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Andrew Davis

Andrew DavisFaculty, Training Institute
Toronto, Webinar& London

Andrew first became interested in Autism when completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Queen’s University. After graduating in 2003 he immediately began working at Geneva Centre for Autism as an IBI therapist. By 2006 he was a Supervisor/Senior therapist in the program where he continued to develop his skills in the areas verbal behaviour, errorless teaching, skill assessment, curriculum planning, and behavioural interventions for children with Autism.

In 2008 he joined the Training Institute team at Geneva Centre and participated in the ministry funded initiative to deliver training in applied behaviour analysis and autism support strategies to childcare and school board educators across Ontario. In 2011 Andrew graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Disabilities Studies with a specialization in ABA from Brock University. Today he continues to work at Geneva Centre doing consultations and training engagements as a Training Institute Faculty.

Andrew is available to present on a variety of autism and ABA related topics. Please contact Research, Education and Training Institute at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a topic.

 

Cheryl White, BCaBA

Cheryl WhiteBehaviour Consultant & Faculty, Training Institute
Barrie & Ottawa

Cheryl graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Science and a minor in Psychology.  In 2003, after a scenic drive from Vancouver to Newfoundland, she arrived in Toronto and began working at Geneva Centre for Autism as an Instructor Therapist with what was at the time called Toronto Preschool Autism Service (TPAS) providing Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). This experience formed a solid foundation of knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  Cheryl went on to facilitate social skill-building groups and in 2005 joined the Clinical Behaviour Services Team as a Behaviour Consultant.  For the past 6 years Cheryl has worked within that program’s Asperger’s Program which offers customised programming for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS).  It is within this program that Cheryl continues to find inspiration, and to seek creative and effective ways to support the unique needs of the AS population.  In 2014 Cheryl became a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst.

Adriana Karka

Adriana KarkaFaculty, Training Institute
Toronto French

Adriana Karka has been with Geneva Centre for Autism since 2007 first as a Provincial Autism Resource Consultant, and currently as a Training Institute Faculty. Adriana is fully bilingual and provides training and consultation both in English and French.  As an accomplished music therapist and behaviour specialist for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 10 years, she previously spent five years with the Autism Intervention Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Adriana also provided early intervention services and music therapy in both Chicago's Easter Seals Developmental Centre as well as the Montclair State University’s Music Therapy clinic “Music Aids Growth in Children” (MAGIC) in New Jersey. She is fluent in English, French and Lithuanian, and has travelled to Eastern Europe as a lecturer on Autism and Special Education.

Adriana is available to present on a variety of autism and ABA related topics. Please contact Research, Education and Training Institute at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request a topic.

 


Adriana Karka œuvre dans les domaines de l’analyse comportementale appliquée et musicothérapie pour les individus ayant l'autisme et des besoins particuliers depuis plus que 10 ans. Elle travaille au Centre Genève pour l'Autisme depuis 2007 à  titre de consultante provinciale des ressources en autisme. Avant son emploi au Centre Genève, Adriana a passé 5 ans dans le Programme d’intervention en autisme au Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l’est de l’Ontario (CHEO) à Ottawa et elle était thérapeute en intervention précoce et musicothérapie aux États-Unis au Centre « Timbres de Pâques » à Chicago et au programme préscolaire « Music Aids Growth in Children (MAGIC) » à New Jersey. Elle parle couramment l’anglais, le français et le lithuanien, et a voyagé en Europe de l'Est en tant que formatrice sur l'autisme et l’éducation spécialisée.

 

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