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Jessica Pero, B.A., MADS, BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Jessica is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a Master’s Degree from Brock University with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Jessica has been working with children from various populations with special needs for almost 10 years and has experience working in the home, clinic and hospital setting. Jessica has provided ABA Therapy in the past as an Instructor Therapist, and is skilled at guiding parents through the process of ABA Therapy. She loves that she gets the opportunity to work with children between the ages of 2-12.

Jessica performs assessments, and then develops a uniquely catered program plan for your child. She supervises the programming and ensures successful implementation of the intervention using ABA principles. Jessica is well versed in Autism Spectrum Disorder, and loves to help children and their families overcome the challenges that ASD can bring. She creates programs that target goals like skills of daily life, social communication, toilet independence, reducing aggressive behaviours (hitting, biting, etc), and more. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with our amazing team of ABA Therapists who put our families first.

Jessica provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming virtually.

Roxana Radu, B.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Roxana has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism since 2012, supporting individuals as young as 18 months to 22 years old. Roxana completed a Masters degree in Special Education at the University of British Columbia with a specialization in autism and developmental disabilities and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2015.

She has worked in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, daycares, and in the community. Roxana is looking forward to continuing working in the autism field using a family-centred approach that will lead to long term positive outcomes.

Roxana provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming in the Burlington and Oakville regions, and virtually.

Rana Zaro, B.A., M.Ed., BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Rana is a BCBA with over 8 years of experience in the ABA field. She has experience working with children ranging from ages 18 months to 13 in different settings, including in-home, clinic, day care, school, and community. During her time in ABA, she has developed a passion for using therapy to teach children a wide variety of skills while also training parents effective techniques using practical intervention strategies.

Rana has worked with children with mild to severe diagnoses, including complex needs and severe behaviours. Rana loves seeing the progress her clients make, knowing that she is making a difference in their lives and their families lives. What she loves the most about her job is that every day brings new challenges, but also new successes. Rana completed her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Sociology, Autism and Behavioural Sciences diploma, Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Rana provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming in Kitchener, Cambridge, and virtually.

Preet Sandhu, B.A., M.P.Ed., BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Preet is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a Masters of Professional Education Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Western University.

Preet has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for more than 8 years providing ABA therapy to children with autism ages 2-18. She has provided ABA therapy in different settings including home, clinic, daycare and school for overall development and generalization of the skills.

Preet creates individualized programs and goals for children based on their skill level measured using standardized assessment tools. She likes to understand parents’ expectations and goals to create a comprehensive treatment plan for the children and encourage parent participation to promote generalization of the skills.

Preet is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English and provies Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming in Brampton, Mississauga, and virtually.

Adina Ramlochan, B.A., M.P.Ed., BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Adina is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Adina has over 8 years of experience working with both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and dual diagnoses. Adina has extensive experience with conducting assessments, developing behaviour plans, writing programming and providing treatment to children and adults in various settings such as treatment centres, schools, group homes and in hospital settings. Adina takes a very hands on approach to treatment and is passionate about providing parent coaching and training to assist in helping parents overcome challenges and generalize skills to the home and other environments.

Adina specializes in the reduction of challenging behaviour and is skilled with developing interventions that are tailored to each client and replace challenging behaviour with more adaptive and functional skills.

Adina provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming in Mississauga, Brampton and virtually.

Bobby Ho, M.P.Ed, BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Bobby is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a Masters Degree in Professional Education, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis, from the University of Western Ontario.

Bobby’s main drive in the field of education has been his fascination with reducing and eliminating barriers to learning. Since 2011 Bobby has been supporting families of individuals of all ages with special needs, particularly autism, as a behaviour therapist in various settings, including home-, school-, and centre-based environments, as well as group homes and psychiatric wards. In addition to assessments and individualized programming, Bobby incorporates family training in his treatment plans to accelerate the learners’ progress and promote generalization.

Outside of his life as a behaviour therapist Bobby can be found working on his fitness goals, attending kickboxing classes, and performing and teaching drums.

Bobby provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming both in-person and virtually in North York, Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Markham, and Scarborough regions.

