“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
As early as high school, Mary began pursuing her passion of working with children with special needs. It was during that time that she specifically felt the passion to serve families and children with autism. She began working with the Early Autism Project while obtaining a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University. While at Clemson, she worked and participated in several research studies surrounding children with ASD and other disabilities.
Shortly after graduating, Mary moved to Virginia to further her career in ABA. There, she served as the Clinical and Program Director for in-home and community based programs with Molina Healthcare and Providence Human Services. Later, She participated in the opening of Virginia Autism and Behavior Consulting’s first Pediatric Center serving children with ASD and several other disabilities.