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About Us

For children and adults 5-30 years of age

Beyond Boundaries, formerly known as Marra & Glick ABA and Gayle E. Kligman Therapeutics, offers a full range of services to support students and families. This partnership provides the most experienced, licensed and certified professionals across Long Island.

Beyond Boundaries specializes in behavior analytic services for individuals with disabilities. We provide a variety of therapeutic services to address the unique needs of each learner. Our services are provided to learners of all ages.

Beyond Boundaries center-based locations offer a full-day interim alternative location for home instruction. Our clinicians use individually designed programs and behavior management plans to nurture interests and encourage learning.

Our mission is to foster independence and improve lives by providing strategies to build functional and social skills while reducing challenging behaviors.

Core Values

We do the right thing.

Even when faced with difficult situations, we make decisions based on honesty and fairness, which fosters trustworthiness among the people we work with, and each other. Authenticity and truthfulness are non-negotiables.

We are all accountable.

Individual improvement is a personal responsibility, and improvement of the company is a group responsibility. We honor commitments, accomplish our work without needing reminders, and take initiative.

Success for all.

Whenever a problem arises, we collaborate. There’s no hierarchy of good ideas here, because we’re all headed towards the same goal. We create harmony and care for each other as family would.

Pursue growth and learning.

There’s a sense of urgency here to improve, and we never reach a position of “good enough.” Everyone here has a core desire to stretch themselves and take on challenges that will help them grow.

Lauren Marra

Managing Partner

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Lauren Marra is committed to using proven practices that help children who need unique support to achieve their best and live life to the fullest. Lauren co-founded Beyond Boundaries to bring the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to schools and families working to reduce challenging behaviors of clients through functional and social skills building.

Lauren began her career directly serving children spanning a variety of ages and needs. Through working in early childhood settings, as an in-home provider for children on the autism spectrum, and a professional development specialist conducting training for school staff, she saw that children with special needs deserve evidence-based treatment. It was clear that a specific approach for teaching functional behaviors and social skills was something sorely needed for children and the people caring for or educating them – and yet, there was a void on Long Island for finding such help. She co-founded Beyond Boundaries to bring the proven science of Applied Behavior Analysis to more children in a professional, personalized, and goal-oriented approach.

Lauren Marra is committed to using proven practices that help children who need unique support to achieve their best and live life to the fullest.

At Beyond Boundaries, Lauren helps design the content and approach for services implemented by a team of dozens of Licensed Behavior Analysts and ABA providers working across Long Island. As Executive Director, Lauren ensures that all clients receive the highest level of services by qualified team members. She strives to provide a work environment that is supportive, professional, and enriching for all who work with the company. Lauren is excited to roll out the next generation of Beyond Boundaries work – Center Based Behavioral Services located at their Islandia location.

Lauren is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York State and holds a

  • Board Certification in Behavior Analysis
  • Post graduate certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University
  • Masters of Science in Special Education from the Graduate School of Education at Touro College
  • Bachelors of Science in Education and Italian from Brooklyn College – City University of New York

Gayle Kligman

Managing Partner

Gayle Kligman founded Kidz Therapy Services, PLLC to promote and enhance the development of infants and young children (birth to five years) with special needs. Kidz Therapy has become one of the largest evaluation sites and providers of early intervention and preschool services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition, Gayle E. Kligman Therapeutic Resources was created to provide services to school age children ages 5 – 21 with special needs through contracts with over 68 local school districts and parent pay programs.

Kidz Therapy has become one of the largest evaluation sites and providers of early intervention and preschool services in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Gayle began her career as a licensed speech pathologist in the public schools in Massachusetts. She continued her career in private practice and an independent provider after moving back to New York. Recognizing a void in providing quality services to young children she began to recruit therapists to provide related services in home and community based settings.

This then led to her realizing that a more comprehensive approach to serving the total needs of the child would be best served in a facility that provided professionals oversight, coordination and supervision of services. She eventually opened two facility based clinics providing speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling and special education services and partnered with universities to be a training facility for graduate students.

Gayle is a Licensed Speech Pathologist in New York and Florida and a Certified Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and holds a

  • Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University
  • Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern University
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Hofstra University leading to a School District Leader Certification
  • Currently a life member in the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Currently a Long Island Speech and Hearing Association (LISHA)
  • Currently a member of Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators (LIASEA)

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