Dre. Hénault is a sexologist and psychologist. She obtained her master's degree in sexology and her doctorate in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She offers private consultations (individual, couple and family) and acts as a consultant to organizations and schools. Her services also include diagnostic evaluation.
Dre. Hénault has developed expertise in Asperger's syndrome, particularly in the field of interpersonal relationships and sexuality. As the author of an adapted socio-sexual education program, she also collaborates in several international research on sex education and psychotherapy for autistic and Asperger people. She has worked for more than two years at Dr. Tony Attwood's clinic in Australia.
She has collaborated to several book chapters and articles on Asperger's syndrome and sex education. Her book 'Aspergers Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence through Adulthood' has been translated in eight languages.
She is also co-author of the book Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law (Attwood, Hénault & Dubin), published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London (2014).
Dr. Normand Giroux practices as a psychologist in the field of autism spectrum. His approach is applied behavioral analysis, of which one of the preferred forms he uses is precision clinical teaching. His main mandates are differential diagnostic assessments, the development of clinical intervention plans, the design and implementation of intensive early stimulation programs, the implementation of school integration projects, the establishment of strategies for challenges of social adaptation, psychotherapy. Support and parental guidance are also among the reasons for requests for consultation.
Dr. Lyne Taillefer is a psychologist. She received her Ph.D.
in Psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1998. For over 17 years,
she has been providing psychological assessment and intervention services to clients with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
with or without mental health disorder. In recent years she has also developed expertise in the field of interpersonal relationships and sexuality.
She has contributed to the development and implementation of guidelines regarding the emotional and sexual life of the TSA and DI clients as well as to the consent assessment process.
At the clinic, she provides diagnosis services (ASD, ADHD, mental health, sexual problem) and psychological counseling (individual, family, group) to children, adolescents and adults with ASD. She uses a therapeutic cognitive and behavioral approach. She also provides clinical support services to families and caregivers, specialized CSST / IVAC assessment and intervention services, and individualized clinical supervision.
Vanessa Corbeil works as a doctoral student in psychology at the Autism Asperger Clinic in Montréal. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from UdeM, a DESS (specialized graduate degree) in Behavioral Intervention for people with a pervasive developmental disorder at UQAM and has completed the clinical portion of her doctoral training in Psychology at the Université de Sherbrooke. She receives adolescents, adults and families whose members have a disorder in the spectrum of autism (ASD).
She has three main areas of expertise: adult diagnostic assessment, individual psychotherapy and family coaching with a child with ASD. She is interested in several problems associated with autism including depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, low self-esteem, emotional management difficulties, behavioral problems and difficulties in sexuality.
She uses evidence-based cognitive and behavioral therapeutic strategies to enable clients to develop concrete tools that they can use easily in their environment.
Bachelor in Psychology (Honor Path) from the Université de Montréal. She received an undergraduate scholarship from the Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), which allowed her to deepen her knowledge of the sensory integration of people with Asperger's syndrome. Marie subsequently chose to pursue her doctoral studies in neuropsychology at UQAM.
Following an internship under the supervision of Dr. Normand Giroux at the Montreal Autism and Asperger Clinic, Marie was invited to join the team, which she gladly accepted. Later, she whishes to specialize in diagnostic evaluation of ASD.
Services : Differential diagnostic evaluation ; Neuropsychological testing (ADOS-2, ADI-R, ABAS-II, Non-Verbal Weschler, Leiter-3, etc.) ; Group activities for young people and Adolescents ; Self-esteem, social cognition and social skills, sex education, emotional management.
Diana Jimena Arias has been part of the "child-adolescent" team at the Asperger Autism Clinic in Montreal since 2017. She is currently enroled in a doctoral program specialized in neuropsychology (research and clinical training profil) at UQAM and expects to graduate later in 2019. Her research focuses on visual processing and synesthesia. Regarding her clinical experience, it includes working with children and adolescents suspected of having one or more neuro-developmental disorders (autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, Tourette syndrome, etc.). She has completed neuropsychology internships in hospital clinics specialized in pediatrics (HMR) and psychiatry (CHU-Ste Justine). Services : Differential diagnostic evaluation ; Neuropsychological testing (ADOS-2, ADI-R, ABAS-II, Non-Verbal Weschler, Leiter-3, etc.).
André Bélanger graduated in psychoeducation at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (1986),
He has been a teaching and training clinicians for nearly 25 years. At the clinic, he works with children,
adolescents and adult ASD / Asperger in the areas of functional and residential autonomy, work integration, emotion management, social relations, and love and marital relationships.
He also acts as an advisory support to parents and professionals.
He is also a lecturer at UQAC for the national ASD training program where he teaches courses : "Structured and Individual Intervention using TEACCH" and "Adolescent TSA". He is the investigator of the training ICARE (Intervention for Aggressive Behavior in Residence). During his transition to the Regional Multidisciplinary Expertise Program for Behavioral Disorders (PREM-TGC) he developed the IRIS (Intervention in Intensive and Structured Rehabilitation) program. These two tools are used to address issues related to serious behavioral and coping disorders, primarily in the school and residential settings.These two tools are used to address issues related to serious behavioral and coping disorders, primarily in the school and residential settings.
Since 4 years he has integrated into his educational practice the use of the iPad and iPod as tools to support the development of functional and social skills.
Monique Benoit holds a master's degree in psychoeducation and a master's degree in administration. With a solid expertise in psychoeducational intervention, management and vocational training, she works with people with Asperger's syndrome or other ASD to facilitate their integration or stay in school and work.
