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Unlocking Potential

About Us

We are an early intervention clinic providing specialized therapy for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2019. Our goal is to provide welcoming, developmentally appropriate, and effective intervention programs to reduce the challenges experienced by neurodivergent children.

Our Mission

UP Early Intervention Clinic provides caring, creative, and supportive learning experiences for young autistic children, their families, and caregivers. Our clients benefit from an increased quality of life, confidence in their abilities, and stronger connections with others.

Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs to meet the individual needs of children and families. In our in-clinic therapy program children come and receive services from skilled professionals in our early intervention space at the Pacific Autism Family Network hub located in Richmond, BC. Our parent coaching programs offer flexible support (on-site or via telehealth) to teach you to help your child directly with focused or comprehensive support. Our group programming options for different age groups help children prepare for school settings and provide socialization opportunities.

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Why Choose Us

We know things may seem uncertain right now, but you are not alone (thank goodness!).

We are experienced, highly skilled experts who use techniques rooted in the science of child development. We are a neurodiversity-affirming organization that provides a safe and engaging environment for you and your child. We recognize and embrace every child’s unique strengths, voice, and autonomy. Our program supervisors are dually-certified as both Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) and ESDM Certified Therapists and we plan regular professional development for all of our staff so they can provide the highest quality of care. We provide extensive support and growth opportunities for our employees resulting in a low staff turnover rate that allows for consistency in your child’s life.

We also hold a preliminary BHCOE Accreditation recognizing behavioural health organizations that excel in clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas.

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Directors Team

  • Sherise Devine

    Director of Clinical Services

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  • Maria Sample

    Director of Programming

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Clinical Team

  • Nikki Fung

    Behaviour Analyst, Practicum and Training Manager

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  • Brooke Klamut

    Behaviour Analyst

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  • Judy Lee

    Junior Behaviour Analyst

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  • Ashley Hume

    Senior Behaviour Interventionist, BI Supervisor

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  • Raksha Patel

    Senior Behaviour Interventionist, New Behaviour Interventionist Training Officer

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  • Maria Pedraza-Kercher

    Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Swanna Tsoi

    Clinic Program Manager

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  • Bethany Goossen

    Parent Program Manager

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  • Davis Chan

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Yuri Kim

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Bryn Kinders

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Angelica Shakya

    Behaviour Interventionist, Front Desk

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  • Juliana Skific

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Erin Wiebe

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Shabnam Yousefi

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Dana Sun

    Clinic Supervisor, Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Katrina Juliano

    Behaviour Interventionist

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  • Daniel Khotawanich

    Behaviour Interventionist

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Administrative Team

  • Dana Sun

    Clinic Supervisor, Behaviour Interventionist

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Consulting Professionals Team

  • Glen Davies

    Consulting Psychologist

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  • Laurie Vismara

    ESDM Consultant

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  • Nicole Davies

    Consulting Speech-Language Pathologist

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  • Sujin Lim

    Consulting Speech-Language Pathologist

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What People Say About Us

  • “Truly transformative, exceeding expectations in a number of areas (eg. language, play skills, everyday behaviour.)” – Mark and Sarah, parents of former client (unsolicited testimonial)

    Mark and Sarah

  • “Our daughter benefited from the caring, kind, gentle and compassionate nature of the clinic and the BIs and BCs that worked with her. Her progress was constantly assessed and utilized in the creation of her treatment goals and sessions plans. We as a family were able to see her progress in-vivo and also scientifically through the performance charts that were available. There was careful planning around her challenges and also a good amount of push for her to surpass her boundaries” – Caralynne and Shane, parents of former client (unsolicited testimonial)

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  • “Our son grew so much during his time at UP Clinic. We felt supported during a time where we did not know what to expect. Knowing our son was in a safe environment and learning new skills was very comforting to us.” – Tamar and Julian, parents of a former client (unsolicited testimonial)

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  • “Our son’s experience has been great since he has always been excited about his sessions at Up. As parents we have also had a great experience with all the staff who have worked with him over the years. He made amazing progress on his communication right after he started sessions and we also saw lots of progress in terms of behaviour. We believe Up was key to his development in his early years.” Javier and Paulina, parents of former client (unsolicited testimonial)

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