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Since our inception, autismQED has focused on helping children with autism achieve their full potential through a signature and eclectic blend of approaches and therapies 

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Sara Iqbal

Founder and Principal

autismQED is dedicated to providing solutions for autism and related disorders to children and their families. We offer holistic programs combining leading biomedical interventions, conventional therapies such as home-based programs, play therapy with special focus on speech and language, teacher training, parent training and counseling.


Sara Iqbal is an internationally-recognized autism expert, instructor, and speaker, behaviorist, and certified nutrition consultant. She lectures and provides workshops both in the United States and abroad on behavioral intervention (e.g. home-based developmental and behavior modification programs), play therapy, and special dietary interventions. With over 20+ years of experience in the field of autism therapies and interventions, Sara has helped thousands of children worldwide and has led many to full, mainstreamed recovery while enhancing the quality of life for their families. She has principally founded international schools for children with special needs.

Sara works closely with leading experts and clinicians in the field of autism, and when not presenting at international and domestic conferences herself, keeps abreast of the latest developments in the field. She has devoted thousands of hours developing and implementing her strategies with children, their families, and organizations dedicated to finding a cure for autism. Her comprehensive program employs the best tried and tested strategies, tailored specifically to maximize benefit for each unique child. Sara has formal training and experience in the following programs:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Discrete Training Trial

  • Links to Language

  • Play therapy with floor-time approach

  • Linda Mood-Bell Speech and Language Program

  • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

  •  Neurofeedback Certification

  • Certified Nutrition Consultancy 

Since 1999 Sara has actively participated and presented in autism related conferences like Defeat Autism Now! (DAN), and Autism One, and has been interviewed extensively by national and international media and publications.  

Sara is the mother of a healthy, recovered child who was presented at the annual Autism Research Institute conference as one of the first eight "fully recovered and mainstreamed" formerly-autistic children in the United States. She sets herself apart in the field with her story and with her relentless empathy for families facing the journey she once did.

"You will not find a more dedicated parent than Mrs. Iqbal" 

- Dr. Alan Uba, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Pediatrics
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