Lora Perry joins as Behavioral Consultant

Lora Perry, MS, BCBA has joined Independence Association as a Behavioral Consultant, supporting clients of Independence Association and other agencies who will benefit from specialized behavioral services.

Ms. Perry became one of Maine’s first Board-Certified Behavior Analysts in 2004, after she founded a Brunswick-based program to support children with autism. She has developed, led and consulted to organizations focused on serving individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities and emotional/behavioral challenges, combining both her knowledge of clinical programming and her business management skills.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Perry was an executive with Providence Service Corporation, a global human services organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Perry served as the National Director of Autism Services for Providence, focused on data-driven treatment planning, progress monitoring, resource utilization, and outcome monitoring.

As the parent of twin sons with autism, Ms. Perry started the Merrymeeting Center for Child Development in 2000, a school and treatment center for children with autism. Merrymeeting was eventually subsumed into Providence, where Ms. Perry served as Executive Director for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services at Providence of Maine. In 2007, she founded Providence’s Achieve program. In these roles, she utilized applied behavior analysis to oversee services to children, families, communities and agencies meeting the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and emotional/behavioral disabilities.

Ms. Perry attended New Hampshire College, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Business Education, and subsequently University of North Texas, where she completed her BCBA studies. Today Perry works not only with children, but also with teams transitioning children with special needs to adulthood, adults with autism and intellectual disabilities, and with businesses seeking to leverage the power of behavior analysis to improve organizational management.

For more information or to request a consult, email lperry@iaofmaine.org or call her at 207-841-7491.