We are a pool of caregivers dedicated to providing a meaningful break to parents who have children and adults with complex special needs. These children/adults and their parents face extra demands, and challenges; therefore, families require time when someone else cares for these children/adults. Bluewater Respite assists families by matching their child's/adult's needs to experienced caregiver's strengths. During this meaningful break, the caregiver takes the child/adult into the community. Parents have an opportunity to spend time with their partners, other children, run errands, or just relax.
One to One Respite
Two to One Respite
Autism Spectrum Support
We offer ABA/IBI services for ages 18 months to 23 years old. We can address multiple issues from skill building to reducing problem behaviours that get in the way of learning. We work in London as well as surrounding counties.
As a psychotherapist I have extensive training and experience in supporting people with Autism and I am a Certified Trauma Counsellor with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In my experience is often imperative to understand individuals with Autism as a unique individual and how their unique needs related their Autism (e.g. interpreting social cues, sensory integration issues) are impacted by stressors within their lives, relationships and environments. This is often accomplished through a biopsychosocial model of stress. Furthermore, developing a deeper understanding of an individual’s models of processing stress and emotions are understood through a relational model of psychotherapy and a polyvagal mode of assessment. Upon developing an understanding of the individuals unique needs supports are collaboratively. developed to develop individual psychotherapeutic support and interventions (e.g. insight based approaches, mindfulness models, cognitive approaches).
We offer speech, language and social communication assessments and intervention. We work in collaboration with you and your child, your child's teachers and your child's paediatrician to identify communication challenges associated with ASD. Additionally, we offer some social communication and play groups in partnership with Learning to Connect. Due to COVID-19 all services are currently provided through telepractice.
Occupational Therapy Assessment and individualized intervention
Sensory Processing Assessment and Intervention
Independence in Self care
Feeding Assessment and intervention especially for picky eaters
Fine motor and Gross motor skill development
Hand writing assessment and intervention
Visuomotor Integration Assessment and intervention
Use of Behaviour modification strategies
Currently working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2013; offering ABA/IBI services in both public and private settings in the city of London, Ontario.
BA Psychology with a Minor in Law (Carleton University).
Autism and Behavioural Science Post-Graduate Certificate (Algonquin College).
Pediatric Healthcare Aide Certificate (Joint collaboration between Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Algonquin College).
Completion of Provincially-mandated Intensive Behavioural Intervention Training through Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Completion of Provincially-mandated Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training through the Ontario Public Service (MCCSS).
Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Certificate (Provincially-mandated).
Livingworks Start Certificate. Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Offering ABA assessments and program development. Consultation and training for families and IBI teams. 20+ years experience serving individuals with autism and related challenges in both public and private settings. Specialize in early intervention serving learners aged 2-10.
We offer mental health services for clients with a variety of Cognitive and Developmental challenges through play therapy, talk therapy, and other creative and developmentally appropriate services. Also, our entire clinic offers the Safe & Sound Protocol which is an incredible treatment for the nervous system and helps with spontaneous eye contact, social engagement, decreasing sensory sensitivities, and calming the individual. This treatment has been researched mostly for Autistic populations with great success.
The Family Support Program provides effective, practical and timely assistance for families with children under the age of 18 years old with a developmental/intellectual disability and/or Autism. Family Support offers a coordinated access point to guide you through the “system”. Families can receive information and assistance with: Concerns about education, Funding sources & completion of government forms, Parenting programs and support groups, Respite programs, Community resources, and Future planning. WDDS Family Services also offers an annual Summer Camp for youth ages 10-21.