Hello!

I'm Ms. AJ!

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Ms. AJ is a professional Child and Youth Care Practitioner, and the founder of AdaptABILITY Support Services. 

Since graduating with Honours from Georgian College in 2014, AJ has been tirelessly aiming to create supports and system changes to enhance the care available to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. 

Working within the milieu of a person's family home or in their community, AJ meets you where you are and guides you along your own path, focusing on your personal goals and supporting you in progressing through your own growth. 

AJ is an enthusiastic entrepreneur whose professional goals are to create individualized programming for each client to achieve their personal goals, connect individuals with community services that are currently available, create new programming to fill gaps in services and to ensure programming continues to be accessible. 

Education, Professional Memberships & Skills Overview: 

  • Child & Youth Worker Advanced Diploma with Honours from Georgian College 2014

  • Professional Member of the Ontario Association of Child & Youth Care since 2013

  • American Sign Language Level 3

  • Mental Health First Aid training through Mental Health Commission of Canada

  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Behaviour Management System, Crisis Prevention and Intervention

  • Standard First Aid wit CPR-C and AED

Previous Experience Supporting Individuals with: 

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified

  • Down Syndrome

  • Fragile X

  • Angelman Syndrome

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

  • Pradar-Willi Syndrome

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • Spina bifida

  • Acquired Brain Injury

Also

  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing

  • Blind

  • Deaf/Blind

And

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

  • Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders