Our Stories

Nicole Gagnon

Nicole has her degree in Child and youth Studies, and masters in Applied Disability Studies with an Applied Behavioural Analysis speciality. She is one of our Senior Therapists at the Orangeville location, and has been supporting individuals with autism since 2009. Nicole’s passion lies in having the chance to be a part of allowing learners to reach their full potential, and in celebrating each and every success. In her spare time, away from work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her fiancé, and travelling.

Emily Babcock

Emily has her diploma in Education Assistance, and a certificate in Autism Behavioural Sciences, and has been supporting individuals on the spectrum for 3 years. She works as an Instructional Therapist at the Orangeville location. She has a passion for improving quality of life with the children she works with, and in her spare time she enjoys playing soccer.

Celyne Mclean

Celyne has her diploma in Social Services, and certificate in Autism Behavioural Sciences. She works as an Instructional Therapist in the Orangeville location, and has been working with individuals on the spectrum for 5 years. Celyne has a passion for working with children who require extra support to succeed in life. In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog Chance to the lake.

Alicia Way

Alicia is currently pursing her education in Child and Youth Counselling, and has hopes to get her masters in Applied Disability Studies. Alicia was a student with us, and we loved how passionate she is with our children we had to hire her, so she now works as an Instructional Therapist in Orangeville. Alicia loves to assist children succeed, and promoting independence. In her spare time she enjoys horsebacking riding.

Christina Hansen

Christina is a registered Early Childhood Educator, and has a post-grad certificate in Advanced Studies in Special Needs. Christina has always had a passion for all children, and enjoys watching them succeed. Christina works in the Orangeville location as an Instructional Therapist. In her spare time she loves to be with her husband and son, and travelling.

Olivia Drag

Olivia has her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and is pursing her Masters in Professional Education in Applied Behavioural Analysis. Olivia works in our Fergus location as one of our Senior Therapists, and has a passion for making a difference in the lives she supports. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, and working on her personal art projects.

Dane Bridget

Dane has his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and is currently pursing his Masters in Social Work. Dane works as an Instructional Therapist in our Fergus location, and has a passion for supporting children on the spectrum, and taking part in activities with them. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors, reading, and rock climbing.

Amberly Sikkema

Amberly has her diploma in Developmental Services, and a certificate in Autism Behavioural Sciences. She works in the Fergus location as an Instructional Therapist. She has been supporting people with disabilities since 2009, and has a passion for celebrating victories with children no matter how big or small. In her spare time Amberly loves to spend time with her growing family, and going to the beach.

Nicole Stewart

Nicole has her diploma in Child and Youth Counselling, and did a placement with us, and we loved her positive, hard working attitude we had to keep her! She now works as an Instructional Therapist in our Fergus location. One of her passions is teaching children new skills, and in her spare time she enjoy spending time with friends, and watching stock car racing.

Christy Woof

Christy has her Bachelors in Science, and is pursing her education in couples and family therapy. She works as a behaviour coach in our Fergus location, and has a passion for seeing her clients use the knowledge she teaches in their every day lives. In her spare time Christy enjoys spending time with family, travelling, and going to the cottage.

Freya Hunter

Freya is the owner of Autism Behavioural Services, and has been in the field for over 20 years. Freya has her degree in social work, degree in psychology, and her masters in psychology. Her passion for starting this business is because she fell in love with this population, and she simply thinks these children are awesome. Her huge advocating personality allows children on the spectrum to have a voice in a world where they may not have one. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, and pets.

Leah Valedis

Leah is currently pursing her education in psychology, and is currently working as an ABA camp coordinator in our Fergus location, as well as an Instructional Therapist. She has a passion for teaching social skills, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dogs, and going to concerts.

Jayme Croteau

Jayme has her diploma in Child and Youth Counselling, and is working at our Fergus location as an Instructional Therapist. She has a passion for assisting children reach their full potential, and in her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Keyda.

Sue Parks

Sue is our trusty administrator for both Fergus and Orangeville locations. She keeps us running smoothly, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids. She also loves to travel to visit with friends and family.

Laura Straus

Laura has her Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, and a certificate in Autism Behavioural Sciences. She is working as an Instructional Therapist in our Fergus location. Laura has done a great deal of volunteering in the field, and thoroughly enjoys supporting people. In her spare time away from work Laura enjoys spending time with family, and listening to music.

Amanda Duff

Amanda has her Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and works as an Instructional Therapist in our Fergus location. Amanda has a sibling with a diagnosis of Asperger’s, therefore has a desire to support others with a diagnosis using her education. In her spare time Amanda enjoys working out, and staying healthy.

Jen Whyte

Jen has her advanced diploma in Child and Youth, and a certificate in Autism Behavioural Sciences. During her placements with the school board she supported children with autism and fell in love, so she pursued a career as an Instructional Therapist in our Orangeville location. In her spare time Jen enjoys playing baseball with friends.

Lindsay Balkwin

Lindsay has her diploma in Child and Youth Counseling, and has been in the autism field for 9 years! She is an Instructional Therapist at the Fergus location. Lindsay chose this field because she wants to help kids with learning disabilities reach their full potential. In her time away from work Lindsay enjoys playing with her two beautiful daughters.