Sahila Sandhu, B.A., M.Ed., BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

Sahila is an experienced and dedicated Behaviour Analyst who has been working with children on the spectrum over the last four years. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, she obtained her Master of Education from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Her experience includes working with children from the ages of three to 14 in diverse settings. She has helped families in a clinic, in-home and community, and in a school setting as a teacher. Sahila is passionate about teaching children skills which are functional and socially significant, while promoting independence.

Sahila provides Applied Behavioural Assessment and Programming both in-person and virtually in Brampton and Mississauga.

Aida Hosseinzadeh, Behaviour Therapist

Aida is a graduate of the Autism and Behavioural Science program from Mohawk College. Aida has experience supporting kids with autism and other disabilities. She also has 2 years of experience supporting poor and abused kids at a charity.

Aida has also completed 40 hours of RBT training.

Aida speaks English, Persian, Turkish, Azeri and a little French, and provides ABA therapy services in the Hamilton area.

Allore Franklin, Behaviour Therapist

Allore has over 5 years of experience working with children aged 0-12, and has both a Seneca College Diploma in Early Childhood Education, as well as in Behavioural Sciences. She has worked in particular as an ABA Therapist with children on the spectrum for more than 1 year. Allore has always loved working with young kids and enjoys the rewarding aspect of the job more than anything. She believes that all children are capable and competent, and enjoys finding solutions to the most challenging of behaviours.

Currently, Allore is completing a double major in Psychology and Forensic Science at Trent University. She also hopes to start her RBT certification so she can offer even better care to those in need. When she's not working with children, Allore enjoys baking cakes and desserts for family and friends.

Allore provides ABA Therapy services in the Markham and Durham area.

Anastasia LoRi, B.Sc, Behaviour Therapist

Anastasia has an Honours Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University, with a specialization in Mental Health. She also recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Youth Justice & Interventions at Durham College. She has 2 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children, youth and adults on the spectrum; in centers as well as 1:1 sessions.

Anastasia holds certificates in Mental Health First Aid, CPI, SMG Crisis Intervention, CPR (Level C) and First Aid. She is very passionate about working with children and using the principles of ABA to improve life outcomes. She is currently working towards becoming RBT certified and hopes to pursue her graduate studies to become a clinical psychologist.

Anastasia is fluent in English, French and Russian.

Anastasia provides ABA therapy services in the Mississauga region.

Andreia De Jesus, B.A., RBT, Behaviour Therapist

Andreia has always had a passion working with children, she began working with kids in a school setting in 2016. She was working in a special needs classroom that had children with ADHD, OCD, ODD, and ASD spectrum. Andreia received her Bachelors of Arts Undergrad in Psychology at the University of Ryerson in 2018, and a certification in ABA RBT therapy in 2019.

Andreia then pursued her career in working in ABA classroom and private facility using the skills she obtained from working with exceptional children as well as the knowledge she obtained in her undergrad in the ABA field as a behaviour therapist for 2 years. Andreia has experience working with children diagnosed across the ASD spectrum, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and ODD in private schools and in home therapy settings. She continues to strive for the best possible ABA Therapy experience for her clients; she recently graduated with George Brown Applied Autism spectrum course, as well as currently trying to take her BCBA certification.

Andreia provides ABA therapy Service in North York and Etobicoke.

Anisha Somani, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Anisha has received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York university and prior to that obtained a diploma in Behavioural Sciences from Seneca College in 2018. Anisha has completed her placement training for a year at a school and at a centre-based setting. Since then, she has had about four years of experience working in the field of ABA/IBI. She has provided therapy to clients at a centre, at school, at daycare and home-based settings. Anisha has an experience of working with children diagnosed with ADHD aged 2-11 years old and has four months of experience working in a classroom setting with grade 5&6. Together, she has worked with the children to achieve their social, educational, self-care and emotional intelligence goals.

Anisha has always had a passion to help people, especially those in need and has had 480 hours of volunteering experience. Her goal has always been to bridge the gap in between the team working with the client and their caregivers, so that the best service can be provided to the client in order to achieve their goals.

Anisha is fluent in speaking English and Hindi, can speak a little Arabic, and has a level 1 ASL Certification.

Anisha provides ABA Therapy services to clients in Brampton.

Arathy Vethakiri, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Arathy is a graduate of the undergrad psychology program from Carleton, and has worked in field of ABA for 2 years. She has experience working with diverse populations, such as kiddos with high to low functioning and dual diagnosis. She is specifically adept at empathically communicating and performing therapy in an effectively enjoyablemanner. Arathy is passionate about positively impacting children's lives.

Arathy speaks English and Tamil, and provides ABA Therapy Services in Scarborough.

Awadis Khshvadjian, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Awadis completed his Bachelor's degree in behavioural Analysis at George Brown College, in addition to his Bachelor's degree in management. He has worked with children and youth with behavioural challenges ages 3-18 in school, community, and home settings, providing support for the families and their children in self-help skills, communication, and academic performance, within and outside Canada.

With over eight years of experience working in the field with special needs and disabilities, Awadis had the opportunity to provide services for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities in group homes, day programs, and respites. Performing duties such as developing individualized personal plans, providing direct support, and conducting community outings. Awadis speaks four languages and believes in an inclusive and robust community where all the members can freely contribute to build a healthy society.

Awadis speaks English, Turkish, Armenian and Arabic, and provides ABA Therapy Services in the Pickering and Scarborough areas.

Barbara Rowe, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Barbara originally graduated from Western University with her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Criminology. Her love for psychology and how behaviour is influenced by all things around us led her to further pursue her career in that direction. Barbara then completed her Child and Youth Worker Diploma and has worked in community, residential and educational settings providing behavioural, social, and emotional support to children, youth and their families for 7 years.

Throughout this time, she found a love for ABA and further pursued her Masters of Education in ABA at Western University.

Barbara has experience working with a wide range of clients diagnosed with ASD from 2 years old to late teens. She has helped clients develop academic, communication, self-regulation, and basic life skills, as well as in managing behaviours. Barbara values supporting clients in gaining independence skills to allow them to be their best self.

Barbara provides ABA therapy services in downtown Toronto.

Bianca Lamacchia, Behaviour Therapist, RBT

Bianca is a graduate from Seneca College program for Autism and Behavioural Sciences, graduating with honours. She is continuing her education with an honours Bachelor degree in Behavioural Psychology. She has over 2 years of experience working with children and adults with ASD, both in group and one-one settings.

Bianca is an RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) and has great experience working with kids from age 3-12. She has been volunteering for over a year with an autism based community program, and is trained on various techniques for those with Autism and more. She is capable of running group programs like: - Social skills, Executive functioning, Emotional regulation, and Daily Living skills. She has a clear understanding of ABLLS, PEAK, VB-MAPP assessments and data collection.

Bianca speaks English and provides ABA Therapy services all throughout York region.

Brenda Anton, B.Sc., Behaviour Therapist

Brenda Anton graduated from York University with a B.Sc., Hons. in Psychology. She also holds her Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C credentials. She has over six years of experience working with children.

Brenda has experience providing one-on-one services for children ages 2-12 on the Autism spectrum. She has experience delivering front-line one-on-one teaching using the principles of ABA/IBI. She has conducted Comprehensive and Focused ABA. Also, she has experience providing support to children who have difficulty with social skills, language skills, challenging behaviours, transitions and self-help. Brenda is determined to make a difference in the lives of her clients and their families during every session with her positivity and resilience.

Brenda is fluent in English and Tamil and will be providing ABA services in North York, Vaughan and Etobicoke.

Charlette Marcellin, CYW, Behaviour Therapist

Charlette Marcellin graduated and achieved her diploma in Child and Youth Worker in 2017 with 6,200 hours of relevant on the job placement.

Charlette is energetic, and extremely enthusiastic about working with young kids and children with Autism and is also a mother of a 3 year old girl.

Charlette has been studying behaviour since 2013. She's worked with a wide variety of challenging behaviour and functionalities at school based settings, home based (and group/foster home), daycares, and centre based.

Charlette has been working towards completing the theoretical component of her RBT.

Charlette fluently speaks English and reads French, and provides ABA therapy services in the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Misssissauga area.

Courtney Irving, Behaviour Therapist

Courtney is currently in her last year of completing her Bachelors Degree in Child and Youth Studies at Trent University. She also attended St. Lawrence College and completed the two-year Social Service Worker diploma program. Working with children with unique exceptionalities is one of Courtney’s greatest passion. With close to eight years of working with children of all ages and various needs, Courtney is well equipped to provide high quality, committed, ABA Therapy Services.

