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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 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 deliver the following courses in both English and French: Autism Intervener Certificate Course: General Focus, Asperger Focus, or Adult Focus, Why Do They Do That? Understanding Behaviour in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Coping with Anxiety: Techniques that Help Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Using the Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to Teach Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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