Laura Ward, B.A. Psych.
Laura brings over 16 years working with children, youth and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to One Care. Laura first started at the University of Toronto studying Criminology and changed course to a Bachelors of Psychology soon after she met her very first client. From that day on Laura fell in love with the chance to make a difference. Laura gained many years’ experience working as an Instructor Therapist and obtained provincial training through Kinark/York Central Hospital. Laura then transitioned into the role of Senior Therapist providing DFO supervision within the Toronto, Central East, and Central West regions, working alongside multiple Psychologists within the ABA/IBI community. Laura knew that was not where she wanted to stop and she wanted to create an even bigger stamp in an individual’s life. Laura and Tammy partnered in 2008 and they continued to build their dreams as One Care. Laura continues to build inclusive environments for children and youth diagnosed with ASD and now strives to build inclusive programs for adults within their communities.
Tammy Nuttall, BPA
Tammy brings over 27 years’ experience working with children in a crisis and mental health capacity to One Care. Her educational background includes a Correctional Officer Diploma and a degree in Public Administration with a minor in Social Work. Professionally, she has worked for Young Offender institutions for 10 years and also has over 20 years’ experience with Covenant House with many years as their Residential Program Manager. Tammy has served on several Boards of Directors such as with the Gerstein Center in Toronto and the Aboriginal Outreach Program in Toronto. Tammy’s career change started when she became a mom with 2 sons and her own son was diagnosed with ASD. Tammy realized that she wanted to be there to support other families, educated herself in specialized diets and became a strong advocate for other families in the community.
Carobeth Zorzos, M.A., C. Psych., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor, Director of Autism and Behavioural Services – Dalton Associates
Carobeth is a Registered Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism and other disabilities since 2001. In addition to her role at Dalton Associates, Carobeth has taught at George Brown College and served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis and Autism Ontario. Carobeth provides supervision for our clinical programs at One Care, including direct funding option (DFO) and insurance funded ABA programs.
Joan Broto, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Joan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Joan’s experience includes working with students with and without disabilities from early intervention to young adults since 2000. Currently Joan provides supervision for clinical programs, and supervises graduate students who are pursuing certification in behaviour analysis. In addition, Joan teaches graduate courses at Western University and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).
April Stauffer, M.A., B.Ed.
Clinical Manager/Senior Therapist
April brings over 10 years of experience working with individuals with autism to the One Care Team. She started as an Instructor Therapist and has continued to gain new skills and education working up to her current role as a Senior Therapist and Clinical Manager. She has Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Education.
In 2015, April completed a Master’s of Art in Education and Digital Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Her thesis research was centred on the use of Proloquo2Go (a communication app) for non-verbal children with autism, exploring the modification of user interface characteristics to best suit each individual. She is currently completing coursework in Behaviour Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology and obtaining supervision hours from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
April served as the graduate student representative on the Board of Directors for Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) in 2014. She remains a member of ONTABA and ABAI. April regularly pursues professional development opportunities, attending workshops and conferences. April also teaches psychology part time at Durham College. April provides supervision for DFO programs in the Toronto and Central East regions and oversees the clinical team at One Care Inc.
Anita Lloyd, B.A, M.Ed.
Senior Therapist/Training Supervisor
Anita brings over 7 years of experience working in the field. She completed a Behavioural Science Degree at George Brown, completed her undergrad in Psychology and finished her Masters in Educational Psychology/Special Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Anita started in 2009 as an Instructor Therapist with TPAS and Kinark, and acquired her provincial training. In 2012 she started working directly with families as a Senior Therapist for children, youth and adults. Anita has completed PECS training and Pivotal Response Training. She is currently completing supervision hours to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Anita brings dedication, a strong passion and drive for her families. Anita provides DFO supervision for clients in the Toronto, Central East, and Central West regions.
Meaghan Robbins, B.A., M.ADS Candidate
Meaghan has an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo and an Autism & Behavioral Sciences Post -Graduate certificate from St Clair College in Windsor. She first started with One Care Inc. as an Instructor Therapist and has subsequently worked as a Lead Therapist. She has since transitioned into a Senior Therapist role. Meaghan is currently working towards her Masters of Disability Studies specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She is currently collecting her supervision hours from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She is very passionate about this field and is determined to make a difference in the lives of all the clients she has the opportunity to work with. Meaghan provides DFO supervision for clients in the Central East region.
Janine White, B.A., OCT, B.Ed.
In 2008 Janine graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Knowing that she loved working with children, she enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program at UOIT. She started as an Instructor Therapist at One Care Inc. in 2010, after graduating from teacher’s college. She loved working one-on-one with clients and quickly developed a passion for IBI. After several years of working as an IT, she moved into the role of Lead Instructor Therapist. In that role, she continued to gain knowledge and experience within the clinical setting. She now works as a Senior Therapist at One Care Inc. and looks forward to continuous growth in the field. Janine provides DFO supervision for clients in the Central East region.
Our Instructor Therapists
Our Instructor Therapists come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share the same commitment to providing quality, individualized services to all of our clients and families. Their educational background typically consistent of a diploma or degree in behaviour analysis, education, or psychology. Many of our therapists are also Ontario Certified Teachers and are drawn to this field for the one on one teaching opportunities. All therapists are certified in CPR, First Aid, and must provide a Vulnerable Persons Police Reference Check before working with our clients. We offer ongoing supervision and training opportunities to ensure our Instructor Therapists are continuously updating their skills.
Community support workers (for adult programs)
Our community support workers usually come with a collage diploma in social work, developmental services or an equivalent program. All of our dedicated support workers strive to make a difference in all aspects of each individual’s care including his/her physical, social, emotional, educational, recreational, and vocational development in a manner which promotes his/her dignity and independence. All support workers are certified in CPR, First Aid, and must provide a Vulnerable Persons Police Reference Check before working with our clients.
Respite workers (for all programs)
Our Respite Care Workers are seen as positive role models, community connectors, and an important personal support. Respite providers often plan various interactive activities in or outside of the home such as going to the park, art gallery, library, or simply sharing time together. In this role the focus is on providing the child with an opportunity to participate in the community with social events and activities while enhancing their social skills. Our respite workers are often students at the University or College, but also include seniors, people who want to give back to the community and people who work in professions that allow them to have flexible time to provide this service. The experience that students gain as a respite provider assists them as they work towards career goals in fields such as social work, nursing, teaching, child care and a variety of other practices. Our respite workers are certified in CPR, First Aid, and must provide a Vulnerable Persons Police Reference Check before working with our clients.