Kerrie Kirkwood, BCaBA, MSpecEd (cand 2019), Clinical Supervisor

Kerrie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Joint Honors degree in Psychology and Linguistics, received graduate certification in Autism and Behavioural Science from Algonquin College, graduate certification in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Pennsylvania State University, and received board certification as a BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst). She is currently completing her Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behaviour Analysis and will be sitting for her BCBA certification exam shortly. 

Kerrie has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum since 2001, focusing on ABA since 2005. She has extensive experience with in-home and centre-based programming, has designed and implemented a variety of 1:1 intensive programs, social programs, provided parent-training, and taught a variety of workshops related to the field of ABA and autism. 

Kerrie loves children (has 3 of her own!) and is passionate about helping families in need. She strives to provide the most current, scientifically-sound and ABA-based educational techniques. 

Emily Harris, MPEd, Clinical Supervisor

Emily graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Psychology, a diploma in Child and Youth Work from Algonquin College, and a Masters of Professional Education with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of Western Ontario.

Emily has been working with children and youth on the Autism Spectrum since 2008. She has experience delivering ABA/IBI services in the home, school, and in centre-based programs, but most of all she is passionate about helping the children and families she works with.

Jocelyne Boileau, BSc, Senior Therapist and General Manager

Jocelyne graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2009, and holds an Honors degree in Social Science, and majors in Psychology and Criminology.

Jocelyne continues to further her education with various professional workshops that focus on behavioural strategies, increasing positive behaviours, communication, social skills, play skills,  and sensory integration.

Jocelyne has worked as a Behavioural Counselor with high risk, delinquent youth, an ABA therapist since 2010, and Senior Therapist with ASPEN since 2014. 

Jocelyne is the head of ASPEN's French programs and clinic coordinator for the East end of Ottawa.

Caroline Dunne, B.Soc., Senior Therapist

Caroline graduated from Carleton University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. She has been working with children on the Autism Spectrum since 2015, providing ABA/IBI services in home, centre-based, and daycare settings through both private and regional providers including CHEO’s Autism Program. She is passionate about working with families and collaborating to ensure the best possible approach to further their child’s education and well-being.

She is currently enrolled in the Florida Institute of Technology to complete her BCaBA coursework.

Amber Ranich, B.Soc.C, MADS (candidate), Senior Therapist

Amber graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with a major in Criminology. Amber is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) through Brock University. Upon completion of her coursework and clinical supervision hours, Amber plans to obtain her BCBA certification.

Amber has been working in the disabilities field since 2013 and has experience working with both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amber has experience working in residential care facilities, as well as providing 1:1 ABA/IBI therapy in home, school, and clinical settings. Amber is passionate about helping the families that she works with, and has a particular interest in addressing challenging behaviours.

Kim Warren, B.A. Soc., Senior Therapist

Kim graduated from Carleton University in 2009 with a degree in Sociology, as well as a Developmental Services Worker honours diploma from Algonquin College. Kim is nearing the completion of her BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst) coursework from Florida Institute of Technology and will be sitting for her BCaBA certification exam shortly.

Kim has over 15 years of experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum primarily in an educational setting. Kim is ambitious and passionate about the individuals she supports. She is always striving to uncover the best ABA practices to help her clients achieve their goals.

As a mother of 2 boys and understanding how busy and challenging parenthood can be, Kim works closely with families and parents to support their children’s needs in a compassionate way. Kim prides herself on ensuring her services provide encouragement, understanding and support to all members of the family.