Autism Solutions of Ontario                          
Elizabeth L. Currie Shier, B.Sc., Licensed Davis Autism Approach® Facilitator/Coach
1138 Gable Drive, Oakville ON L6J 7P2, Canada  905 829-4084 or 905 334-8740
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What is involved in taking part in this program?

The needs of each client and their family are of utmost importance to us. As such, we work with our families one-on-one to tailor our services to meet their needs.

The first step is usually a phone call or email. During that first chat, we will determine if the client is a "fit" for the program. If so, an in-person assessment will be booked. 

The assessment is an opportunity for the potential client and their family to meet the facilitator, discuss the characteristics being displayed by the potential client and determine the best path to proceed to deliver the program. Most families choose to have the facilitator deliver the program but there is also an option for the facilitator to coach the parent, caregiver or other individual through the process. The assessment typically takes 60 to 90 minutes and includes fun games that access the client's imagination, intelligence and creativity. The cost of this assessment is $175. 

The program schedule will depend on several 
factors including the age of the client, the primary method that the facilitator will be using to assist the client to become oriented, the family's schedule and availability of the facilitator. Programs can take between 2 weeks of full days to several months of half days. Although every effort will be made to follow the original schedule, we respect each of our clients and have a rule:  "it takes as long as it takes." No client will be forced to work past their threshold of comfort. This may be very different than other approaches, but we have found it to be the most effective way to provide our programs. 

The Facilitators:

Beth Shier
has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities, including Autism, for 25 years. She began working with these populations as a swimming instructor in her teens. As manager of the International Pediatric Pain Research Laboratory at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, she was instrumental in developing and teaching health care professionals pain measurement and management techniques with non-verbal cognitively impaired individuals, including children with Autism. She has always been fascinated by the unique way individuals with Autism view their world and hide their gifts. She believes that, no matter how severely affected a person is, their true self can find a way out of the shroud of Autism. 

Beth's search for help when her oldest daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability 6 years ago led her to the Davis methods for Dyslexia Correction. Following her daughter's successful program, Beth knew it was time for her career to change directions and completed the rigorous training to become a Licensed Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator so she could provide Davis programs that assist with difficulties with reading, writing, math and ADHD. She has been successfully providing these programs for 5 years. 

Once in private practice, Beth quickly recognized that many of the clients that were coming to her were also having issues with characteristics indicating some level of Autism. She made the decision to enter the intensive training to become a Licensed Davis A
utism Approach Facilitator/Coach. She has been successfully providing this service for 4 years. 

Beth's passion for her clients and dedication to her work has also provided her with the opportunity to work closely with Ron Davis and his team at NOIT Research. Beth was appointed Director of NOIT Research in early 2013 and looks forward to continuing Ron's work in this capacity. 

Ray Davis, Ron Davis' son and also a Licensed Davis Autism
Approach Facilitator/Coach, has worked with several clients for Autism Solutions of Ontario. Although he resides in California and is th
e Director of Reading Research Council, he is available to travel to work with clients who prefer a male facilitator. 

The Office:

Our programs take place in a home environment. Depending on the comfort of the client, the program can be provided in the client's home or in the home office of Beth Shier. The home office is a large upstairs room with a view of the back yard through huge windows - perfect for exploring the concepts at work in the world. The neighborhood is safe and has a park close by which allows for further explorations of the environment.

Parents will find the neighborhood close to all amenities including hotels, restaurants, a public library, community center and the shops and services which can be found in downtown Oakville.  

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We make every effort to reply to inquiries within 24 hours. You can also reach us at  (905) 829-4084

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