Christa Baron, Owner/Co-Founder
Christa has completed the coursework requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from Seneca College and holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Adapted Physical Activity studies from the University of Regina. Christa has attended numerous professional development training sessions specializing in ASD and evidence-based interventions. Christa initally began working with children and youth with autism while she was in high school! For 12 years, Christa worked for the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) in Regina as a Therapeutic Interventionist, Program Coordinator/Director, and Developmental Consultant. Christa's experience includes working directly with individuals with ASD and their families to implement and create individualized programs and goals obtained from administering functional assessments, consulting with various multi-disciplinary team members and agencies, training and overseeing front-line staff and advocating for quality services for people with ASD in the province of Saskatchewan.
Gizelle Gay, Owner/Co-Founder
Gizelle holds a Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts Lowells. Gizelle also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Regina. She has been working in the field of autism for many years, initially as a front line staff and then as a Developmental Consultant at the Autism Resource Centre (ARC). Gizelle's previous work experience includes working in Toronto, Ontario for the Toronto Partnership Autism Services (TPAS) as an Intensive Behavioural Therapist under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, for the Geneva Centre for Autism as a respite worker and skill-building worker, and for Finding the Way Learning Centre as a Supervising Therapist. Gizelle has participated in numerous professional development training sessions and has completed the Ontario Provincial IBI training program.
Erin Di Stasi, Co-Founder
Erin was one of the founding members of ABACS. She is now staying home full-time to care for her family. Erin's commitment to helping families and children with ASD during her time at ABACS did not go unnoticed and she will be missed!