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Kathleen Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Kathleen Quill, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Kathleen Quill is a respected author, lecturer and consultant. Kathleen has conducted trainings in over 20 countries, given the keynote address for 10 international organizations, and presented at over 100 conferences. She promotes integrating behavioral and developmental educational methods; conducts applied research on social and communication intervention, and participates in national and state program initiatives to bridge the gap between research and practice. Kathleen is the editor of the seminal text Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization (Delmar Publishers, 1995); author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTENSAY: Social and communication intervention for children with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000; 2nd edition, 2017), wrote e-learning courses (www.autisminternetmodules.com) and was a major contributor to the development of AutismPro, (Virtual Expert Clinics, 2002) an online software tool that provides comprehensive information and guidance about the full range of evidence-based educational interventions for young children with ASD (www.autismpro.com).

She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Kathleen is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities; the Advisory Board for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly; and the Board of Directors for Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Andrew Davis

Andrew DavisAndrew 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 field of ABA, including the areas of 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 over 10,000 childcare and school board educators across the province of 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 his work at Geneva Centre doing training engagements and consultations as a Training Institute Faculty, as well as teaches in the Behavioural Sciences program at Seneca College as an adjunct professor.

 

Adriana Karka

Adriana KarkaAdriana Karka has been with Geneva Centre for Autism since 2007 first as a Provincial Autism Resource Consultant and currently as a member of the Training Institute Faculty. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto and post-graduate studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Adriana has spent her working career in the field of autism and special education. Adriana has been an accomplished music therapist and behaviour specialist for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities for 15 years. She previously spent five years with the Autism Intervention Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). In addition, Adriana 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.

Adriana is fully bilingual and provides training and consultation both in English and French. She is also fluent in Lithuanian and has travelled to Eastern Europe as a guest lecturer on autism and special education.

In her present role at the Geneva Centre for Autism, Adriana is responsible for travelling to and providing training in Canadian and international communities, creating and developing training courses, and consulting various medical and educational personnel in their work with individuals on the autism spectrum.

 

Katy Albert, M.Ed., BCBA

Katy Albert, M.Ed., BCBAKaty is an Academic and Behaviour Coach at The Redpath Centre specializing in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum and other neuro-developmental disorders. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher and received her Master’s in Developmental Psychology and Education before pursuing a career in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has worked as a behaviour therapist and consultant in the private sector and at Geneva Centre for Autism. As an educator and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), she integrates a variety of approaches including Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), special education teaching practices, and cognitive behavioural strategies (CBT) to promote academic and social development. She is passionate about supporting families and individuals with a range of challenges including school attendance, academic performance, impulsivity, excessive gaming, aggression, self-injury, and anxiety. She has represented Geneva Centre for Autism as a specialized media expert on television and in print. She also develops and facilitates courses and professional training on a variety of topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorders as an Associate Faculty at Geneva Centre for Autism.
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