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Welcome to my website.  I have been working for thirty years learning to understand, and then create positive development in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and also with their families.  Currently my work focuses on six professional interest areas:

  • Clinical Services -- Individual and Family Therapy
  • Training and Consultation with Minnesota School Districts
  • Community Based Social Interaction/Social Enjoyment Groups for young people with ASD from 11 years old through 27 years old
  • Assisting Professionals and Parents around the World Create and Maintain Social Enjoyment Groups
  • Working with Parents and Other Organizations to Assist Young Adults with ASD become Successfully Employed
  • Working with the Search Institute to Create Data Collections Systems to Document the Development of Skills in Group Participants


Please click on the green tabs above the heading in order to learn more about these services.

Please contact me for further information at jmerges@mac.com



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