Workplace and academic intervention to address the problem of integrating or reintegrating people with Asperger's Syndrome or ASD. Specialized intervention to improve adaptive and interpersonal skills. Specialized intervention qualified by the CSST / IVAC. Training in the workplace on various topics related to psychological health and well-being.
A member of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec, she is committed to continuously updating her professional skills.
Graduated from the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Special Education / Special Education and Rehabilitation),
member of OEEO, Registered Teacher of Ontario, Special Education Specialist (NI 497538) and Holder of a teaching permit in Québec (PP04370611).
In addition, Mr. Dabic attended and participated in numerous national and international autism, mental health and psycho-pedagogy training.
He has published several articles in specialized journals, has also initiated several projects related to autism and the arts as well as various projects for the
community. Mr. Dabic received the Builders of Excellence" Award for the 2011 CEPEO in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mr. Dabic has twenty-one years of experience in psycho-pedagogy and rehabilitation. He has already worked in a network of intellectual disabilities (Park Pavilion). Since 1997, Mr. Dabic has been working at the Gatineau Health and Social Services Center, Pierre Janet Mental Health Center (CHPJ). He has gained considerable experience in the departments of ado-psychiatry, adult psychiatry and for the last twelve years in the in-house child psychiatry department. Its field of intervention encompasses child, adolescent and adult psychopathology (couple) as well as concurrent disorders (multiple diagnoses).
In his professional career, Mr. Dabic has particularly developed expertise in people with autism spectrum disorder (Asperger and TSA-NS). In his private practice, he is particularly interested in developing the program, methodologies and strategies that support children, adolescents and adults with ASD, as well as parents and ASD couples. He is developing his expertise in the field of socio-sexual skills development within the team of Dre. Isabelle Hénault.
At the same time, with a career as a clinician, Mr. Dabic worked as a resource teacher at the Council of Public Schools in the French language of eastern Ontario. For several years he was responsible for the Resource Center for Students with Asperger Syndrome as well as high-level autistic students at De La Salle Public High School. Within this program, he initiated the implementation of an innovative approach related to the artistic expression of students with an ASD. (For more details, visit www.tsacepeo.wordpress.com).
As part of this commitment, Mr. Dabic prioritized three areas of intervention; With the student, with teachers and with external stakeholders as well as parents. Since 2012, he has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Education at the Jules Lèger Center School of Applied Arts in Ottawa. This experimental school serves a clientele with severe learning difficulties.
To teach, Dr Gabic draws on recent research in psycho-sociolinguistics and neurolinguistics. Thus, he also advocates the installation of metacognitive processes capable of activating learning that is otherwise difficult for students (André Dugay, 2012).
A graduate of Cégep Marie-Victorin in specialized education, Dominic has built on his expertise by working for more than 15 years with clients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and / or intellectual disabilities. He has considerable experience in direct client intervention and can also offer parental coaching.
He offers both individual and group counseling on social skills development and socio-sexual skills, which continues to be the primary focus of the course for Ado / Adult TSA clients. He is also willing to offer support for everything related to emotion management, an explanation of the diagnosis as well as questions about sexual diversity.
Dominic has developed his expertise by participating in several projects and trainings related to the TSA. He works in close collaboration with Dre. Isabelle Hénault.
His aim is to educate, support and integrate people with ASD.
Claudia has built her expertise by working for more than eight years with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability and other developmental disorders.
As a consultant, and taking into account the specific needs of each child and their environment, she offers the support and training necessary to accompany and integrate the child and offers an Intensive Behavior Intervention service (ICI) based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), child development and mainstream teaching models in the care of ASD children (Early Start Denver Model, Verbal Behavior, PECs , TEACCH, among others).
Her work is supervised by Dr. Normand Giroux.
Suzie Matteau is a certified member of Quebec's Professional Order of Sexologists. She obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Sexology from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Since (1998), she has worked with a large variety of people including some more marginalized groups, such as homeless youth, HARSAH, and aboriginal communities just to name a few. She was a sexual education lecturer for science of education and sexology university programs during 9 years. She has also worked over 10 years for the CIUSS-MCQ-IU in DI/TSA. Mrs Matteau is specialized in investigative interviews in legal cases concerning suspicion and disclosure of potential sexual assault cases. During interventions, she pays particular attention to individuality which takes into account the person's global performance and environment. In clinical situations, she offers sexological evaluations, preventive intervention, educational and readaptation services and support as well as concrete tools for children, teens, adults, couples and families. In the past, she has been asked to share her expertise as a specialized-witness in court of law during sexual victimization, inappropriate and/or deviant sexual behavior cases. All in all there's no denying that Suzie Matteau has a great deal of experience in consulting, advising, supporting and training with our social services as well as health, educational and community networks.
Bachelor of the Université du Québec à Montréal and a graduate of Laval University, Danielle Paradis also holds a post-graduate degree in intervention supervision for people with neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD and Asperger). She also holds a certificate in group intervention from U.Q.O and did a specialized training in multimodal analysis offered by the Quebec service of expertise in serious behavioral disorder. She is also contractual for the SQETGC and lecturer at UQAC within the framework of the national training program in ASD.
Danielle Paradis has more than thirty years of experience with various clients including people with ASD, Asperger's Syndrome, intellectual disability or ADHD. In collaboration with Dre. Isabelle Hénault, she offers a specialist service in the socio-sexual field, during private consultations or by facilitating socio-sexual education groups.
She teaches the program of Dr. Hénault and trains different organizations or professionals (school, IDRC, sexologists, associations, etc.) in the use of the program. She has also adapted the program of Dr. Hénault as well as other specialized tools for people with intellectual disabilities or diagnosis of dysphasia.