Courtney is fluent in English and provides ABA Therapy Services around the Downtown Toronto area.

Devashree Joshi, B.Sc., Behaviour Therapist

Devashree completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from York University and Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown College. She started in the field by volunteering at Geneva Centre for Autism and upon graduating from George Brown College, she started working as a Behaviour therapist.

Devashree has close to 6 years of experience working with children with special needs. She has also worked as a lead therapist and senior therapist over the years. Devashree has worked with children from age 3-15.

Devashree is fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati, and provides ABA therapy services in Kitchener and Cambridge.

Fredi Kent, B.A., CYW, Behaviour Therapist

Fredi has her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from York University and certification for Child and Youth Work at George Brown College. She has 3 years’ experience in the Autism field and has worked in day program settings as well as group homes, and public schools.

Her clients range from ages 3-13 in all aspects of the Autism field, from high to low functioning, and has aided children with dual diagnoses. She is trained in various forms of communication devices, such as picture-exchange communication system (PECS) and proloquo2go.

Fredi advocates for parent involvement, and understands the importance of bridging the gap with the childs’ skills outside of therapy. She is passionate to teach children the life skills they need to reach their full potential.

Fredi provides ABA therapy in Toronto and Scarborough areas.

Hajira Zia, M.Ed, M.A., B.A., Behaviour Therapist, RBT

Hajira Zia has a Masters of Education from University of Toronto, in addition to her Masters of English Literature and Bachelors of Communication Degrees.

Hajira is an empathetic and a committed ABA therapist who is brilliant at increasing the developmental trajectory of children with an autism spectrum disorder using the principles of applied behavior analysis to improve their quality of life. She very passionately works with the children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental needs. She conducts 1:1 in-person therapy and provides support for the families and their children with disabilities.

Hajira has completed theoretical component of her RBT Behaviour Technician course.

Hajira speaks fluent English, Urdu, and Punjabi and provides ABA Therapy services in Downtown Toronto.

Jennifer Parrott, RECE, Behaviour Therapist

Jennifer obtained her Educational Assistance Diploma from Conestoga College. She studied Social Work at the University of Waterloo and holds level 1 and 2 Autism Intervener Certification through the Geneva Center in Toronto. She comes with many years of autism experience.

Jennifer is an extremely passionate individual who has experience implementing ABA therapy with children who have been diagnosed with ASD. She has worked with children who are nonverbal to high functioning and also highly behavioral. Jennifer has been providing in home ABA therapy in Kitchener Waterloo for 4 years.

Jennifer provides ABA Therapy services in Kitchener Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.

Josephine Adeosun, BSW, Behaviour Therapist

Josephine has a Bachelor of Social Works Degree from Carleton University. Since graduating, Josephine has gained many and good experiences working with Adults and Children from various backgrounds, this includes individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. She has also been privileged to counsel, teach, advocate and provide emotional and physical support to these individuals.

Josephine has over 3 years of experience working with children with special needs. She has experience providing ABA therapy for children who are diagnosed with ASD, She also has experience in teaching picture-exchange communication system (PECS) and proloquo2go.

As an individual one of her guiding principles is to let people know that the impossible can become possible if they just believe in themselves.

Josephine provides ABA Therapy Services in the Kitchener, Cambridge, and Waterloo area.

Jovana Guzman, RECE, Behaviour Therapist

Jovana has been working with diverse communities for over 13 years with children of all ages from toddlers to teens. Jovana studied at George Brown College, and Humber College.

Jovana has worked in childcare settings, schools, and provided in-home therapy. Jovana is a lifelong learner and continues to work towards her educational goals. She has received certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Jovana is passionate about her work and takes pride in maintaining a positive rapport in the community. Jovana is multilingual, and knows 3 languages!

Jovana has extensive experience as an Instructor Therapist working with children with Autism (ASD). Jovana has developed and implemented creative program plans tailored to the client's needs. Jovana is excited to take on new opportunities, and loves working with children and families.

