Bob McIntosh is a direct care professional with a devotion to education and to special needs students. He has experience at an Autism Centers of Excellence school and Applied Behavior Analysis. He uses his research experience and his expertise in personality development to deliver what is best for individual students.
McIntosh is a product of the Middletown (Ohio) City Schools. After graduating with honors in 1984, he attended Northwestern University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1988. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University.
The May Institute serves children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 1988, McIntosh found a home there to use his education in psychology and research in a program devoted to evidence-based education and helping adolescents in all areas of life-functioning. In 2007, he returned to his first love of serving children with special and unique needs. With Easter Seals of Southwestern Indiana, he helped individuals from 8 to 19 years old improve their skills in communication, activities of daily living, and behavior self-control.
Between these two endeavors, McIntosh served clients in the financial aid and real estate fields. As director of research for College Financial Planning Service, he helped students obtain financial aid for post-secondary education. At Equis and Mesirow Stein Real Estate (a division of Mesirow Financial) he headed national market research. With the National Research Bureau, he oversaw and improved the data collection on shopping centers and malls nationwide. His real estate experience also includes project management for the complete rehabilitation of a historic manufacturing site in Aurora, Illinois.
McIntosh has been certified in the Mandt System of relationship building and crisis management. He has experience with television, radio and print media. He has appeared as an expert on financial issues in education and has lectured on the impact of the Internet on economic development and site selection. He currently serves on the School Boards of two Drop-out Prevention and Recovery High Schools—Cliff Park High School in Springfield, Ohio, and Marshall High School in Middletown, Ohio—as well as providing respite and behavioral services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities.