Our Board of Advisors
Paul Livelli, Ph.D.
Twenty-one years ago, Paul began his career in special education as a one-to-one aide for a student with autism in Virginia. Later he became the vocational coordinator for students with developmental disabilities at this first school. He has been a special education teacher for students with autism, emotional disturbance, and juvenile offenders in both public and private programs. Paul worked for a large behavioral health hospital running six special education schools for students with autism throughout the State of Maryland. Currently he works with families and school systems to improve the services for students with special needs. He continues to present at many conferences both nationally and internationally on educating students with disabilities whom exhibit significant behavioral difficulties. Paul also teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Maryland in the severe disabilities program. In his latest endeavor, Paul is consulting with Mountain Creek Farms to enhance programming for adults with disabilities in the Shenandoah Valley where individuals are supported in living and working independently.