Are you looking for specific professionals to work with your child? In order to access autism funding for children under six, parents must employ professionals who are on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). Search the RASP here. For children over 6 (and for all other professionals that may or may not be listed in the RASP), we hope that our Professionals Directory (below) will help you find who you are looking for.
Tip: You will want to use the “Select Category” drop down menu below to narrow down your search, or you can use the Search box.
Please note: If you encounter any listing that is out of date, we would love to know about it. Please contact us. Also if you know about a professional not yet listed in our database, you can add a listing to our directory here.
The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) is a Canadian non-profit Society registered in accordance with the National Corporate Registry of Canada. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected annually by the members of the Association.
CPCA Members are Registered Professional Counsellors and Master Practitioners of Counselling Psychology who are regulated and have received the RPC and/or MPCP designations upon meeting competency-based criterion for membership.
Since our founding in 1990, the CPCA has been dedicated to the promotion of public confidence and trust in the counselling profession in Canada. The CPCA serves the public from coast to coast.
The original inclusive Counselling Association for Psychological Counsellors in Canada.
#203, 3306 – 32nd Avenue Vernon BC V1T 2M6
1639 Camp Road Lake Country BC V4V 1K1
Diana Kriel graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1982 and obtained Canadian Occupational Therapy Certification in 1994, American Board certification in May 2002. She has 26 years paediatric experience in evaluating and treating children with a variety of neurological and developmental disabilities such as: down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, asperger syndrome, sensory processing disorders, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. International experience provided flexibility as a therapist, with client centred practice and providing therapy in a variety of settings, (schools, preschools, playground, home, daycare, and sensory integration clinic) She has worked as a member of a transdisciplinary team, consulting to the child and family and providing community education on sensory integration and autism. Diana is certified in Sensory Integration testing, interpretation and treatment. Diana is a certified infant massage instructor. Infant development, promoting parent/infant bonding, and preventive therapy has been her primary focus while working with medically fragile infants in the United States.
1546 Bernard Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 6R9
apraxia/oral motor difficulties, autism, developmental delay, language delay, speech sound difficulties, stuttering, voice
785 Naramata Road Penticton BC ,V2A8T5
Sherri-Ann Anderson is a Sexual Health Educator for children and youth with complex cognitive or neuro-developmental challenges.
She offers educational services:
The Behavioural Support Program offers services for children and youth, age six to eighteen, and for their families and/or caregivers, in Central and South Okanagan communities.
513 Bernard Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6N9
Our Mission is to give people of all ages and challenges the opportunity to learn without boundaries, expand physical and mental abilities, and improve quality of life through the healing power of animals, recreation, fitness and the serenity of nature.
Therapeutic riding, also known as adaptive horse riding or equine assisted activities, is horseback riding designed to meet each student’s individual physical and emotional need. Basic equestrian skills are taught and structured to gently challenge the students through exercises, games and movement. The benefits are endless. Students gain more than strength and flexibility, they develop friendships, improve confidence and self-esteem.
2457 Saucier Road Kelowna BC V1W 4B8
Dr. Aubrey is a clinical psychologist with a practice in child and adolescent psychology. She has considerable experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Dr. Aubrey provides treatment and parent coaching for youth presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism and behavioural issues. She offers a wide range of assessment services, such as learning assessments, ADHD assessments, as well as social-emotional and career assessments.
210-347 Leon Ave Kelowna BC V1Y8C7 Canada
Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health habits can be challenging. Autism Speaks has teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video to provide tips for improving oral hygiene at home, as well as information about how parents and dental professionals can make a visit to the dentist’s office less stressful and more productive. Our hope is that this guide will provide information for families to help begin a lifetime of good oral care.
402 – 1755 West Broadway Vancouver V6J 4S5
Parenting Support Programs
Offering programs to help parents build healthy lifelong relationships with their children. The interactive parenting and life skills sessions help parents build skills, challenge old habits and develop new ways of coping.
Single Parent Support
Providing single parents with the opportunity to learn new skills for nurturing and healthy communication ~ the foundation of attachment. We all need to develop skills of understanding, encouragement, warmth and respect.
Bad choices make for difficult consequences. Children are often caught in the middle of the crises, left to be parented by grandparents, family or other resources. We provide support for those who step into those difficult situations.
1390 K. L. O. Rd Kelowna BC V1W 3P6
Referral required (see your family doctor.)
Behaviour Consultant and Counsellor specializing in children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Support at Home
Their residential services are designed to meet the unique needs of each of the people that they support that are creative, flexible and community based. They utilize shared contracting, roommate and lifesharing models of support to save costs, enhance services and offer a more choices. Their foremost purpose is to create a warm, welcoming and accessible home for the people they support.
Support to Share Your Home
Their home share co-ordinators match people requiring a welcome and inviting home for full time and respite placements with approved providers. Home Share and Respite provides many benefits, including providing social, recreational and growth opportunities; a break from the caregiver role; an opportunity to enhance other family relationships and an opportunity for people to share their lives with people who need a sensitive and caring person in their lives.
Support in Your Community
Some of the many things that their community support workers help people with are: life skills assistance and development; recreation and leisure skills and community access, awareness and participation. They have many years of experience supporting people to live inclusively in their communities. They use strategies that involve accessing generic community facilities where they exist and assisting people to participate and enjoy a wide variety of experiences in the Kelowna area. Their focus has always been to connect people with their community!
275 Rutland rd Kelowna BC V1X3B1
202-2040 Springfield Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 9N7
2011 Daimler Drive West Kelowna British Columbia V1Z3H6 Canada
accent reduction, auditory processing disorders, apraxia/oral motor difficulties, augmentative communication, autism, developmental delay, English as another language, hearing-related speech & language difficulties, language delay, learning disabilities, reading & writing, speech sound difficulties, stuttering
Children ages 0-3 years, Pre-school aged children (3-5 yrs), School-aged children
3403 – 28th Ave Vernon BC V1T 1W8
Dan Kalyn is a Kelowna based behaviour consultant who works with parents and caregivers of children with challenging behaviour. His business partner is Lana.
A referral is needed by your Social worker and/or your Paediatrician to access D&L Consulting
Sarah is a paediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in naturalistic developmental interventions to help support the communication development of children with speech and language delays.
Referral required (see your family doctor.)