Nadine Maher

Director of Behavioral Support Services & Parenting Coach

Nadine is a NYS certified General/Special Education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience working with young children and their families. She received her Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in teaching children with autism and Intellectual Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through Pennsylvania State University. As a Behavior Coach at PALS, Nadine provides consultation and support to patients and families during the evaluation process. She is the lead Parent Coach and works with families facing challenging behaviors in their home and community by offering support and coaching family members on behavior management strategies. In addition to her work at PALS, Nadine provides consultations in various school settings where she supports teachers in the design and implementation of effective strategies to prevent behavioral challenges and developmental concerns.


As the sister of an adult with Down syndrome, Nadine has had first-hand experience with the challenges that families face when raising a child with special needs and the strain that this puts on all family members. Her personal experiences, along with her professional endeavors, have been the driving force behind her passion, dedication, and continuous commitment to helping children and their families lead a healthy and more fulfilling life.