Gil lives and works in Nassau County, NY. He also has a practice in Sonoma County, CA. He has been a teacher, a Psychologist, or both for the last 40 years. He is one of the Founders of the Rebecca School in NYC for students with Autism, where he created programs, did all the admissions interviews and assessments, supervised clinicians and teachers and ran trainings while serving as Clinical Director for the school’s first 12 years. He left there to help create Shrub Oak International School in Westchester County, NY. He created programs to developmentally support students on the Autism Spectrum. He is now the Clinical Director Emeritus of Shrub Oak.

He is the co-author, with Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, the creator of the DIR/Floortime Model, of Respecting Autism.

He is currently the Director of Dirty Hands Developmental Alliance, a Public Benefit Corporation, which works in the DIR/Floortime Model with young adults with ASD after their traditional school years. In the context of a small, family owned organic farm, young men and women get the therapies and developmental support, and the transition support, they need to move into the world of work or the world of higher education.

In his private practice, Gil sees clients using the same ethical, effective DIR/Floortime model, but he also supports neurotypical people with a variety of challenges.


516-922-4097 or 707-237-2738


One Response to “About”

  1. Bernadette LoPinto-Neil February 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Dr. Tippy,

    I need to create an annotated bibliography of single study design
    research associated with DIR/Floortime for a graduate level course I’m taking. Can you tell me the best way to find this research. I haven’t had much luck on academic search engines, which is probably due to my lack of experience using this type of search engine. Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thank you,


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