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    The position is for the one year maturnity leave of an Autism Support Worker working with my 13 year old son, who is attending Grade Eight at Argyle Secondary School. Potential candidates would have Lovaas type ABA training and experience with elementary and/or high school students in academics, leasure skills and social interaction.

    Our son has been in an ABA program for ten years, since he was three years old. His academic abilities in the areas of reading, writing and math are at a low Grade Three level. He plays percussion in the school Band and is artistically talented, so musical or artistic talent is an asset, but is not manditory. He attends school at Argyle as a regular student and does not participate in the Life Skills program. His classes consist of: Exploration 8 (Art, Home Ec, Woodwork & Metalwork), Art 9/10, Band, PE and one block made up of activities which include community programs and academic programs developed by his consultants in conjunction with his ASW.

    His Lovaas type ABA consultants are Shelley Davis and Catherine Sharpe.

    Proven Lovaas ABA training and experience
    Willingness to join the Home Team immediately for training
    Comfort working in a team environment
    Comfort with discipline
    Positive and caring attitude
    Willingness to attend School Team Meetings and Behavioural Consults

    The ASW position commences November 25, but training in the school and home settings could begin immediately.

    Please forward cover letter and resume to both Judy Anderson (Parent) at: as well as to Ms. Sue Altman, District Princpal, Special Education, North Vancouver School District at:


    Linda Hua

    Hi everyone,
    We are looking for 2 therapist to work with our 5 year old son. We needed ABA Therapists to join
    our team. We live in Coquitlam and we are under the direction of behavioural consultant. Experience is welcome but notessential because we will provide training.

    If you are interested or need more info,
    Please contact Linda at 604-628-6889, or email us at
    Thank you




    We are seeking a junior therapist (preferably with some ABA experience) to work with our 7 year old son. His nonintensive programs consist of play dates, outings and social debriefing. He has been in an ABA program for two years, under the direction of behavioural consultant Catherine Sharpe.

    We are looking to fill one to two shifts per week; 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM. Team meetings are held biweekly. Training will be provided. If you are bright, reliable, creative, compassionate, eager to learn and have excellent play skills, please contact us! You must be at least 19 years of age with a clear criminal record check, have a reliable vehicle and be able to commit to at least one year.

    If you are interested, please email me (along with your resume) at or contact Debbie by telephone at (604) 534-2037 at your earliest opportunity.

    Thank you!


    Cathy Fitzhugh

    hi everyone*

    i'm just re-mentioning the nice red autism-support wristbands that are now available for 5$ each.

    see them at-

    i told my therapists about them and every member of our team decided to order one! if we all chip in, not only will we get the message out that we want "medicare for autism now," but we'll also help FEAT fund the information packages they send out to new parents who are struggling with how to begin helping their children…

    please consider buying the bracelets-
    (i'm also going to order them for christmas gifts…)
    it's an easy way to do a lot of good for our children.

    thanks everyone.
    keep up the good fight-
    we're making a difference evry day.



    We are currently looking for a Jr. ABA Therapists to join our team. Our son is 3 and he is adorable, fun and a quick learner. Our consultant is Margo Squire of EAP.

    We are near willowbrook mall in Langley (although actually in cloverdale, I can walk to the mall in less than 5 mins). A commitment of 6 – 12 hours (Times to be discussed) per week and biweekly meetings are required. Experienced is not require as training willbe provided.

    Please email your resume to


    Lara Noftle

    We are currently looking for 2 additional Jr. ABA Therapists to join our team. We are located on the west side of Abbotsford. Experienced people would be preferred, but training can also be provided. Candidates must be reliable, and love working with children. Pay is based on experience.

    If you are interested please email us at


    Looking for ABA therapist for a 8-year-old high functioning autistic boy. Located at fleetwood (Surrey). Please phone Sandi @6045077760



    We are a young family with twin 3 year old boys on the mild end of the Autism Spectrum. We are currently in the process of putting together a team of therapists to work under the supervision of Margot Squire of the Early Autism Project. We are in need of 1 or 2 Lead Therapists. We live in South Vancouver near Main & 65th Avenue.

    The lead therapist should have at least one year of previous experience as an ABA therapist. The lead therapist will be responsible for probing new skills, reviewing data and advancing current programs, assisting in the training and supervision of other therapists, preparing teaching materials and liaising with the Consultant.

    If you are enthusiastic, patient and enjoy playing & working with young children and are keen to help make a truly profound difference in a young child’s life, please contact Jaswant Singh by email at . Thank you.


    Kim Harding


    We are looking for a therapist who is experienced
    in ABA to work with our 3 year old autistic son. Wanting to fill an 8:30 to 11:00am shift 3 times a week, days are negotable. Hoping for a Saturday group meeting. We are located in the North Delta area (Nordel Way and 112th)
    Pay will depend on experience

    If interested contact Kim at


    Just wanted to let you all know about a Line Therapst Training class being offered by 2 great leads!!!

    Line Therapist Training Class
    Based on Teaching Principles for
    Early Autism Intervention

    A one day class will be offered on October 8th, 2005 and will be based on the principles of Lovaas-based Applied Behaviour Analysis and its application to the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. The class will address several topics that outline the basic foundation of a Lovaas-based treatment program and will include information on autism and general behaviour strategies. The main focus will however be on practical application with a 50% hands on approach in small groups, with the remaining time spent on larger group discussion and video reviews. The group will be facilitated by two highly experienced lead therapists under the supervision of Michele Shilvock, a local behaviour consultant.

    Topics to be covered:
    · The key principles of discrete trial teaching
    · Prompting
    o Different types
    o What is it and how best to use it
    · The various steps involved in a child acquiring a skill
    · Reinforcement
    o How to identify
    o How to use
    · General discussion around behaviours and the language used
    · Strategies for data collection

    Who would benefit most from the class:
    · Interested therapists or current line therapists
    · Classroom teachers and support staff
    · Those who may be supporting children with autism in other capacities.

    Date and Time: October 8th 2005 9:30-2:30am
    Morning snacks and refreshments will be provided
    Location: Semiahmoo House Society at 15306 24th Ave, Surrey
    Cost: $30 per person
    Payment: Cash or cheque (made out to Gabrielle Stigant)
    Registration: Contact Michele Shilvock by phone at 604-722-5339 or e-mail at
    *Early registration is recommended

    About the facilitators
    I am pleased to announce that Gabrielle Stigant and Kelley Lloyd-Jones will be the two Lead therapists facilitating the upcoming class. Both individuals are well experienced and highly trained Lead therapists who have been working in the field of behavioural intervention with children with autism for many years. Together they have logged over 7000 hours with over 30 children ranging in ages from 2.5 to 13 years of age. They have been involved in training new staff and supporting existing teams and have both acted as support staff to children in the preschool and elementary school settings. They are experienced in working with many highly respected behaviour consultants who currently work in this province and share a vast knowledge in the areas of discrete trial teaching, data collection, behaviour modification and how to train other staff.

    *Please be advised that this training class does not allow a participant to run an ABA program without direction by an approved Consultant. It is for educational purposes only.

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