BC Autism

Heartfelt Autism Services

Vancouver, BC

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Our Team

Behaviour Consultant, SLP
Bonnie Daudlin - Director - M.A., Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified by Speech Audiology Canada (SAC), Behavioural Consultant Category A Registered Autism Service Providers

Bonnie has over thirty years of experience working with children in diverse settings. 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.

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
Nimrit Jhinjar - B.Sc., Behavioural Interventionist

Nimrit ("Nim") has a B.Sc. in Honours Psychology where she focused her studies on developmental psychology alongside social cognition.

She spent many years volunteering and working in the childcare setting to help apply her learning in the real world. She has been working as a Behavioural Interventionist since July 2020. It is the perfect combination of all her interests and expertise. She loves that every child and every day is different.

Nimrit is committed to supporting children by meeting them where they are. She hopes to continue in the field of child development as a long-term career.

Behavioural Interventionist
Cilene Schubert-Sebastian - B.A., Behavioural Interventionist

Cilene has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where she is continuing her studies in Early Childhood Education with a focus on supported infant and child development. She has enjoyed applying her studies to both her volunteer and work opportunities supporting children with a range of different neurodiversity, needs and delays.

Since joining the team as a Behavioural Interventionist in February 2021, she has renewed her passion for working with children with Autism. She enjoys the naturalistic approach of the Reference and Regulate program, as it allows her the opportunity to see each child's unique strengths and interests shine through in their sessions together

In her spare time Cilene enjoys doing crosswords, being outdoors playing sports and hiking, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Behavioural Interventionist
Sabrina Chin - B.A., Behavioural Interventionist

Sabrina is a Behavioural Interventionist who has been with Heartfelt Autism Services since February 2020. She graduated from Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology. In previous years, Sabrina has also volunteered and worked with children as a camp counsellor at various day camps.

She is a warm and enthusiastic BI who is passionate about helping her clients. Sabrina is very creative and loves interacting with children through fun, play-based learning. She values the importance of building a relationship with children and their families. In addition, she finds it truly fulfilling creating special connections with the child, as she believes that each child is unique in their own way.

In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys playing sports and being active. You can find her outdoors, hiking, or at the gym. Her interests include baking, listening to music, and reading.

Behavioural Interventionist
Simran Lail - Behavioural Interventionist

Simran is currently working towards a bachelor's degree in the faculty of Health Sciences with a minor in gender and women's studies. She has taken various psychology courses that created her interest in children and development.

She has been part of our team since October 2019. Her favourite part about providing intervention is being able to learn new strategies and watch each child progress. In her free time, you can find her getting involved within the community. Simran is a Child Life Specialist Volunteer on the surgical unit at BC Children's Hospital, where she has had the experience of working with children and youth with various health conditions. She has had the pleasure of being a volunteer at BC Children's for six years. She is also currently working on a community project directed towards youth within the medical care system.

Simran is aspiring to flourish her passion for children and development by becoming directly involved within the child life and development speciality within the medical community. She loves creating strong relationships with each child and finding new activities to provide during therapy.

In her free time, Simran enjoys taking her dog on long walks, spending time with family and friends, baking and exploring different sports and the outdoors.

Behavioural Interventionist
Annie Bae - Behavioural Interventionist

Annie is a 5th year undergraduate student studying Biology at the University of British Columbia. She developed her interest in working with kids on the spectrum after taking a course on the education of students with autism.

Annie has always had a passion for working with children and is dedicated to embracing each child's individuality and tuning into their unique needs. She has been working as a Behavioural Interventionist since November 2020. She feels honoured to be a part of each child's journey of growth and social development and finds this work to be extremely rewarding.

In her spare time, Annie enjoys cooking, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.

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
Aminata Barry - B.A., Behavioural Interventionist

Aminata received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has always had a passion for working with children, and has done so for a long time - both in volunteer and professional capacities. She started working as a Behavioral Interventionist in January of 2020 and was thrilled to be able to combine her love of working with children with her degree, especially in a capacity that would work towards making positive change in the lives of all the families she works with.

Aminata has very much enjoyed her journey with every child she has had the pleasure of working with. She finds much happiness in being able to build special connections with them, as each of them is so amazing in their own unique ways, and she finds no greater joy than to see them progress and grow in such inspiring ways. Aminata always approaches every session with fun and compassion and loves the play-based approach which the Reference and Regulate program allows each BI to carry out, allowing the children to simultaneously have fun and to grow in a supportive and emotionally educational environment.

In the future, Aminata will continue her studies in psychology, focusing her studies more on childhood development and family counselling. She hopes to one day be a counsellor in a school, working with children of all ages and helping them to tackle the world in more constructive ways.

In her free time, Aminata enjoys photography, painting, drawing, watching films, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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