Heather Grimaldi, MS, BCBA
Heather Grimaldi, MS, BCBA is the Founder of Proof Positive ABA Therapies, an organization of highly-trained and compassionate specialists who provide treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most widely researched and scientifically validated method known for treating autism. Armed with empathy, driven by her passion for helping families, and anchored by her own experience as a devoted mother, Heather built Proof Positive ABA Therapies into one of the largest and most respected institutions of its kind in California. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Director, Heather’s focus was on supporting families and team members tasked with implementing behavior-analytic interventions. Proof Positive ABA Therapies developed individualized treatment plans designed specifically to teach self-help and social skills with a family-focused approach and an emphasis on parent education, distinguishing themselves as trusted and hands-on care providers. In late 2016, the long-running Autism Learning Partners created one of the largest autism therapy platforms in the U.S. with its acquisition of Proof Positive. In 2019 Heather and Dr. Kristin Shay created Simple Spectrum Supplement a nutraceutical designed to provide the nutritional needs of the developing nervous system, with extra support for individuals with autism, by addressing potential dietary deficits. Her mission to change the supplement worlds standards and she created the kind of nutraceutical supplement she wanted to see available, based on the latest scientific research and free from the extraneous additives packed into so many similar products on the market.