Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is THE MOST proven therapy for children with autism with decades of solid research supporting it.


But, sorting through the advice and finding the right ABA strategies to implement immediately has been nearly impossible……..until now.

I am Dr. Mary Barbera and it is my passion to help autism professionals and parents. Over the past almost 2 decades since my son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism, I became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), earned a PhD, and have been studying autism and ABA. I also published the best-selling book, The Verbal Behavior Approach, which is now available in several languages.

Over the past few years I have synthesized the most valuable information and developed my own step-by-step procedures to teach others to implement proven ABA strategies and programming within homes and schools around the world. In 2015, launched Autism ABA Help: An Online Program for Professionals and “Gung-Ho” Parents, which has already been completed by participants from 40 Countries and 6 Continents.

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Autism & ABA: Prove Strategies for Toddlers Through Teens

Official  Bio


After working as a RN since the mid-1980's, Mary Barbera, PhD, RN, BCBA-D "fell" into the autism world in 1999 when her first-born son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism one day before his 3rd birthday. Mary quickly transformed from overwhelmed parent to Lucas' advocate and therapist. In 2003, Mary became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and began working in schools and homes with hundreds of children with autism. In 2007, May published her first best selling book (The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders). Her book is endorsed by many professionals in the field as well as parents and is now available in several languages. In 2011, Mary earned a PhD in Leadership and, since then has been systematizing her methods for working with young children with autism and has focused most of her time on training and empowering other around the world. In 2015, she published an e-book (More Talking, Less Tantrums) and launched Autism ABA Help: An Online Program for Professionals and "Gung-Ho" Parents, which has already reached participants from over 40 countries.