During Marci’s expansive autism career, she has worked in private practice, hospitals, a prison medical facility (whoa!), outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and schools. She has worked throughout the United States, England, Ireland, and Kenya, Africa.
Her specialties culminated when she worked in the most restrictive educational environment for The Menta Group as the school’s innovative occupational therapist! There, she refined her skills as, “The Mary Poppins of Autism” by developing nonverbal communication systems, behavior management systems, powerful sensory calming strategies, and alternatives to physical restraints.
Marci is the author of:
The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Autism: A mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Succeed
A Parent’s Guide To Relating To, Understanding And Communicating With Your Autistic Child and Relating With Autism For Educators, Therapists and Medical Professionals.
She is a dynamic speaker and loves educating autism parents, extended families, and professionals. She focuses on the underlying causes of challenging behaviors, distinguishing between tantrums, sensory overload and meltdowns and how to have fun with your child with autism! Marci is a featured writer for My Autism Team, We Are Beautiful Magazine, and The Autism Notebook.
In Marci’s international private practice, she offers loving support for families in her online training programs, her three day Comprehensives, and professional consulting in autism classrooms for therapists and medical professionals. Marci provides successful alternatives to physical managements and restraints through the use of her Sensory Overload System (SOS)™. The focal point of Marci’s work is teaching parents and professionals how to use nonverbal intuitive communication to better understand the needs of not-so-verbal and nonverbal autistic children.