Robin & Ted Konstantopoulos, Owners/Operators
Our son was diagnosed with severe-moderate Autism at 18 months old. Our daughter was diagnosed with Autism a few years later. (Dysgraphia, sensory processing disorder, executive functioning , self regulation, among others.)
With the help of some incredible mentors at the Autism Treatment Network, Surrey Place, Autism Canada, Early Intervention, Kerry's Place, The Natural Care Clinic and Dr. Amanda Morgan, we quickly became an online resource for parents through our not-for-profit support group, Autism Unplugged. We also grew to support families in the community through school advocacy and the creation of IpodsForAutism to provide deserving children in our community with much needed technology.
After years of supporting the community indirectly, we finally began our journey to provide a much needed resource - ABA/IBI therapy and 1:1 services. This quickly expanded to Psychological testing and social skills groups. We are thrilled to be the first providers of services for children with Autism in Georgina and look forward to making a difference in the lives of these children and their families in York Region and beyond.
Dr. Amanda Morgan, Phd. (Azarbehi)
Dr. Morgan has over a decade of experience working as a researcher and therapist within the field of Clinical Psychology providing assessment and intervention services to children, teens, and adults. Her areas of past and present academic research include: Childhood Developmental Delays, Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism, Parenting Stress, and Dyadic (Couples) Coping. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC), has trained at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Lovaas Autism Intervention Centre, and completed her doctorate degree at the University of New Brunswick. Also, Dr. Morgan completed a 1 year internship at Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto as part of her clinical training. Prior to going into private practice Dr. Morgan worked at the North York General Hospital’s (NYGH) Child Development Centre. As a psychologist on the NYGH team, Dr. Morgan worked on complex cases referred to her by pediatricians from across Toronto.
At present in addition to her private practice work Dr. Morgan works as a psychology professor at Tyndale University where she has founded TRACE – Tyndale’s Research in Autism and Community Education which offers seminars for parents and professionals, carries out research, and runs march break and summer camps for children with autism and other disabilities. She is also a sought after speaker and runs 2-3 workshops a month for a variety of provincial and federal agencies such as foster care, early intervention, school boards, and even parole boards.
Natalie graduated from the Centennial College Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma Program in 2013. She then completed the Autism and Behavioral Science Program at Seneca College. Currently she is completing her Bachelors of Psychology at Athabasca University. Natalie has over 10 years of experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as multiple other exceptionalities, including Dual Diagnosis. She has worked in a variety of different settings including: residential, school board and ABA/IBI. She is enthusiastic and passionate about working along side children and youth.
Trish graduated from Trent University in 2001 with a B.A. Hons. and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has completed extensive training in Behavioural Therapy and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) in addition to specialized training in CBT. Trish also has training and experience in tutoring adults and young children with learning disabilities. She provided home daycare for 8 yrs that included children with autism. Trish is also a mom of 2 boys with high functioning autism and has spent her time working and researching on new ways to help her children cope, develop and learn social skills over the years. She has always enjoyed working with children and youth and is enthusiastic to continue this in the field of Psychometry, Psychology and Counselling.