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. She is currently working to obtain her Board Certification in Applied Behaviour Analysis. 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.
Sarah Mycock, Lead Therapist
Sarah received her Educational Assistant Certificate from SIAST Wascana Campus and completed the Principles of ABA for Teaching and Intervention Online Certificate from the Geneva Centre for Autism. Sarah has previously worked as an Educational Assistant for Regina Public Schools and at the Autism Resource Centre as a Summer Program Worker. She began working for ABACS in January 2012 as an Instructor Therapist.
"I have really enjoyed my time working for ABACS and love the experiences I have gained in doing so. This has been an ongoing learning experience for me which makes every day I come to work exciting because no day is the same as the last. I am a big believer in the work we do at ABACS and feel so privileged to be aiding in making a difference in the lives of the children I work with day to day. I appreciate the time that Christa, Erin and Gizelle put in to supporting myself and the other staff here and trying to make us the best we can be at our jobs. My time at ABACS has been amazing so far and I can't wait to see what the future holds!"
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!