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The Social Cog Staff

Natalie Davis, M.P.T
Executive Director, Founder

Natalie Davis graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 1983 and from Chapman College with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1990. Over the past number of years Natalie has been a volunteer for various schools and organizations in the community and has served as a connecting point and resource for parents of children and adults with special needs. Natalie is the wife of Rabbi Davis and the mother of Naomi and Joshua Davis. Naomi is 24, has graduated college and lives in Berkeley, California. Joshua is a wonderful independent adult on the autism spectrum. He is 26, lives at home, and has worked part time as an assistant mail clerk for American Airlines Arena for the past 9 years. The inspiration for The Social Cog began while Natalie and Rabbi Davis sought opportunities for Joshua to make friends and get involved in the community after he graduated from high school. After doing extensive research, it was clear that there was not a program that would meet Joshua's needs. In 2012, Natalie, Dr. Nicholas Maccarrone, and Marte Singerman decided to collaborate and create The Social Cog.

Nicholas Maccarrone, Psy.D.
Clinical Director, Founder

Dr. Nicholas Maccarrone is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, including autism spectrum disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and conduct problems. He also works with family issues, such as divorce, parenting, and other related concerns. His work has led him to develop interest and expertise in adults with developmental disabilities who are struggling with issues related to transitioning into adult life. Dr. Maccarrone received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Florida State University's Student Counseling Center and his post-doctoral residency at a private practice in Central Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. He was formerly a faculty member at Barry University and remains active in a teaching role as a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University, where he provides intensive clinical supervision to doctoral students at the Center for Psychological Studies. He also provides support to local schools and runs Life Skills and Sexual Education classes for adolescent boys with learning disabilities.

Sandra D'Amelio
Program Assistant/ Social Coach

Sandra D'Amelio graduated from FAU with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2011. After graduating, Sandra began working at Pediatric Psychology Associates, a prominent South Florida psychology practice that provide services for children and families. Over the years working at PPA, Sandra gained experience in both administrative and clinical roles. Sandra assisted therapists in the Social Understanding and Relationship Fundamental(SURF) Groups for children, a therapy approach that teaches social skills and helps children to develop friendships and strengthen relationships. Sandra is also part of the Big Brother's Big Sister's program and she has been matched with and mentored her Little Sister for 6 years. Sandra's passion for helping others is what brought her to join The Social Cog team where she has taken the roles of Program Assistant and Social Coach. Sandra's other passions include paddle-boarding, the beach, Crossfit and her newly born baby Evaline.


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