Scott Mergl

As the Program Director of the Family Center for Autism, Scott’s role is to manage the day-to-day operations, while ensuring that all families feel happy and welcomed.  He is also responsible for working collaboratively with the rest of the Family Center management team to create and implement the programming that is recreational in nature but fosters social and other skill development.

He has worked with individuals on the Autism Spectrum for over 10 years in a variety of educational and social settings and has a vast experience in creating, implementing, and managing social and educational programs.

While serving as the transition director for a special education school, he developed a curriculum that has taught hundreds of students how to work and live independently from Stamford, Connecticut to San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also was responsible for community and vocational programming during which more than 75 students went into the community each week to strengthen their life skills and another 30 went to volunteer and strengthen their vocational skills.

In addition to his work inside the school, Scott was the director of a social and recreation skills program. Along with a team of talented individuals, he created athletic, adventure, sensory, art, science and culinary activities each week that were fun, immersive, and taught social skills to the program’s members.

Scott graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science with a focus in education, and immediately moved to Long Island and entered the education field. He is the proud father of two young daughters and spends his time outside of work with them doing at-home projects and going on what they lovingly call “adventures”. His interests include technology, psychology, sports and cooking.