Amanda started her journey in the field of behaviour science in 2002 when she met a family with twin boys who were ultimately diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was through the time spent with this family that Amanda began to learn about the world of Autism and discovered her passion for helping these children and their families. After working for several organizations and providers, Amanda identified something missing in the service offerings. Families often felt excluded from care programs and lacked support and vital information. Her vision was to open a centre where families felt comfortable and most – important – heard. She envisioned a different approach where families and caregivers would be active participants in their child’s learning program and openly share their hopes, fears and concerns. The Papillon Family Health was opened in 2009 with the purpose of achieving that goal.
After having completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, Amanda pursued her board certification in 2010 and received her BCaBA designation. Wanting to further her mission to benefit families in all areas, Amanda undertook her Masters in Counselling Psychology, graduating from the program in 2017. It is through her dedication to helping families as a whole that Amanda combines her knowledge of Behavioural Science with components and theories from counselling psychology to offer a holistic approach to treatment.
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