Michelle has been an active member of Thunder Bay’s autism community for nearly twenty years. Michelle has a long history of community involvement and has worked with Autism Ontario, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Lakehead District School Board Special Education Advisory Committee in various volunteer and advisory roles. Michelle earned a degree in psychology from Lakehead University and following graduation has done extensive training in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has worked at delivering ABA services in both the school system and in the community. Currently, Michelle sits on the provincial Board of Directors of Autism Ontario as well as Willow Springs Creative Centre, a Thunder Bay based social purpose enterprise.
Michelle can provide training on autism spectrum disorders and applied behaviour analysis. From a basic overview to an in-depth look at specific topics, training may be geared to small or large groups with target audiences including families and caregivers as well as front line staff and service providers. Contact her to discuss your training needs.
Michelle is available for client specific consultations related to skill development (such as life and social skills) and working to diminish problematic behaviours (such as task avoidance and sleep issues). Functional assessment and treatment may also be provided under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Michelle believes strongly that all children deserve access to a public education program that meets their needs and celebrates their strengths. She is happy to work with families and caregivers in navigating the special education and community supports system. An initial 30 minute consultation is free. Should additional support be required, reduced rates are available for families in financial need.