“Ten years ago when I started this program, I did so because I wanted the children of New-Brunswick to have the best services possible. My goal has always been to provide families with a program that surpassed National Standards. This program is not only about providing hours of intervention; it is about providing quality intervention and making every teaching moment count”.
A career as a Speech-Language Pathologist flourished into opening Autism Intervention Services in Fredericton in 2006. Since then, Danielle has been growing her program at a fast rate due to the high-quality intervention she offers. During this time, she has become a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst, supervised by the Lovaas Midwest Institute. In 2015, Danielle became a member of the Wallace McCain Institute and has successfully completed the program, which has had major benefits for both personal and workplace development. As a leader in the field of Autism treatment services, the reputation that Danielle has built continues to shine through the work and programs she provides. She maintains high quality intervention that is grounded in best practices; which includes offering and organizing training programs and workshops. Danielle’s calm and compassionate demeanour, and her respect for children and their family set an example for all employees.
Beth Fairbairn is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with our team. A detail-oriented critical thinker and natural problem solver, Beth is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and brings a key skillset in operations strategy and policy, strategic planning, and fostering strong cultural alignment with the goals of our organization. Beth’s philosophy in managing the needs of our staff stems from a position of compassion. Beth makes it her business to care deeply about every member of our teams and defines compassion as empathy + action, so it’s “I understand and feel for you”… but also “how can help”. Many years of national and international experience in the field of educational training and assessment have provided Beth with a passion for working with young children with special needs. Beth holds an Arts degree (English -’93), a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA -’97), and a Masters in Project Management (2009), as well as nearly 20 years of experience in organizational leadership.
In 1996, Cindy graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Occupational Therapy. Before she became a member of the AIS team, Cindy primarily worked with preschool aged children with neuro-developmental challenges. When she joined the AIS team, her role has developed from working with children and families to being responsible for the staff as well. Her role as Human Resources Coordinator has blossomed into the position of VP of Administration where she works avidly to maintain the wellness of the rest of the AIS team members. In 2015, Cindy completed the Second in Command Program offered by the Wallace McCain Institute. Cindy’s positive personality and energy is contagious. She is responsible for all administrative procedures throughout the province.
Upon the completion of her Masters in Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Vermont in 1992, Janet had been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the school and hospital systems in the Fredericton area. Joining the AIS team eleven years ago, Janet has been working diligently to maintain the high quality services that AIS provides as well as obtaining further schooling, becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2014. Janet also received coaching and mentoring from the Lovaas Institute Midwest and was a key person in adapting their practices to meet the needs of clients in our province. On top of her VP of Clinical Services duties, Janet will be acting as program director in Moncton; responsible for clients from the following school districts: DSF-S and ASD-SE. Janet is known for her extensive expertise in autism spectrum disorder. She will be responsible for the clinical practices throughout the province.
Juliana has worked with children with special needs for nearly fifteen years. Ten of those years have been with AIS. While completing her Bachelor of Arts at Dalhousie University, she served as a volunteer with the Attention Deficit Association of Nova Scotia. In 2013, Juliana completed a Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Juliana serves as the treasurer on the board executive of the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis. Juliana’s extensive clinical knowledge and high level of organization will be an asset for the Saint John’s area families. Juliana is the regional director for the regions covered by ASD-S, including Sussex. She is also responsible for francophone clients in the Saint-John area (DSF-S).
Born and raised in Fredericton, Nicole has been working with AIS since its commencement eleven years ago, working from the start as the right arm of the CEO. Following her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick with joint honours in Psychology and Linguistics, Nicole completed a Masters of Health Sciences degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. Nicole’s extensive clinical knowledge and calm and soft demeanor is appreciated be all. Nicole is the regional director for the regions covered by ASD-W including the northern area of this school district. She is also responsible for francophone clients who reside in the Fredericton/Oromocto area (DSF-S).
Ashley has been a member of the AIS team since May 2009. Ashley started working at AIS as a Behavior Interventionist and was quickly promoted to the position of Clinical Supervisor. Fluent in both French and English, she has a Masters of Education with a specialization in ABA from Arizona State University. Along with her degree, Ashley is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst. Ashley is a very positive communicator and presents with strong clinical and organizational skills. During the next six months, she will consult with the following school districts to implement the new standards: DSF-NO, DSF-NE. She will spend most of her time working in the Campbellton and Tracadie area, as well as in the Edmunston area.
Amanda has been working with Autism Intervention Services since May 2007. She completed a Master's in Education at the University of New Brunswick and a Graduate Academic Certificate in ABA at the University of North Texas. Amanda has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2016. She serves as a board member for the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis and chairs the Member Engagement Committee. Amanda's focus is on dissemination of evidence-based practice, coaching and supervision, empowering caregivers and compassionate care, and ACT. She is currently providing clinical mentorship and BCBA supervision in the Beresford/Campbellton and Moncton regions.
Sébastien joined the AIS team in February 2017 as a Behavioural Consultant in the Moncton office. Having both Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Psychology, he has a strong foundation in applied behavioural analysis. Working as a behavioural interventionist and behavioural consultant provides him with a well-rounded understanding of all positions within the company. Known for his strong leadership capabilities and enthusiastic personality, Sébastien offers a positive presence to the management team. He is the regional program director for the ASD-N and DSF-NE school districts.
Originally from Moncton, Isabelle joined the Autism Intervention Services team in August 2020. Isabelle completed her Masters of Arts in School Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2002, and became a licensed psychologist in 2005. While working in the school system, she quickly developed a love of working with children with autism and developmental disabilities. She pursued her studies in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis at the University of North Texas, and was then certified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analysis in 2011. Prior to joining the AIS team, she worked in the education system in various roles as school psychologist, autism mentor, learning specialist, and Director of the Autism Learning Partnership branch of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. As Regional Director of Autism Intervention Services for the Greater Moncton area, Kent County, and Albert County, she provides support and leadership to clinical teams delivering effective and evidence-based intervention to help preschool-aged children with autism meet their full potential, and empowering families with knowledge and skills to maximize their child’s learning in everyday life.