ADULTS

Whether you are starting your journey with special needs, or have been in it for years,

my insight helps you reflect on how you are meeting needs and providing support.

 
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Family Members

Parents, children, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers, are included in the category of family members. If you hold any other title or role within a family unit or household, you also fit into this category.

 

I work directly with you to understand your priorities and to determine your needs. 

Together, we reflect on your goals for your loved one, and for your family and find real-life strategies for supporting your loved one's learning and growth where applicable, and for providing the most effective care possible.

I always strive to respect personal limitations, values and beliefs, and understand and acknowledge who you and your loved ones are.

Clinicians and Professionals

Educators, Special Care Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists, and Physiotherapists are included in the category of clinicians and professionals. If you work under another title or role, and you work independently or in a clinical context as opposed to on a team, you also fit into this category of services. If you work under one of these titles, however you work as a part of a team, consult the corresponding team environment below.

You, the professionals, are of course the experts in your field, however you may experience difficulties in relation to understanding autistic thinking, communicating with non functionally speaking or non speaking individuals, and challenging behaviour. Perhaps you are meeting challenges in applying your methods within your current environment and reality or meeting success and providing belonging for the individual(s) being supported.

 

I work directly with you to understand your methods and your priorities for the service you offer. 

Together, we determine where you are meeting success and where you are meeting challenges in adapting and applying your professional skills, and find real-life strategies that will enhance your existing supports and services.

I also help you reflect on your approach, methods, perspective and goals, and help you consider if they are meeting the needs of your client as effectively as possible.

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Recreation
Day programs
Camps

Certain activity environments may be challenging for adults with developmental disabilities, neurocognitive disorders, or other conditions or diagnoses. It may be difficult to integrate individuals into groups and/or ensure active participation, that provides a pleasurable experience for everyone involved.

From my years working in various environments including day programs and summer camps, I recognize that a neutral party can be beneficial when trying to problem solve situations and overcome barriers.

 

I work directly with the intervention team to:

  • understand the reality of the day to day routine

  • find creative solutions that are realistic and applicable in meeting the combined needs of individuals as well as the team

  • provide specific information and realistic tools and techniques for integrating and communicating effectively with adults with various diagnoses and corresponding needs,

  • provide more effective existing services while meeting fewer challenges,

all within the available material and human resources.

 

Group Homes
Intermediate and Family Resources (RI and RTF)

Living with a group of people can be challenging for adults with developmental disabilities, neurocognitive disorders, or other conditions or diagnoses. Staff may struggle with providing attention and combining individualized and group support. Ensuring sustained independence, considering personal preferences and dignity, as well as balancing unique wants and needs, may also be a challenge.

From my years working in various environments including group homes, I recognize that a neutral party can be beneficial when trying to preventatively avoid difficult situations, problem solve issues that arise and overcome barriers, while always ensuring to maintain human dignity and connection.

I work directly with the intervention team to understand their reality, as a means to:

  • find creative solutions that are realistic and applicable in meeting the combined needs of individuals as well as the team

  • provide specific information and realistic tools and techniques for integrating and communicating effectively with adults with various diagnoses and corresponding needs,

  • provide more effective existing services while meeting fewer challenges,

all within the available material and human resources.