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We are proud to provide exceptional, evidence-based, and individualized services to thousands of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

Registered Behaviour Analyst Team 

All of our Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs are supervised by a Registered Behaviour Analyst with the College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts of Ontario, R.B.A. (Ont.). Our team of R.B.A.s have a graduate level education in ABA and extensive experience and training in the development and supervision of individualized service plans for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The R.B.A.s work closely with families throughout their service to best meet the individual needs of their child and family. Our team of R.B.A.s also provide leadership, training, supervision and mentorship to our frontline clinical teams.


Leadership Team

The Kinark Autism Services leadership team is committed to ensuring our services support our mission of helping children and youth with complex needs achieve better life outcomes. 

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Scott Bark

Senior Director, Kinark Autism Services

With over 25 years of experience as a clinician, teacher and administrator, Scott brings a passion and commitment to working with children and youth with autism and their families to achieve better life outcomes together.  Scott holds a Master of Public Administration and supports the creation, development and execution of services within the program.

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Melissa Ball

Clinical Director, Kinark Autism Services

Melissa has been working with children and youth with autism and in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 20 years providing direct service, consultation, clinical supervision and staff training. Melissa received her Master of Applied Disability Studies with specialization in ABA from Brock University and is a BCBA, R.B.A. (Ont.). Melissa is committed to evidence-based practice and family-centred care.

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Kelli Blum

Clinical Lead, Kinark Autism Services

Kelli has a Master's degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A.(Ont.) as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has worked with children and youth diagnosed with autism and behavioural disorders for 20 years. Kelli has worked in clinical and management roles in both the public and private sector providing direct service, clinical supervision, staff training, assessment, consultation, and project management. Kelli is passionate about bettering the lives of the families she supports and is committed to ensuring the delivery of a standard of care that she would want for her own children.

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Shannon Borch

Clinical Lead, Kinark Autism Services

Shannon has been practicing in the field of behaviour analysis for over 20 years. As Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Shannon is passionate about enriching the lives of the children, youth and families she serves. In her leadership position overseeing the Entry to School (ETS) and School Support Programs, she is dedicated to supporting children and youth as they transition into and throughout the education system using evidence-based best practice and through fostering partnerships.

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Affan Jalal

Clinical Lead, Kinark Autism Services

Affan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.). He has over 15 years of experience supporting individuals with Autism and their caregivers in a variety of environments through assessment, treatment planning, implementation, training, and consultation. As a leader in Kinark Autism services, Affan oversees Foundational Family Services, Group Services, as well as ABA Coaching, and is involved in a number of projects focused on the transformation and expansion of our Autism Services. Affan is passionate about building strong clinical teams by fostering a culture of learning and professional development.

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Shona M. Richards

Clinical Lead, Kinark Autism Services

Shona is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.). Shona has worked with children and youth with autism for over 20 years and has provided consultation and support to many children and youth with autism and complex mental health; their families and surrounding professionals. Shona is passionate about the integration of Applied Behaviour Analytic and Mental Health supports to inform optimal treatment outcomes for clients and their care-teams, and is committed to advocating for an interdisciplinary approach to care. Shona currently oversees ABA implementation for Urgent Response Service (URS) across York, Simcoe, and Durham regions.

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Janice Arsenault

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Janice is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 18 years of experience working with children, youth, and their families. Janice leads Group ABA services at Kinark, overseeing its expansion into new locations, schedules, and programs, while ensuring quality and care for families. Janice is passionate about teaching essential social and life skills through groups and has overseen the launch of many new programs; from teaching play skills to early learners, to dating and career skills to teens and young adults. She strives to develop new and engaging programs to meet the needs of families and their children as they grow.

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Jessica Fabian

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Jessica holds a Master of Applied Disability Studies, with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Jessica has over 10 years experience working with and supporting Autistic children and youth. Jessica is passionate about staying current with research in ABA and using best practices to help clients and their families. Jessica holds training in Practical Functional Assessment and Skills-Based Treatment. At Kinark, Jessica is a Clinical Supervisor at the Oshawa ABA Centre and Better Behaviour Clinic. Jessica also teaches part-time at Durham College in the Autism and Behavioural Science program.

