BC Autism

Heartfelt Autism Services

Vancouver, BC

Evidence-Based Practice Evidence-Based Practice    Intervention Intervention

Attachment-Based Services Attachment-Based Services    


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Our Team

Behaviour Consultant, SLP
Bonnie Daudlin - Director - M.A., Behavioural Consultant Category A, Registered Autism Service Providers

Bonnie practiced as a registered speech-language pathologist in diverse settings for over thirty years. Work settings have included the Williams Lake Child Development Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital's feeding team and early intervention team and BC Centre for Ability's early intervention team and hearing impairment team. Bonnie enjoyed supporting graduate students in her role of clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences.

Bonnie has a passion for understanding how young children with ASD communicate their needs and wants in the world. She has experience and understanding of why children with ASD are picky eaters and how to support them at family mealtime. Bonnie also has a passion for understanding attachment theory and how children with autism attach to their families and with others in the community. Bonnie has studied with The Neufeld Institute, completed the Early Start Denver Model courses and continues ongoing self-study in how Neurodiverse children require support in daily interactions with those around them. Bonnie is well acquainted with The Jasper Model for Children with Autism, promoting Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and Regulation. (Connie Kasari, Amanda C. Gulsrud, Stephanie Y. Shire and Christina Strawbridge).

In September 2013, Bonnie began work as a Behaviour Consultant with Reference and Regulate For Autism. The experience supported her passion in the work and she is thankful to each family who has welcomed her into their home. She is continually humbled by each experience.

In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach, listening to music and reading.

Team Supervisor
Rim Powar - Director - B.A. Psychology, Senior Behaviour Intervention

Rim completed an undergraduate degree in psychology. She has many years of experience providing intervention to children diagnosed with Autism.

She is very familiar with the Reference and Regulate program, based on Experts in Autism research including, "Joint Attention" research by Dr. Simon-Baron Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Dr. Connie Kasari, Professor of Pscyhiatry at UCLA's "Targetted Treatment on Joint Attention, Symbolic Play and Engagement and Regulation for Children with Autism" (JASPER).

Rim is dedicated to seeing each child's importance within their individual family unit and ensure that the type of intervention provided supports positive, attachment-based intervention through play-based therapy. She has had many opportunities to acquire skills in working with multidisciplinary teams, which has further increased her passion for working with children. She supports and values the team and has developed strong emotional connections with the families.

In her spare time Rim enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and listening to music.

Behavioural Interventionist
Valerie Albano - Behavioural Interventionist

Valerie is currently studying in the Speech Sciences Program at the University of British Columbia. She has always loved working with children and is blessed to be able to extend that interest into her career aspirations.

Through her own experience caring for a loved one with autism, Valerie found her interest in supporting and improving the quality of life for children with autism and their families. She has been working as a Behavioural Interventionist since November 2020 and is excited to grow in this field of work along with the families that she serves.

Outside of work, Valerie enjoys playing tennis, reading a good book and spending time with her family and friends.

Behavioural Interventionist
Roxanne Hahn - Behavioural Interventionist

Roxanne holds a diploma in counseling and is currently working towards getting her accreditation as a Registered Therapeutic Counselor, with a focus in family therapy.

The Reference and Regulate program is a holistic approach that resonates with Roxanne's values as a family counselor. She is honoured to be able to walk alongside the children, and hold a safe space to facilitate their growth. She has been a behavioural interventionist since July 2020.

In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys being outside in nature, continuously expanding her knowledge through various books and spending time with her loved ones.

Behavioural Interventionist
Adriana Kowalczyk - B.A. Psychology, Behavioural Interventionist

Adriana holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Counselling. Her profound dedication to working with children stems from a decade-long engagement in both professional and volunteer capacities.

In 2016, she commenced her role as a lifeguard and swim instructor in an aquatic setting. Seeking continued growth in her career working with children, Adriana began her position as a Behavioural Interventionist in 2021. She takes pride in her association with the Heartfelt Autism team, appreciating the Reference and Regulate Program’s emphasis on attachment theory and play-based therapy.

Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Adriana cultivates a balanced lifestyle, indulging in activities such as swimming, pilates, and shopping for vintage clothing. Her career goal is to become a child therapist, specializing in play-based and art therapy.

Behavioural Interventionist
Kayla McIntyre - Behavioural Interventionist

Kayla is currently studying theatre at the University of British Columbia. Kayla previously worked as a support to a diverse array of clients. She has a genuine passion for this line of work as well as incorporating her own theatrical flair! Working with different people in our community and creating safe spaces has been something she has enjoyed doing for a long time. She’s extremely grateful to watch each person’s journey unfold.

In Kayla’s downtime, she loves watching films, creating plays, and narratives with her friends!

Behavioural Interventionist
Shayna Wall - Behavioural Interventionist

Shayna has always been very interested in the processes of mind development and early intervention, they decided it was time to follow their heart and became a behaviour interventionist in 2020. Throughout their years of working one on one along side children with ASD, working with multiple different families and using multiple different teaching methods, their passion for their work continues to grow. Shayna loves creating a safe, fun learning environment and meeting the kiddos where they’re at; they also love being able to get creative when finding ways to support them which is why they love the reference and regulate program because it’s child-led and allows room for loads of laughs!

They moved to Vancouver from Manitoba in late August 2022 and have been really enjoying getting to know new families and a new team at Heartfelt Autism Services.

In their free time Shayna spends a lot of time outside. They also enjoy writing, painting and drinking lots of coffee!

Behavioural Interventionist
Quincy Ray - Behavioural Interventionist

Quincy has always had a passion for working with children and has lots of experience working with neurodivergent youth. Quincy grew up watching her mom pursue a career as a behavioural interventionist and knew one day she would want to follow in her footsteps. She volunteered in summer camps and helped out in programs for youth with ASD before becoming a behavioural interventionist. She learned so much from all of the kids and also gained a lot of knowledge from her peers.

Quincy is so excited to continue her journey with Heartfelt Autism Services as well as grow with all of the amazing kids and families. She is honoured to be a part of each child’s life and is so thankful for each and every family that accepts her into their homes.

In her spare time, Quincy enjoys spending time with her cats, going to concerts, and drawing and painting.

Behavioural Interventionist
Vanessa Correia - Behavioural Interventionist

Vanessa has always had a passion for supporting children on the autism spectrum. Vanessa grew up with a younger brother with autism, and has been very involved in helping support him her whole life. After she graduated high school, she collaborated with the school to ensure he had the support he needed to graduate on time.

She has three years experience working with children aged 2-10 in a variety of settings including home-based behaviour intervention, preschool support work and community support work.

Vanessa currently has a Certificate in Behaviour Intervention and is continuing to study at Douglas College. She hopes to complete the Education Assistance and Inclusion Certificate, and the Classroom and Community Support Diploma program in the next few school years.

In her free time, Vanessa loves to read. She also enjoys concerts and travelling.

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