“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori
A free monthly newsletter with articles, interviews, and free teaching resources.
Free online tutorials providing a basic overview of different issues in Autism.
Online small group training classes to help you learn proven strategies for helping your children or students.
A simple, innovative tool for online fundraising for Autism organizations/support groups and family needs, such as funding an ABA program, Autism service dog, or private school.
Free Teaching Materials
Flash cards, social skill stories, and theme units (sets of flashcards, books, and activities about different topics).
About Founder Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed.
Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed., Founder of PositivelyAutism.com, is currently an ABA Interventionist for home-based ABA programs and is pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Autism research. She holds a Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Her teaching experience includes ABA programs, Montessori preschool, middle/high school social skills classes, private school autism consultation, and elementary school inclusion.
Ms. Caldwell creates intervention programs for all ages based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), incidental teaching, social narratives, and visual support strategies. Additionally, Ms. Caldwell trains future teachers on Autism and classroom positive behavior supports. Ms. Caldwell's awards and recognition include selection for Project STARS: Systematic Training for Autism Researchers and School Personnel and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
“Nicole is highly knowledgeable and passionate about the creation and implementation of effective and functional interventions for children with autism and their families. Moreover, Nicole is a very deep thinker and hard worker. Nicole consistently amazes me with her intelligent, creative, and thorough contributions! An asset to any team hoping to positively impact the lives of children with autism and their families.” – Kelly, ABA Program Consultant
“Nicole's strengths have always been her kind and nurturing rapport with the students as well as her way of teaching, her innovative style in creating interesting and engaging teaching activities, [and] skills in integrating technology.” - Juli, Special Education Teacher
“This past July, my four year old son [name removed for confidentiality] was diagnosed with ASD. He is doing really well and making great progress each and every day. I have been meaning to drop you a line for some time now to say Thank You! Your site is one of the first that I found. It has provided a wealth of knowledge, information, and ways to help improve my big guy's life. Continue what you are doing, you are inspiring.” – Melanie, Parent