Freya Hunter, M.Sc
Owner, Director

Freya Hunter is the owner and director of Autism Behavioural Service Inc. Freya has both a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a Master's of Science in Psychology from the University of Pheonix. She has over 20 years experience within the autism field, supporting children, teens, and adults. In 2007, Freya opened Autism Behavioural Services and has since built two successful clinics in Fergus and Orangeville, serving both Wellington and Dufferin Counties. Freya is a dedicated and passionate professional who believes that all children should be given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. 

 

Haley Payne, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor

Haley has been working in the field of ABA since 2011 and has been practicing as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2014. Haley holds Bachelor degrees from the University of Guelph (Applied Science, Child, Youth and Family) and Brock University (Education) as well as  a Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction, Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Arizona State University. Haley has experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in both clinic and community based settings in intensive and consultative roles. In her free time Haley enjoys spending time at the cottage, going for hikes and going to the gym. 

Emily Richard, B.A
Senior Therapist (In Training)

Emily is a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) and Lead Instructor Therapist at our Fergus location. Emily also works at our Orangeville location as a Senior Therapist in training. Emily  has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a  Autism Behavioural Science Certificate from Algonquin College.  She is certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) as well as Level C CPR. Emily has 5 years experience working with children with autism and learning disabilities and has been working in the field of ABA since 2017. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends, family and most importantly her cat. She also enjoys going on hikes and shopping. When asked what she loves most about her job, she shared that she loves the kids, specifically stating that having the opportunity to help them learn, develop and grow as individuals is the most rewarding aspect of her job and she wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Emily Babcock
Lead Instructor Therapist

Emily is a graduate of the Educational Assistant Special Needs Support program at Niagara College as well as the Autism Behavioural Sciences certificate program at Niagara College. Emily has been working in the field of ABA since 2015. On her days off, Emily likes to sit by the pool and spend time with her family. Emily also enjoy going to the cottage and being on the water. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Emily shared that she loves the constant learning and how each day is different. Emily shares that she is always learning from the children she works with and loves seeing their progress and helping them grow!

 

Alicia Way
Lead Instructor Therapist

Alicia is a graduate of the Child and Youth Care Practitioner program at Georgian College and has been working with children on the autism spectrum for the past 2.5 years. Alicia is CPI certified and is a lead therapist at our Orangeville site. In her free time, Alicia enjoys going out on her boat and walking her dog Klo. Alicia's favourite part of her job is watching the children she works with grow and learn everyday. She loves how rewarding it is to watch each child progress.

 

Raman Gill
Instructor Therapist

Raman has a Sociology Degree from York University and a diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown College. Raman has been working with children for 8 years and working with children with ASD for almost three years. Outside of work, Raman loves to read, watch movies and be outside enjoying the weather! When asked what she loves most about her job, Raman shared, I’ve always loved being around kids which was one of the reasons I chose this field of work. I really enjoy watching and being a part of the small accomplishments each child makes!

Chelsea Raposo
Instructor Therapist

Chelsea initially came to ABS Inc as a student completing a placement in fulfillment of her Child and Youth Care Diploma from Seneca College. After completion of her diploma, Chelsea accepted a position as an Instructor Therapist at our Orangeville location. Chelsea is trained in ASIST and has 5 years experience working with children.  Chelsea appreciates the opportunity to be  apart of the growth and development of the children she works with and loves watching them develop as the the beautiful individuals that they are! Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family, having fun and creating new memories.

Chloe Galbraith
Instructor Therapist

Chloe has been an Instructor Therapist at ABS Inc since 2017. Chloe has a Personal Support Worker diploma and is trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute). In her time off, Chloe can be found playing hockey and baseball. When asked what she loves most about her job, Chloe shared " I love how rewarding this job is, when one of our kids reaches a milestone that they have been working on! Also, how everyday is a learning experience here. All my lovely coworkers make this field loveable!"

Ryan David
Instructor Therapist

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Ryan has over 4 years of experience working with children and initially came to ABS Inc. as a placement student. Since completing his placement, Ryan has worked with ABS Inc for the past two summers as an Instructor Therapist. Ryan likes to spend his time outside of work exploring the outdoors, working out and playing basketball. Ryan appreciates the opportunity to work with children and make a difference in their lives while being a positive role model.

Ashley Stahurski
Instructor Therapist

Ashley came to ABS Inc as a placement student and has since taken on the role of Instructor Therapist at both our Fergus and Orangeville locations. Ashley is currently in her last year of the Child and Youth Care Diploma program from Sheridan College and also holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law from Carleton University.  Ashley is trained in ASIST and has been working with children since September 2018. When not at work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her dog Klaus. When asked what she loves about her role, Ashley shared "I love the constant learning and how every day is different!"