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Reena Patel

Reena B. Patel is a well-known Parenting Expert, Positive Psychologist, and Licensed Educational Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For more than 20 years, Reena B. Patel, LEP, BCBA has had the privilege of working with families and children supporting all aspects of education and positive wellness.

Patel has worked with developing children as well as children with exceptional needs, supporting their academic, behavioral and social development. She is the Founder and CEO of AutiZm & More, which serves to help children and their families embed positive behavior strategies across home, school and community settings. Patel offers virtual mental health wellness workshops, and through her private practice guides parents, health professionals, families and educators on positive parenting techniques, educational interventions, and practical solutions.

Patel is also a published author of two children’s books. My Friend Max: A Story About a Friend with Autism, is about a young boy with Autism and his typically developing best friend who learns to celebrate their differences and the proper ways to communicate. Winnie & Her Worries, offers an anxiety relief toolbox for children and their caretakers in an easy to understand story format. It is Patel’s hope to use these stories to start a dialogue to help address crucial topics such as inclusion, compassion, friendships, and working through stress or anxiety. The two books are available on and online at

 Nominated for San Diego Magazine's “Woman of the Year” in 2019, Patel currently lives in San Diego with her husband and 3 kids. She continues to provide unmatched support to her community via her private practice. For more information on Reena B. Patel or her programs please visit and for parenting tips we all need to know follow her on social media @ReenaBPatel