Capstone Academy


"I fully support the founding team of Capstone Academy in their aspirations to operate a private school for

individuals with autism. Their skillfulness and dedication to applied behavior analysis and individuals with

autism will add a great deal to the educational options available to these indivdiuals." - Michael T. MacDuff, Preschool Director, District Behaviorist, East Amwell Township School District

"These women are highly trained in the fields of psychology, autism, and behavior. They are natural leaders and possess the amazing ability to support extremely difficult students, as well as upset and struggling parents. Amanda's background in psychology is apparent in her work with families. She was always a calming and steady influence during difficult times with families in need of enormous support. She was able to provide guidance, information and leadership to help students and families all experience success which is definitley a talent. Rachel's curricular knowledge and her ability to modify and support students with significant behavioral needs are exemplary and quite extensive." - Jeanne Dagna, Ed.D., retired Supervisor of Special Education, Lower Merion School District

"Over the years, I have worked closely with the founding team of Capstone Academy as they taught students, trained staff, and directed a program for children and adolescents with autism. As an outside consultant (with over 20 years of experience in running a program for individuals with autism) to the program this team was involved with, I can assuredly say that they are individually and collectively both strong directors and program administrators, as well as a skillful clinicians. The Capstone Academy Team has delivered excellent services already to many children and families and I am certain that they will continue to do so into the future. They are a team of strong professionals and truly dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based teaching strategies.  They are truly assets to the education profession." - Dawn B. Townsend, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director, Emeritus at the Institute for Educational Achievement