Children with autism (or signs of autism) need to be directly taught language, self care, and social skills while reducing problem behaviors.


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

I am Dr. Mary Barbera and it is my passion to help parents and professionals learn the best ways to help children diagnosed with autism (or just showing signs).  Over the past 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 am also the author of the best-selling book, The Verbal Behavior Approach, and look forward to the publication of my new book, Turn Autism Around:  An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism which will be published 3/30/21!. 

Over the past few years I have synthesized the most valuable information and developed the Turn Autism Around approach to teach others to implement proven strategies to increase language, self-care, and social skills within homes and schools around the world. My online courses for parents of toddlers, parents of older children, and professionals have already been completed by participants from over 80 different countries spanning 6 continents.

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Official  Bio


Mary Lynch Barbera, Ph.D., RN, BCBA-D, “fell” into the autism world in the late 1990s when her first-born son Lucas started showing signs of autism. Over the past two decades, Mary has transformed from an overwhelmed and confused parent to a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and the author of The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders. Mary is an award-winning international speaker, podcaster, and online course creator. Her mission is to help parents and professionals turn autism (or signs of autism) around for millions of children around the world. Mary's second book, Turn Autism Around: An Action Guide for Parents of Young Children with Early Signs of Autism will be published on March 30, 2021 with Hay House. This book with the foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin, will empower and help parents turn things around for young children with language and social delays, or who have difficulty with excessive tantrums, sleeping, eating a variety of foods and potty training. With 1:6 children having developmental disorders and approximately 1:50 being diagnosed with autism, this new book will help millions of parents, grandparents, caregivers and early intervention professionals with step-by-step strategies. For more information search "Mary Autism + (topic you're struggling with)" or go to MaryBarbera.com.