Jovana provides ABA Therapy services in Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Julie Bautista, SW/SSW, B.A, Behaviour Therapist

Julie has a diploma as a Social Worker and Social Service Worker which she has 2 years experience combined together. Julie is professionally trained in the field for Mental Health in a facility as well Residential Homes where she treated individuals and their families with addictions and mental health. She has supported families with loved ones who are diagnosed or dual diagnosed with ADHD, Schizophrenia, Autism, etc.

During her field placement in a public school, Julie assisted the on-site CYW with children who were diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, OCD and using Coping CAT strategies that sided with anxiety and Behavioural issues. This made Julie realize to combine her interest in Social Work and Autism.

Julie has been in the field as an ABA and IBI therapist for 1 year while working towards obtaining her RBT certification. She gained knowledge and expertise working with children from 2-12 years old while working 1:1 as well as working effectively with families. Julie believes Social workers/ABA Therapists find the appropriate resources to support not only the client but the family unit as a whole, whether it is working to find a treatment team, or linking families to necessary basic needs services.

Julie has broadened her knowledge and expertise in social, emotional and behavioural issues in different environmental settings. Julie also has immense knowledge of the deaf and hard of hearing community, as she is hard of hearing herself and her older brother is Deaf.

Julie provides ABA therapy Services in King City, Barrie, and Vaughan.

Kandice Lynn, M.A., Behaviour Therapist

Kandice is a recent graduate from Yorkville University, with a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. She has 3 years of experience working with children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD/ADD, and PDD.

Kandice has experience working with children from the ages of 3-18. She has had the opportunity to work with children in clinical, home, community, and school settings. She has great experience working 1:1 with children and also has experience working with children in groups. Kandice has had training in implementing applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, as well as behavior management strategies. She has implemented programs including targets focusing on self-help skills, academic skills, and communication.

She also has experience in teaching picture-exchange communication system (PECS) and proloquo2go.

Kandice provides ABA therapy services in the Mississauga region.

Karly Tripp, Behaviour Therapist

Karly graduated from the Educational Support Program at Sheridan College in 2016 and the Autism Behavioral Sciences Program in 2017. Both of those programs provided her with valuable tools and resources to support students and assist them to reach their goals.

Karly is passionate about her work and loves to help kids reach their potential and set them up for success.

Karly also has experience working with young adults with social and eating disorders.

Karly provides ABA Therapy services in the Waterdown, Hamilton and Oakville regions.

Kavenaa Kokuladas, B.Sc., Behaviour Therapist

Kavenaa has a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto, and completed a double major in neuroscience and psychology. She then completed a Diploma in Behaviour Science Technician from George Brown College.

Kavenaa has 5 years of experience working with children and adults with cross disabilities. She began implementing ABA after completion of her Behaviour Science Technician program. She has worked with individuals ranging from 4 years of age to 75 years of age.

Kavenaa is a compassionate and empathetic therapist who has worked 1:1, group and school settings. She provides support for children as well as their families.

Kavenaa is working towards becoming a BCBA and is planning on completing her RBT training as well.

Kavenaa speaks fluent English and Tamil, and provides ABA therapy services in Scarborough, Ajax, Pickering and North York.

Krishna Shah, Behaviour Therapist

Krishna graduated from Fanshawe college with an Advance Diploma in Child and Youth Counseling. Krishna has over 7 years of experience working with children with Special needs including ASD, ADHD/ADD, and PDD, children with mental health and life crisis.

Krishna has experience working with children age group of of 3-18. She has had the opportunity to work with children in clinical, home, residence, community, and school settings. She has great experience working 1:1 with children and also has experience working with children in groups. Krishna has had training in implementing applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, as well as behavior management strategies. She has implemented programs including targets focusing on self-help skills, academic skills, and communication, school readiness, toilet training and more.

She also has experience in teaching picture-exchange communication system (PECS) and proloquo2go.

Krishna provides ABA Thearpy services in Scarborough.

Megan Pittman, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Megan knew she had a passion to work with children, but it particularly grew when she began working as a one to one camp counsellor during the summer. She worked there for four years, eventually becoming the Assistant Unit head of the special needs unit at camp. She completed my Bachelors of Arts Undergrad in Psychology at the University of Guelph in 2019, and a certification in the foundations of CBT from Adler. From there, she continued using the skills she learned from working with exceptional children as well as the knowledge she obtained in her undergrad into the ABA field as a behaviour therapist for 2 years.

