TRIAD was started by Paola Reggiani and Melanie Harding in 2002, who, at the time, held full time jobs at a near-by centre working with children with Autism and other challenges. TRIAD Behaviour Consultants began operation as a part time organisation due to the love and passion they had for children on the autistic spectrum. Paola and Melanie worked on an extremely small scale working from Paola’s house in the afternoons, evenings and on weekends to consult with clients on a 1:1 basis, researching intervention strategies and therapies for children with autism and to put strategies in place for the effective future running of TRIAD.
It was during this time of research for intervention strategies that they came across Applied Behaviour Analysis. This quickly became another great passion for Paola and Melanie. They immediately saw the amazing benefits and opportunities for children on the autistic spectrum and for other developmental delays. This would provide for their need to reach out and serve a much greater community and improve the lives of many more children.