Catalight Research Institute

The Catalight Research Institute is embarking on an exciting journey to solve some of today’s biggest challenges for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Backed by more than a decade’s worth of real-world clinical data and the deep experience of a multidisciplinary team, we are redefining clinical pathways so providers can help deliver high-quality treatment that produces measurable and repeatable outcomes and drive greater equity in this category of care.

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Meeting families where they are

For clients with developmental disabilities and their families, it can be challenging to find the right level of care and support — especially with today’s current practices. Often, they are faced with a disjointed care journey and inconsistent outcomes. And with an experienced, results-driven partner, they can receive effective person-centered treatments that support them along their care path.

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Access evidence-based insights

Read our latest data-driven publication to discover the benefits of putting parents in the driver’s seat of their child’s care.

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Discover the latest treatment modalities

We know one size doesn’t fit all; that’s why our research team is driving new treatment options for clients and their families.

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Creating real impact for our clients and community

At the center of our care path is a highly-experienced multidisciplinary team. Together, they produce evidence-based research, develop best-in-class programs and train clinicians to support the delivery of outcomes-based care.

Brianna Fitchett, MA, BCBA

Brianna Fitchett, MA, BCBA

Vice President, Remote Care and Program Design

Dan Middleton

Dan Middleton

Clinical Excellence Planning and Development Leader

Dr. Doreen Samelson

Dr. Doreen Samelson

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Lindsey Sneed

Dr. Lindsey Sneed

Vice President, Clinical Excellence

Michelle Befi, MA, LMFT, AAMFT Clinical Fellow

Michelle Befi, MA, LMFT, AAMFT Clinical Fellow

SVP, Sustainable Program Design

T’yanna Maheia

T’yanna Maheia

Research and Education Associate

Dr. Vincent Bemmel

Dr. Vincent Bemmel

Director, Technology and Innovation