Autism Services for the Thompson Okanagan

Our independant Consultants provide Early Intervention Autism Services in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Winfield, Vernon, Lake Country, Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

Senior Behaviour Consultant

Shauna Wiebe, M.Ed., BCBA

Shauna Wiebe, M.Ed., BCBA

Shauna has worked with children diagnosed with Autism and their families since 2001. She graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (Major Psychology) in 2001. In 2006, she completed her Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia Vancouver and become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2009. She regularly attends conferences and workshops related to autism. She is on The Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

250-801-0820
shauna@ocai.ca

Behaviour Consultant

Chelsey Matteotti, M.Ed.

Chelsey Matteotti, M.Ed.

Chelsey received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and  Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2007. She also completed coursework in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in inclusive settings and in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of British Columbia and the University of Colorado Denver. Chelsey received her Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Arizona State University in 2016. She began supporting children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in home and community settings in 2007 and has worked on numerous early intervention teams in the Okanagan. Chelsey continues to advance her knowledge of current developments in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders through regularly attending conferences and workshops. Chelsey is a Category A Behaviour Consultant on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

250-864-8646
chelsey@ocai.ca

Senior Behaviour Interventionists

Melissa Simmill, B.Sc.

Melissa Simmill, B.Sc.

Melissa currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Northern British Columbia (2012) and has a background in behavioural research studying post traumatic stress disorder. She has been working with children diagnosed with Autism since 2013. She has experience working in home, school and a variety of community-based settings. Melissa continues to enhance her educational experience through a collaborative mentorship program with Shauna Wiebe.

250-575-6106
melissa@ocai.ca

Kristen Nault, B.Hk.

Kristen Nault, B.Hk.

Kristen currently holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (2012). She started working as a Behaviour Interventionist in 2012 and moved into a Senior Behaviour Interventionist role in 2015. She has been working with children diagnosed with Autism since 2012. She has experience working in home, school and a variety of community-based settings. Kristen continues to expand her knowledge by attending workshops and receiving mentorship from Shauna Wiebe.

250-215-9529
kristen@ocai.ca

Jennifer Griffin-Lepine, B.A.

Jennifer Griffin-Lepine, B.A.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts (Major Human Services) from Athabasca University. She has been working with children diagnosed with Autism since 2014. She has experience working in home, school and a variety of community-based settings. Jennifer is passionate about working with children and their families to ensure that the individualized goals of families can be successfully achieved. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience in the field of early intervention through mentorship with Shauna Wiebe and attending conferences and workshops.

250-215-8146
jennifer@ocai.ca

Heidi Sloan, B.A.

Heidi Sloan, B.A.

Heidi currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia University (1995). Heidi has worked with children diagnosed with Autism and their families since 2011. She started in the field working as a Behaviour Interventionist 2011 and moved into her role as a Senior Behaviour Interventionist in 2015. She has experience working in home, school and a variety of community-based settings.

778-581-3883
heidi@ocai.ca

 

Autism Services for the Kootenay, Boundary & Columbia Regions

Our independant consultants provide Early Intervention Services in Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, the Slocan Valley and all areas in between.

Rachel Demeo, M.Ed.

Rachel Demeo, M.Ed.

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts (Major Psychology) from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and returned to the Kootenays to work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Motivated by the shared successes with families and children, she completed her Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Arizona State University. She continues to expand her knowledge and experience in the field of early intervention by attending conferences, reviewing research, and continuing to pursue mentorship in new and exciting areas of learning and development.

250-231-6749
rachel@ocai.ca

Carey Lehman, M.Ed.

Carey Lehman, M.Ed.

Carey began working in the field of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) in 1995 in Calgary Alberta as an interventionist, and found her passion. She completed her B.A. in Speech Sciences with additional coursework in special education and educational psychology in 2007 from the University of British Columbia. She then earned her Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Arizona State University in 2017. Carey remains current in her knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders and applied behavior analysis through regularly attending workshops and conferences, and reviewing the latest research. Carey is pleased to be working with an organization that embraces contemporary ABA, working collaboratively with families and children to build capacity.

250-505-9080
carey@ocai.ca

RASP

Our independant consultants are on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) List

Learn more here:
www.actcommunity.ca

Contact OCAI

Phone: 250-801-0820

Address: #207-1767 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna BC
V1Y 6G4

Email: autismservices@shaw.ca

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst ™ (BCBA) is someone who possess a Masters Degree, has 225 hours of specific Graduate-level coursework, has been supervised by someone approved by the BACB for 75 hours, has at least 1500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork, and has passed the comprehensive Behavior Analyst Certification Examination.