We also provide workshop and group presentations:
practical information, hands on activities and customized strategies to address a range of issues including managing anxiety, and optimizing functional performance at work and school.
We recently led a workshop at the Autism Job Club Hire Higher Conference about "Tackling Your Anxiety".
We will identify your individualized sensory profile and assist you to achieve sensory balance. Sensory modulation is the foundation that you require to improve and/or access the emotional regulation skills , social interaction skills, and executive functioning skills that are crucial for work and school successs.
We believe that neurological differences often come with functional challenges in daily life, but they also come with unique skills and aptitudes. Let us empower you (and your family/ facilitator) to cope with the demands of an educational system and/or a workplace that often does not understand how to enable individuals with neurodiversity to flourish.
Nikki has over 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. Nikki grew up in the small close-knit town of Wingham, Ontario. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she attained university degrees in Sociology and Occupational Therapy. Upon graduation, Nikki spent two years working as an OT in Martinsville, Virginia, a charming town located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since that work experience, Nikki has been employed in Ontario, as a community and /or school based therapist.
Presently Nikki lives in Burlington, Ontario with her husband and her son. Nikki's son was identified as being "at the severe end of the autism spectrum" when he was four years old. He is now a 20 year old young man that is flourishing at the University of Toronto, in addition to being a stupendous human being, in his mother's opinion.
Marla is a Registered Physiotherapist with over 17 years of experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 1999 and proceeded to get her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, where she was born and raised.
Marla worked in an out-patient private clinic in Hamilton for 9 years and in 2010 moved into community rehab. It was there that she developed and cultivated a keen interest in pediatric rehabilitation. She now works and lives in Burlington providing care in both home and school environments. Marla treats children from 0-21 with a variety of orthopedic, neurological and sensory disorders.
On a personal note, Marla is married to husband Derek, and has a daughter and two step-sons.
Cindy has over 24 years of experience as a special education resource teacher and a certified classroom teacher. Cindy grew up with a strong sense of family and community in the village of Lucknow, ON. Cindy attained a degree in science at the University of Waterloo, and went on to achieve a degree in education at Brock University. Cindy enjoys her current role as a SERT because it provides her the opportunity to support teachers, but more importantly to interact with the students that most benefit from her compassion, support and advocacy.
Cindy presently lives in Listowel, Ontario with her husband and her two sons. She draws on personal experience with her own son who suffers from school anxiety, separation anxiety and generalized anxiety, in addition to a Learning Disability. Cindy is passionate about enabling individuals and parents that struggle to access the supports they require at school and in their community. Cindy is determined that no parent or child feels alone in their journey.
Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
We service the geographical areas of Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Monday - Friday: 9:30 - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed