ABLS Supervisory Staff
Jill McGrale Maher, MS, BCBA
Certified Special Educator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ms. McGrale received her Master’s degree and completed coursework for the doctoral program in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas and has her BS in Special Education/Elementary Education from Keene State College. She has nearly 30 years’ experience working with students with autism and other developmental disorders with varying degrees of learning and behavioral needs, both in private and public settings. Ms. McGrale Maher has consulting appointments in a variety of states nationally and has conducted a wide range of applied research. Her areas of interest and expertise include developing programs to decrease challenging behaviors, developing teaching programs for students of all learning profiles and levels, designing programming to promote independence and success in inclusive environments, teaching social skills, conducting functional behavior assessments (FBAs), and developing and implementing staff and parent education programs. In addition to her wide array of clinical skills, Ms McGrale Maher also has experience in organizational behavior management and has started several programs in public schools for students with autism based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.