Megan has experience working with children diagnosed across the ASD spectrum, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and ODD in private schools and in home therapy settings. She is continuing to strive for a higher understanding and greater skill base in ABA therapy.

Megan privides ABA therapy services in the Durham Region.

Momina Siddiqui, B.Sc., Behaviour Therapist

Momina completed her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology in 2018. She has 2 years’ experience of providing behavioral services to kids age (3-12) with Developmental and Learning disorders i.e. ASD, ADHD and Dyslexia.

Momina is highly motivated and self-directed ABA Therapist with ability to work with children of various intellectual, physical and behavioral challenges. She has worked in variety of settings including Public/Private schools, daycare, in home and in Centre.

She generally enjoys working with children and believes that individualized training and healthy relationship with client has positively impact on them.

Momina can speak English, Urdu and Hindi, and provides ABA Therapy services in North York, Etobicoke and Downtown.

Morenike (Monica) Orubuloye, B.Sc., M.A., Behavior Therapist

Monica completed a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology and a Master’s degree in International public relations with specialization in Human Psychology from Cardiff University, and a certificate course in Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA) from Canada. She has 3 years experience working with ASD and ASHD between the ages of 3-18.

Monica's international experience has enabled her to understand cultural diversity and she has worked with children in groups, home, community and school settings. She has a great experience in implementing ABA and she is passionate about what she does. She has implemented programs with focus on self help skills, academic skills and communication with significant success.

Monica provides ABA therapy services in North York region.

Nirja Thakkar, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Nirja has a Bachelor’s of Arts with Psychology from India. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences and diploma in DSW from Fanshawe College in London, ON.

Nirja has been working in the field of Psychology and mental health since the age of 15 and has a total of 6 years of experience, combined from India and Canada. She has worked as an ABA therapist for almost a year.

Nirja has an experience of working with people between ages 2-85 years with cultural diversity on a large scale of behavioural and cognitive abilities. She is currently getting certified as an RBT and strive to complete her masters as BCBA.

Nirja is fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi. She is not fluent but can send a message across using ASL and understand it.

Nirja provides ABA Therapy services in London, Ontario.

Nethnie Nandadasa, B.Sc. (Hons), Behaviour Therapist

Nethnie is a recent graduate from UWO Psychology program. She is in pursuit of a Masters of Arts in School and Applied Psychology with a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism.

She has been working with kids with special needs aged 3-13 since 2017. She has worked in educational and community settings and is very passionate about working with children.

Nethnie believes in an approach centred around the child and the family. She highly encourages parent involvement after sessions.

Nethnie provides ABA therapy services in London, Ontario.

Rebekah Heipel, B.A.Sc., Behaviour Therapist

Rebekah completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Psychology with a diploma in general arts and sciences. She has started completing courses towards her diploma in Autism and Behavioral Sciences.

She has worked with exceptional children for 6 years with an emphasis in providing 1 to 1 ABA therapy for 3 years. Rebekah is also trained in the use of LAMP, PECS and other AAC devices. She always had a desire to work with children with autism, as she grew up with a brother on the spectrum. She herself also has a child on the spectrum.

Rebekah provides ABA therapy services in the Durham Region.

Sarah Long, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Sarah has her Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Ontario Tech University and is currently a student in Yorkville University's Master's of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy Program. Sarah has over 3 years experience working in the field of mental health and one year experience providing ABA therapy in home, in school, and in clinical settings to children with autism ranging from ages 2-12. Sarah is passionate about her work and genuinely enjoys being around children. She understands the uniqueness of each child and is dedicated to ensuring that all needs are being met.

Sarah is invested in your child's progress and will be willing to share strategies, principles and techniques with parents for an overall positive experience.

Sarah provides ABA therapy services in Scarborough.

Shalini Rajeswaran, B.A. Hons., Behaviour Therapist

Shalini has an Honours Bachelor in Psychology from University of Toronto, and is planning on advancing in the field of behavioural sciences to bridge the gap of understanding various children developmental disorders. She has helped create programs to achieve milestones working with children with autism and developmental disabilities for over 3 years, experienced with kids from age 3-12. She has worked in the public sector with younger children from high to low functioning, capable of leading groups emphasizing on communication skills, executive functioning, and social skills.

