Aspire Community & Developmental Services offers life skills coaching and empowerment groups to youth and young adults with developmental disabilities and autism. We strive to promote independence and build confidence in our clients as they begin or continue the transition to adulthood. We also provide caregiver support and education. Services can be provided in person and virtually.
Note: no physical location, programming takes place in the community or client home
Family, Organizational & Individual Special Needs Consulting
Cross sectoral service navigation of the special needs systems for all ages and abilities regardless of diagnosis, geography, age and other typical eligibility criteria. Offerings such as transition planning, funding application support, workshops, person-centered planning and facilitation. Creating an individual plan that includes educational, recreational, cultural, volunteer, employment pathways and more.
-Therapeutic services provided through Play Therapy, AutPlay Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Psychoeducation.
-Provider of AutPlay Therapy - a play and behavioural therapy approach to working with children and families affected by autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dysregulation issues, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
-Specialized experience working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
-Parent counselling and support.
-Assistance with understanding and navigating the educational system.
-In-person sessions and teletherapy sessions provided.
25 years experience in all ages, all skills development; Highest Honours in Post Graduate Behavioural Sciences and Autism, beyond basics; fully credentialed as an Independent Facilitator; Certified PEERS Coach for Social Skills building (UCLA program); Esteemed Testimonials on my website; Trainor in schools for assistive technology (GAFE/GAPPS), all ages; with training badges; well versed in ABA guiding principles and strict adherence to Behaviourist Code of Ethics; formerly trained under direct mentorship from 2 Clinical Psychologist specializing in ASD; Developed and operated Newmarkets 1st Preschool Academy for Autism; Program and Skills Developer in Social Skills, Functional Independent Self-Help skills, and much more; Individualized Preschool supports and training of Staff. as well as a transition team lead; Floortime play and verbal behavior supports; and more for the whole family.