Home Support​

Building a team to support your goals.

School Advocacy​

Developing support, accommodations and meaningful IEP's.

Parent Coaching

Education, plan development and direct support in your home.

Home Support

Everyone has the right to find joy in their day and navigate their world in a way that is meaningful to them.

You know better than anyone what your challenges, hopes and dreams are. You deserve support that is individualized and customized to your needs, values and learning goals.

By listening and collaborating with your family, I can help you create a support plan that addresses those areas most important to you.

My approach is research-based, yet always driven by our values of curiosity, respect and humility. Informed by research across many fields and areas of knowledge, my hope is to understand context and cultural values so clients are able to build autonomy, self-advocacy and self-determination.

We are not all wired the same way, neurodiversity exists and reflects the biological differences we all carry. I recognize that our field is rooted in ableism and colonialism. My ongoing journey includes learning more about neurodivergence and trauma so I can better support accessibility and individualized disability accommodations.

  1. We get to know each other in a free discover call where I can learn more about your needs, and you can ask any questions about my services to see if we are a good fit. 
  2. We start our work together with an assessment that includes you and your child, followed by a meeting to review and discuss next steps.  
  3. We discuss what service provisions would best meet your needs. This could be setting up a home team with behaviour interventionists, focusing on parent coaching or school advocacy, or connecting with other community supports. 
  4. We monitor and adjust supports and services as needed, making sure we’re on the right track based on your feedback.  

Services are covered by Autism Funding in B.C.

I support parents of young children and teens to provide support and coaching. I recognize that my client is the child or individual directly benefiting from supports, their input is necessary and should guide any supports or accommodations.

 

Together, we will assess and design a support plan that meets your needs and that of your child. From the beginning, we provide ongoing supervision and support, adjusting as we go to make sure we are staying in alignment with the family goals and values as they shift and change

No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.

Dr. James P. Comer 

School Advocacy

Your child has a right to meaningfully engage in their educational environment and have supports/accommodations that meet their diverse abilities.

 

School is a big milestone for little ones, and for parents! It can overwhelming to navigate the educational system, particularly if you’re new to a diagnosis and educational planning. With years of experience, my role is help make sure you are informed and feel supported through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) planning process.

Collaboration is key to ensuring your child is learning skills across environments. Being part of your child’s educational team, we can work together to create meaningful IEP goals, necessary supports and accommodations, and build a strong foundation for developing self-advocacy skills.

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.

Sue Atkins       

Parent Coaching

Manage the challenging moments in your day, teach your child new skills to navigate life, and learn to give yourself grace.

Parent Coaching is an integral area of any support plan, your child is with you the most and your relationship matters. Whether you are supplementing a home-based program, or you want to solely focus on coaching, our goal is to increase learning opportunities throughout the day.

Through an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) lens, you will learn the tools you need to teach your child new skills related to psychological flexibility. ACT is a tool that can help us work through our own barriers and reduce the influence of unhelpful thoughts, clarify our values and develop committed action plans. Basically, I can help you connect with what matters and create action steps around those values.

Together, we will work towards giving you the tools you need to understand your child’s behaviour and come up with sustainable plan, for both of you.