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Make A Difference in Children




We are a private group of special education and early intervention providers that believes we CAN “make a difference” in the lives of each and every child we serve. At Make a Difference in Children (MDC), we provide evidence-based, behavioral and educational services to young children on the autism spectrum, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

We are committed to working together with families and schools to provide reliable, consistent and high quality programming which will enable the child to learn to his/her potential for success in education, social interactions and independence.

“It made a difference to that one”


While walking the beach, a man saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the sea.

As he came closer, he saw thousands of starfish the tide had thrown onto the beach. Unable to return to the ocean during low tide, the starfish were dying. He observed a young boy picking up the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the ocean.

After watching the seemingly futile effort, the observer said, “There must be thousands of starfish on this beach. It would be impossible for you to save all of them. There are simply too many. You can’t possibly make a difference.”

The young boy smiled as he picked up another starfish and tossed it back into the ocean. “It made a difference to that one,” he replied.

He was making a huge difference to a few starfish.

by Loren Eisley



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