30 years ago, I started teaching a young child with autism.
Since then I have come to love working with adults and parents as well. Early in my 20’s, I was in love with the field of autism, it brought me every challenge I never knew about previously. It took me to The Son-Rise Program for six months, where I learned quite a bit, that I still use today.
After a few years in the field, I decided to open my own business, offering in-home treatment to children on the spectrum along with parent training. A few years later, I started working with adults mildly on the spectrum and became passionate about learning and helping with the ins and outs of their lives.
I have been blessed with two sons who have probably taught me more than anything. They taught me to have drive, they taught me to be humble, they taught me to work on myself, and they taught me how to be a father.
After growing up in California, I moved to Connecticut for 20 years where their mother and I raised our children. I had the opportunity to move back to San Francisco after all these years and lived there for 3 years with my younger son.
Creator of The Vogl Method for Autism
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What is The Vogl Method
My methodology which I call the Vogl Method, has always been about using the individual’s passions and interests to teach all else. A way for us to constantly go through that filter. For adults, this can be directly through your passions or can also be way means to simply work through your heart first. I believe in a child-first approach that allows for growth and communication through play and shared experiences.
Using the Vogl Method for Autism, I focus on behavioral issues, speech, eye contact, social skills, academic success, and independence through the passions of the children and individuals I serve. Obviously, there are many topics taught that overlap into other ages and levels of severity, but this will hopefully give you some idea of what you can expect.