Elizabeth L. Currie Shier, B.Sc., Licensed Davis Autism Approach® Facilitator/Coach
1152 Winston Churchill Blvd. Unit B, Oakville ON L6J 0A3, Canada
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Autism Solutions of Ontario
What is involved in taking part in this program?
Our programs take place in many environments. Depending on the comfort of the client, the program can be provided in the client's home, in the home office of Beth Shier, or in the professional store-front office located on Winston Churchill Blvd just South of the QEW. The professional office has a private entry and is the only business in the space. It has large 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) 334-8740
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, and we are now proud to provide 2 and 5 day wokshops to assist parents and caregivers to provide the tools and methods to their loved ones. 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 $250.
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. Young or non-verbal clients often meet with a facilitator one or two times a month. 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.
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
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 the Director of Reading Research Council, he is available to travel to work with clients who prefer a male facilitator.
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 10 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 8 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 Autism Approach Facilitator/Coach. She has been successfully providing this service for 7 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.