Meet the Members of Our Growing Team

Vivian Cain

Growing up with a learning disability combined with her passion for education inspired Vivian to create Mindful and Modern Therapies (MMT). While in the third grade, Vivian was diagnosed with dyslexia.  For months she spent hours after school working on her phonetics.  She over pronounced words to help improve her reading and writing skills.  Even with a lack of quality intervention she became an honor student, and earned her degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

After graduation, Vivian began work as a mechanical and industrial engineer.  She landed her first job at Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  Later, she worked at Hillenbrand Industries Inc., but left in 1997 to pursue her MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, she earned a triple major in International Business, Finance, and New Venture and Business Development. Vivian also spent a year in China doing consulting work as part of her internship.

It was during her graduate studies that she finally received quality intervention at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  It was also during this time when she used her graduate thesis as an opportunity—she wrote a business and marketing plan for Maria Montessori International Academy.  She opened her first school in 2001 and began working with children of all abilities.  The Montessori philosophy of structuring a teacher’s approach to the student’s style naturally provided opportunities to serve many students diagnosed with autism and other disorders.  After 18 years and two schools later, Vivian knew she had to devote more attention to the helping those with autism and founded Mindful and Modern Therapies.

For the last 20 years I have utilized my passion for Montessori teaching and trainings for birth to 3, 3 years to 6 years, and 6 to 12 years with American Montessori Society.  I am currently completing the Associate Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification for Ages 2 years to 6 years at Montessori Institute of North Texas, and pursing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.

Autumn Gibson

While working at a summer camp during college, Autumn was given the opportunity to work with adults with disabilities. Inspired by this experience, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia University Wisconsin, with the goal of working with those with developmental disabilities. After graduation, she returned to her Indiana roots, where she served the population doing community habilitation and case service management. After several years working with adults, Autumn decided to set her focus on working with children. With the field of Applied Behavior Analysis rapidly gaining momentum, both by awareness and need, Autumn began work as an ABA therapist. After seeing first hand the difference and impact that ABA intervention can make, she decided to pursue her masters in the field, ultimately becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Autumn has worked as a BCBA serving children in center, home, community, and school environments. A priority in her work has always been to collaborate with families and other members of each child’s team to help determine individual goals and work to achieve them.  She joins the Mindful and Modern team eager to continue to serve children and their families as the ABA and Montessori methods work together to bring out the best in every child.

Vivian Cain

Growing up with a learning disability combined with her passion for education inspired Vivian to create Mindful and Modern Therapies (MMT). While in the third grade, Vivian was diagnosed with dyslexia.  For months she spent hours after school working on her phonetics.  She over pronounced words to help improve her reading and writing skills.  Even with a lack of quality intervention she became an honor student, and earned her degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

After graduation, Vivian began work as a mechanical and industrial engineer.  She landed her first job at Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  Later, she worked at Hillenbrand Industries Inc., but left in 1997 to pursue her MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, she earned a triple major in International Business, Finance, and New Venture and Business Development. Vivian also spent a year in China doing consulting work as part of her internship.

It was during her graduate studies that she finally received quality intervention at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  It was also during this time when she used her graduate thesis as an opportunity—she wrote a business and marketing plan for Maria Montessori International Academy.  She opened her first school in 2001 and began working with children of all abilities.  The Montessori philosophy of structuring a teacher’s approach to the student’s style naturally provided opportunities to serve many students diagnosed with autism and other disorders.  After 18 years and two schools later, Vivian knew she had to devote more attention to the helping those with autism and founded Mindful and Modern Therapies.

For the last 20 years I have utilized my passion for Montessori teaching and trainings for birth to 3, 3 years to 6 years, and 6 to 12 years with American Montessori Society.  I am currently completing the Associate Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification for Ages 2 years to 6 years at Montessori Institute of North Texas, and pursing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.

Autumn Gibson

While working at a summer camp during college, Autumn was given the opportunity to work with adults with disabilities. Inspired by this experience, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Concordia University Wisconsin, with the goal of working with those with developmental disabilities. After graduation, she returned to her Indiana roots, where she served the population doing community habilitation and case service management. After several years working with adults, Autumn decided to set her focus on working with children. With the field of Applied Behavior Analysis rapidly gaining momentum, both by awareness and need, Autumn began work as an ABA therapist. After seeing first hand the difference and impact that ABA intervention can make, she decided to pursue her masters in the field, ultimately becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Autumn has worked as a BCBA serving children in center, home, community, and school environments. A priority in her work has always been to collaborate with families and other members of each child’s team to help determine individual goals and work to achieve them.  She joins the Mindful and Modern team eager to continue to serve children and their families as the ABA and Montessori methods work together to bring out the best in every child.

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