A former professional stand-up comedian, Brian Gordon, B.A. works has been working with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related social/emotional challenges and their families for more than 10 years. In that time, he has directed several successful social skills programs, including the drama-based “Spotlight “ Program in Danvers, MA.

He regularly consults to numerous schools districts, providing curriculum/program design, classroom observations, professional development workshops, and direct service. He has been invited to speak at both local and national conferences. Most recently, he was given the privilege of being a presenter as part of the globally renowned TEDx conference series:


He just completed his 6th summer of running his self-designed community-based social skills summer program, which has grown over to the year to service 7 public school systems.

Brian was invited to serve on the board of directors for the International Association of Theater for Autism (IATA) after they read and published in the IATA Journal his article Comedy and Autism: A Parallel Universe.

In 2009 Brian established BSG Social Learning LLC with a few firm mottos in mind:

Individual First, Diagnosis Second; and

You can’t put a cap on potential.

He lives in Beverly, MA with his wife and 2 amazing children.

I founded BSG Social Learning with the primary mission of improving the quality of life of individuals with social/emotional challenges. The majority of my life has been spent honing my ability as a “Social Decoder”:

so-cial de-co-der [soh-shuhl -dee-koh-der]
– noun

1. an individual with an unyielding, involuntary propensity to dissect situations involving social interaction.

2. a professional dedicated to life, welfare, and relations of human beings needing assistance to achieve greater social functionality in a community of any size: social or emotional challenges.

I have been truly blessed to find this work. I am a teacher who firmly believes that also includes recognizing opportunities to learn. I am of no use to a client if I feel they have nothing to teach me. That runs counter to working with “individuals”