Our Mission Statement
We help people with autism and other developmental differences build connections and shape their futures.
Developmental Therapy Changes Lives
Positive Development believes you can change your life – and the world. As a team, we’re working diligently to do just that based on our five key values: Authenticity, respect, joy, team-first, and growth-mindedness. Through these tenets, we build connections and empower positive outcomes, one family at a time.
About Positive Development
While started in 2019, our company is rooted in decades of experience with autism and other developmental differences. We are parents, family members, self-advocates, and clinicians who believe deeply in the power of the developmental approach because we have seen firsthand how it has transformed our and our loved ones’ lives.
Our passion – indeed, our life’s work – is to build the evidence base for developmental therapy, expand access to more families, and pioneer best practices for clinical support and care for individuals.
Our Developmental Model
Positive Development follows the Developmental Relationship-Based Intervention (DRBI) model. This evidence-based approach has three primary components:
We meet the client wherever they are developmentally and interact with them on their level.
We learn how the client processes the world around them. What are they experiencing and feeling? What are their strengths? What is their therapy experience and what are their goals?
From this foundational knowledge, we can build relationships based on fun, positive interactions and support every client to be the best they can be.