Shalini has had opportunities to conduct 1:1 in-person therapy, and educate/train families about the challenges the autism spectrum may bring in a school and home environment. She is a resourceful professional who can get creative for specific ABA techniques that will cater to the needs of each special individual child.

Her friendly and patience manner makes it easy for her to build rapport with children and parents. She is a young therapist who is continuing to grow and learn with the new clients who come her way.

Shalini provides ABA Therapy Services in Scarborough, Markham, Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.

Shelley Qiu, B.Sc., M.Ed., Behaviour Therapist

Shelley Qiu is working on her BCBA course with a certificate in Autism and Behaviour Science in Fanshawe College in 2019. Shelley got her PhD in Developmental Psychology in 2018 in Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, M. Edu in Educational and Developmental Psychology in 2012 in Eastchina Normal University, and B.S. in Psychology in 2009 in Beijing Normal University, before she came to Canada.

Shelley has two years experience providing one-on-one therapies to kids aged 3-9 years old as an Instructor Therapist. She has delivered programs in eating behaviour, social skills, motor skills, academic skills (number concepts, reading), communication skills, etc. Shelley enjoys growing with the kids. She strives to make the a nourishing environment for the kids and their family.

Shelley speaks Mandarin and English. She provides ABA therapy services in the Durham region.

Tamar Nareshelashvili, B.A. Hons., Behaviour Therapist

Tamar has an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The Educational Institute of Clinical, General, and Applied Psychology, Tbilisi, Georgia. Also, she graduated from George Brown College’s behavioural sciences program. Tamar received the top score for an evaluation of her ABA therapy sessions, and won the employee of the year award at her previous position.

Tamar has been working with children and adults diagnosed with autism and other developmental delays. Tamar has experience conducting ABLLS-R assessment, writing programs, implementing programs, teaching self-care and social skills. She has experience working one-on-one in home, centre, daycare, camp and in school settings, conducting online sessions, teaching various social skills in natural environment from crossing a street to going to movies. Tamar has experience planning activities and running social skills program for different age groups. She has trained new therapists and parents as well. Moreover, while in Georgia in 2020, she translated the ABLLS-R assessment and taught psychology faculty students the principles of ABA, how to do assessments, write programs, implement programs and take data. Tamar supervised the whole centre in Tbilisi, Georgia via telehealth after returning back to Canada.

Tamar is multilingual (English, Russian, and Georgian).

Tamar provides ABA therapy services in North York and Vaughan.

Tayyaba Farooq, B.A., Behaviour Therapist

Tay acquired a Bachelor's of Arts degree with a major in Psychology, and a minor in Religion and Culture at the University of Saskatchewan. She has 5+ years of experience working and/or volunteering with individuals who are differently abled. Tay has formally been working as an 1:1 ABA/IBI therapist for approximately one year in clinic and home based settings. During her employment, she has gained experience working with children from the ages of 2-6, including non-verbal children and children who present extreme behaviours. She is trained in safety, behaviour management and is further working towards attaining an RBT certificate. Tay is also enrolled in a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is thrilled to work collaboratively in the vast mental health field with a focus on minority groups to minimize stigma around mental health and maximize information and access.

Aside from English, Tay is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Tay provides ABA Therapy services in the Peel Region.

Vaishnavi Ilango, B.A., M.A., Behaviour Therapist

Vaishnavi Ilango has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Counseling and Guidance Psychology and specialization degree in Learning Disability. She is committed to changing the lives of students and nurturing their potential. She believes constant reinforcement and positive environment will help students thrive and develop in an educational atmosphere.

She is versatile and dedicated child advocate with a solid focus on the individual needs of special education students. She is skilled in designing and implementing inspiring hands on lessons, employing wide ranging multisensory manipulatives and IEP’s to enhance student achievement.

Vaishnavi has conducted a wide range of assessments at educational institutions and has helped children overcome various learning difficulties, as well as social, emotional problems that hamper academic and social development. She has worked in India and the U.S.A prior to joining our team. She is empathetic, friendly and willing to go above and beyond for children she works with.

Vaishnavi provides ABA therapy services in the Brampton/Vaughan regions.