Howard Dalal has worked as Carly Fleischmann's lead therapist and companion for more than a decade. After completing a degree in Early Childhood Education, Howard began supporting Carly in public school and has since become a vital partner in developing strategies and approaches to helping her achieve her goals in a mainstream world. In 2002, Howard teamed up with Carly's speech-language pathologist of fifteen years (Barb Nash-Fenton) to find or create assisted communications approaches, ultimately unlocking Carly's inner voice. Howard has committed his life to working with children and young adults with exceptionalities. He has recently opened Camp Fincayra to provide a therapeutic and fun environment for young adults living with autism. Howard lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.