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Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger

Welcome to the Alert Program® — Self-Regulation Made Easy!

We’re Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, occupational therapists for over 35 years and founders of the Alert Program® in Albuquerque, NM.

We’ve dedicated our lives to teaching people of all ages the importance of self-regulation. What’s that, you ask? It’s that inner drive that moves us through the day – sometimes frenzied, sometimes mellow, and sometimes attentive and focused.

We’re proud of our numerous groundbreaking products, including books, games, and songs. And after decades of full-time international live trainings, we now offer a one-of-a kind online course. (We even practice what we preach and keep you alert for learning.)

In 2003, we were honored to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Recognition of Achievement Award for “Excellence in Intervention Development and Dissemination” for outstanding contributions to our field.

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  The Alert Program® is the Gold Standard

   with 60,000+ implementing our self-regulation approach in over 40 countries!

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You’ve come to the right place.

The Alert Program® has boiled down complex theory to create simple, practical solutions you can incorporate into your every day living.

One of the analogies we use with children is, “If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high (hyped up), sometimes it runs on low (lethargic), and sometimes it runs just right (alert and focused).” But it’s not just children. We are all self-regulators.

Think about the ways you self-regulate. Do you need coffee in the morning to wake up? Do you take a brisk walk at lunch to keep you thinking clearly? Do you read before you go to bed to wind down for sleep?

The more we all learn about self-regulation, the better we can handle life’s challenges. It helps us bring out our best selves.

We can show you how. We have been studying and sharing about self-regulation since 1990. Consider us your go-to source for solutions for your children, students, clients, and families.

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