We are a small, family-run business with big dreams about helping kids with autism make progress. MooBoo Resources’ mission is to provide affordable, easy-to-use visual tools for parents and other adults who are working to build communication, social, and coping capabilities in their kids.
The inspiration behind MooBoo is Danny Burke, the younger of the two Burke kids. Diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 ½ years, the doctor told Tim and Jenny to have low expectations for their son. Good thing they ignored that doctor! Today, Danny is an awesome, funny, musically-gifted young man who studies music and music technology in college.
The founder of MooBoo Resources and the author of our first product line, the Thinking Series, is Jenny Burke. Over the years Jenny has had different roles including lawyer, social worker, and proud parent, including to a child with autism. She is passionate in her belief that kids with autism—regardless of age, stage, or ability—can make progress and about empowering parents to become difference-makers in the lives of their children. Jenny’s idea to start MooBoo goes back to when her child with autism was young and she was frustrated by the lack of affordable content that used photos of real kids. When not engrossed with MooBoo, she loves hiking in the Cleveland, Ohio Metroparks, hanging out with her family and friends, and watching Scandi Noir on Netflix.
Tech, logistics, photography, graphic design, layout support, and all-around problem-solving are provided by Tim Burke, Jenny’s husband. An engineer and small-business owner himself, he provides countless hours to keep the gears of MooBoo running. He’s a very good mountain biker and an excellent cook.
Editing, proofreading, and conference support are provided by Kate Hughes, Jenny’s sister. Be it hunting down typos and grammatical errors, working at a conference, or generally being a cheerleader, Kate’s calm, logical, thoughtful presence helps keep MooBoo Resources in forward motion. She’s excellent at knitting, quilting, crossword puzzles, and being very patient with her sister.
Additional editing and SEO support comes from Jenny Hughes, Kate’s daughter and Jenny Burke’s niece. MooBoo’s first intern, today Jenny H. is an editor, writer, and digital marketing manager in New York.
A key contributor to MooBoo is Molly Burke, who has really stepped up in these difficult times. The older of the two Burke children, in 2021, Molly simultaneously wrapped up her senior year at Boston University while helping with product editing, virtual conference prep, and other work. She has also taken the majority of the staged photos featured in our products. Currently employed in sales, Molly is also an artist; she’s terrific at drawing, and speaks French and a little Arabic.
While MooBoo products are not a curriculum or therapy, nor a substitute for professional advice, they are based on all the incredible guidance and advice of the very talented professionals who have worked with Danny.