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Kealey Hester

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Kealey is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 24 years of experience working with children and their families in the field of ABA and Autism. Kealey is a clinical supervisor in the Entry to School (ETS) program, preparing learners for starting school through classroom readiness, and supporting transition to school through consultation. Kealey believes in building strong relationships with families, school teams and community partners to ensure that children reach their full potential.

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Taylor Huculak

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Taylor is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over seven years of experience working with children, youth, and their families. Taylor is a clinical supervisor, overseeing centre- and home-based ABA services at Kinark in Barrie & Simcoe region. Taylor has worked in both the public and private sector delivering direct ABA services, caregiver coaching sessions, and clinical supervision. She is passionate about working collaboratively with families to identify pragmatic and evidence-based approaches to support the acquisition and expansion of socially significant behaviours of our learners. Taylor values building meaningful relationships with learners and their families to encourage an empowering and positive experience for all.

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Sara John

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Sara is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with experience in the field of Autism for over 20 years. Sara is a Clinical Supervisor for Kinark's Markham Centre-based and Home-based ABA program, overseeing the cases of multiple children and teenagers. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for clients through evidence-based ABA interventions and is equally passionate about mentoring and training future behaviour analysts in the field.

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Danielle Kamiel

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Danielle has worked in the field for over 10 years, and has experience in both the public and private sector providing direct service as well as clinical supervision. She is passionate about providing high quality service and is dedicated to the families and children she works with. Danielle is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). At Kinark, Danielle primarily oversees the Caregiver Mediated Early Years (CMEY) program and helps support with staff training. In her spare time, she is a part-time professor at Durham College in the Autism and Behavioural Sciences Program.

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Kristina McAdam

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Kristina has been practicing in the field of behaviour analysis for over 15 years, providing direct service, consultation, and clinical supervision. As a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Kristina utilizes a compassionate care approach, working alongside clinicians and families to ensure quality supports and best outcomes for the children and youth we serve. At Kinark, Kristina provides clinical oversight across several programs, including Connections for Students, Brief Behavioural Consultation, and ABA Coaching.

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Amanda Modrovsky

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Amanda is Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 15 years of experience working with children and their families in the field of ABA both in Canada and the US. Amanda is a clinical supervisor in the Entry to School (ETS) program, preparing learners for starting school through classroom readiness, and supporting transition to school through consultation. Amanda has a strong passion for teaching and sharing knowledge on neurodiversity and neuro-affirming care. She is a firm believer in meeting the children where they are at and working collaboratively with families and other teams to help children reach their full potential.

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Narmatha Sabanathan

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Narmatha is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 24 years of experience working with children and their families in the field of ABA and Autism. Narmatha is a clinical supervisor in the Entry to School (ETS) program, preparing learners for starting school through classroom readiness, and supporting transition to school through consultation. Narmatha is passionate about advocating and supporting learners transition into the education system through a multidisciplinary approach.

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Samidha Vishway

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Samidha Vishway is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over seven years of experience, specializing in supporting individuals with autism and their families. As a clinical supervisor in the Entry to School (ETS) program, she applies behavior analytic principles to impart school readiness skills to preschool-aged learners. Samidha advocates for and implements a collaborative approach to facilitate smooth school transitions, prioritizing evidence-based practices to achieve meaningful outcomes for each learner.

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Miranda Wigglesworth

Clinical Supervisor, Kinark Autism Services

Miranda is a Registered Behaviour Analyst, R.B.A. (Ont.) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with 15 years of experience working with children and youth in the field of ABA. Miranda is a clinical supervisor of home and centre-based ABA services. Miranda is passionate about family-centred care and is driven to support meaningful and lasting change for the clients she works with.

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