunate to learn from the creator of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, Dr. Ivar Lovaas, when I was at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). My knowledge of ABA grew significantly during my graduate studies with Dr. R. Douglas Greer and his team of professors at Columbia University. At that time, all my professors were teaching me the necessary skills to help others. I didn’t know what they were preparing me for would eventually help my own son. I am forever grateful to them for all they taught me.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work as an ABA therapist in a variety of settings that include hospitals, public and private schools, gyms for children, as well as in homes ranging from multi-million dollar mansions to low income housing. The people I have worked with have varied as well from Puerto Ricans, Latinos, Middle Eastern, African Americans, Jewish, to Asians. My students have ranged from 18 months to 20 years old with various levels of functioning. I am thankful for all the families with whom I have worked for. I was there to teach them, but the experience of helping them taught me to be a better therapist.
The Fengyuan Education Foundation
This website was created in partnership with the Fengyuan Education Foundation in Taiwan. The foundation was established in 1983. Throughout its 40 year history, its aim has been to improve cultural standards, promote academic development, and encourage literary and artistic creation.
In October 2020, the Autism Care Project was established to focus on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. This treatment for people with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the most researched and widely used form of therapy in the world. The goal of the project is to promote the science of ABA as well as provide ABA services for children and adults with ASD in Taiwan.