Nichole Merz, Developmental Specialist

Nichole Merz, Early Intervention Coordinator

Nichole earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Allegheny College, followed by a Masters from University of Pittsburgh focusing on Early Intervention with a specialization in Autism.  She began her career providing TSS support in the family home for children with Autism.  She also worked in a Therapuetic Preschool for children with Autism.  As a Service Coordinator, Nichole managed Early Intervention Services but soon found that she loved working more closely with children with Autism.


 “Nichole and Laura Funk are amazing people who have helped our daughter so much and have really made a difference in our lives.” 

“We feel our therapist, Nichole, was genuinely concerned for our son and ready to help us whenever we expressed a need.”


“Working with the families and watching the progress children make.”