MA (Master of Arts) in Special Education – UBC (University of British Columbia)
BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)
Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers)
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Other Pertinent training outside of your credential:
Crisis Prevention Institute Trainer
Worked in a variety of settings (home, schools, centre, community, group homes) in the capacity of a behaviour analyst
Worked in British Columbia and Ontario
Developed a self-determination curriculum for adolescents with ASD
Worked as a job coach in customized employment experiences for adults with disabilities
Presenter/trainer for the Geneva Centre for Autism
Years of Experience (in general): 16
Length of Time with ISAND: <year
Position at ISAND: Behaviour Consultant
Any areas of Specialization:
Severe challenging behaviour
Fostering self-determination and self-advocacy skills
Professional Accomplishments ( at least one):
Presenting at APBS in Atlanta, GA.
What brought you to ISAND:
The progressive and multidisciplinary approach – and that this approach incorporates elements of positive behaviour support (something that Ontario is a bit lacking in general).
What do you really like about ISAND:
The caring professionals with amazing expertise.
A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests:
Watching home reno shows, eating my way through Toronto one restaurant at a time, and doing Olympic weightlifting.