4585 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123, 858.217.4610

©2010 NoteAbilities, inc.

Capturing minds and connecting worlds through fun and educational

multi-sensory resources for children with autism.


The NoteAbilities team is committed to creating the highest quality multi-sensory, interactive resources for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by equipping them with tools they can use to help their children connect with the world around them.  Our goal is to help special needs children build bridges of communication to foster independence and to grow into confident and caring individuals.

Our Team

Ann and Scott Leslie   Parents / Producers

President / Video Producer

As the parents of a child with autism, Scott and Ann understand first hand the need for therapeutic mainstream products that capture their son Gage’s interest in a fun and motivating medium, while helping to improve his behavioral and communication skills.


Ann is the President of NoteAbilities, and is also Vice President & CFO of Eugene Scott Productions. She is a Parent Mentor for Autism Tree Project Foundation and served on the board of Pomerado Hospital Mothers of Twins & Triplets Club for 2 years.  She holds a BA of Psychology from UCSD.


Scott is NoteAbilities’ Video Producer.  He has been in video production for over 16 years and he has been involved in the production of numerous commercials, infomercials, TV shows, and films.  In 1996 he created Eugene Scott Productions when he was asked to be both cinematographer and editor of a feature film.


Scott and Ann were surprised to find so few quality video products that could address their son’s needs. They saw how Gage responded so positively to typical “mainstream” children’s videos and thought “Why isn’t there something like this for children with autism?” With this in mind, they met with speech therapist Kara Dodds and board-certified neurologic music therapists Angela Neve and Julie Guy with the idea for a kids’ video for children on the autism spectrum.

Kara Dodds, M.S., CCC-SLP  Speech Language Pathologist

CEO

Kara is the owner and director of Kara Dodds and Associates, Inc. She received her Masters degree from Northern Arizona University.  As a result of her clinical training, Kara has elected to focus a significant portion of her professional practice on children on the Autism Spectrum.


Kara's pediatric experience includes the evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Apraxia, feeding/swallowing, oral motor issues and language deficits. Her specialized training includes certifications in the Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS). She routinely uses these techniques using visuals and AAC to improve communication.  Kara is also Hanen certified and teaches "More Than Words," a Hanen program for parents.  She is trained and uses TalkTools methods to improve oral motor abilities.  Additionally, she is PROMPT trained and uses this method with Apraxia and motor speech disorders.


Knowledge of her success with children with neurological and development delays has resulted in her being asked to present at international conferences and local colleges.  She has also created and teamed up with UCSD for a preschool research project for early intervention.

Angela Neve, NMT, MT-BC  Board-certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Music Director

Angela plays the staring role of “Ms Anglea” in Kibbles Rockin’ Clubhouse and all songs in the show where written and performed by her.  Outside of the clubhouse, she is co-owner and founder of The Music Therapy Center of California. Since 2002 she has been working as a music therapist with older adults and children with special needs in the greater San Diego area.


She received her Bachelor's of Music Education/Music Therapy from Wartburg College, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She completed her music education student teaching at Clarksville Community Schools and music therapy internship at MusicWorx of California. She has received several scholarships and awards including Meistersinger Music Scholarship for piano, and the Regents Scholar Scholarship. She was recently featured as an author in Provider magazine, for a research article on the benefits of music with older adults. Angela was one of the principal investigators for this year-long research study funded by Yamaha Corporation of America. She has presented for local and national organizations all over the country. She is an active member of the American Music Therapy Association and serves as the local chapter president (San Diego Music Therapy Association).  Angela volunteers as the children's worship leader at her church and is looking forward to

Julie Guy, M.M., NMT, MT-BC   Board-certified Neurologic Music Therapist

Director of Marketing

Julie Guy is co-founder and vice-president of The Music Therapy Center of California.  She has a Bachelor of Music Degree in flute performance from Central Washington University and a Master's in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University. Julie has been providing services to children with special needs and older adults in the San Diego area since 2001. 


She specializes in co-treating with speech therapists, facilitating family and staff/caregiver trainings and presents workshops for therapists across the country. Companies such as Career World, Belissima Magazine and I Got 2 Know have interviewed her for articles and video on music therapy. She is co-author of In Harmony: An Integrated Learning Program for children with special needs.


Julie serves as a mentor with the Autism Tree Project Foundation, is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and serves on their Reimbursement Committee. As one of the founders of NoteAbilities, Inc., Julie serves as a music therapy/autism consultant and flutist on Kibbles Rockin' Clubhouse. She is currently writing several articles for publication in music therapy journals.

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