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Sally YimM.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director, Behaviour Consultant, RASP Category A Behaviour Consultant

Sally is now in her ninteenth year of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She still has the same passion and enthusiasm for early behaviour intervention as she did upon graduation. In the past years, Sally worked as a behaviour interventionist and a special education assistant, supporting children with autism and other disabilities.

 

Sally is a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA), with a Master of Education degree in Special Education. She completed the BCBA coursework from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Sally graduated from UBC with a degree in Psychology. She then acquired a postgraduate education diploma called "Infant Development and Supported Child Care" from UBC. Sally completed her Master program from The Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK) and was excited to write a book with short stories for EduHK. The book "Our Journey" was then published in 2012.  

 

Sally is dedicated in keeping current with early intervention through professional development. She continues learning and growing as a behaviour consultant and also as a mother of two daughters.

Sally is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Katy Harwood, M.Ed., BCBA

Senior Behaviour Consultant, RASP Category A Behaviour Consultant

Katy has had a love for working with children from a very young age and is now dedicated to supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Katy has enjoyed teaching children with ASD and different learning needs within the Lower Mainland for eight years in home, school, and community based settings that included a wide variety of ages.

 

Katy is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), with a Master of Education Degree in Special Education from the University of British Columbia and  a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis-Autism from Capilano University. She continues to look forward to conducting research that will continue to add to the literature that supports evidence based practices.

 

Katy is committed to continuing to advance her education and skills as a behaviour consultant and is excited to build new partnerships with families in order to create lasting and meaningful change. Katy is particularly interested in sibling relationships and the unique challenges some children face when a brother or sister has ASD. As a consultant, Katy looks for ways to involve brothers and sisters in intervention that not only increase learning opportunities for the child with ASD but also promote positive interactions that benefit all children.

Henry

Henry Au, M.S., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver, Canada, when he was 7 years old, Henry has enjoyed working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders since June 2007 throughout Metro Vancouver as well as in St. Cloud, Minnesota as a Behaviour Interventionist, Residential Care Worker and Behaviour Consultant. His clients have ranged from young toddlers to late teenagers. The field of ASD and disabilities has all been more relevant and personal to him as he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver when he was 9 years old.

 

He is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since March of 2016. He graduated at 2007 with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Sciences at University of British Columbia. He then completed Master of Science Degree in Special Studies: Autism Spectrum Disorder at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, with an emphasis on Applied Behaviour Analysis. In March and November of 2016, he had been invited by Dr. Pat Mirenda to speak to a group of Master’s level students as part of a panel of adults with ASD.

 

He has been devoted to keeping up to date with Applied Behaviour Analysis and Early Behaviour Intervention through professional development, as well as an active advocate for individuals with disabilities. He enjoys skiing, hiking, road trips, photography and playing badminton and piano in his spare time.

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Chidori started to work as a behaviour interventionist with young children diagnosed with autism in 2008.  Since then, she has worked as a behaviour interventionist and a behaviour consultant with children and adults with autism in Greater Vancouver and Victoria.  She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2014 and then a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2021.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. 


Chidori joined Bridge Kids in 2017 and has been enjoying her work supporting Bridge Kids families and helping children gain new skills and grow.  It is her passion to help create meaningful changes to each child’s and the family’s life for today and for the future. 

 

Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, she is fluent in Japanese.  日本語での対応が可能です。

Chidori Takahara, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

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Roslie Hong, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant/

Group facilitator
RASP Category A Behaviour Consultant

Roslie has been working with toddlers and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities since 2014. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst(BCBA) from South Korea and holds the Applied Behaviour Analysis Specialist 1st level in Korea as a member of The Korean Association for Certified Behaviour Analysts.

She is an ABA service provider for TRICARE (insurance company for U.S. Army) as a behaviour consultant. Roslie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Economics degree from Sogang University in Korea, and a Master degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. Roslie is pursuing her doctoral degree at Arizona State University.

She feels very rewarded when her clients learn new skills and makes progress - being one of her biggest motivations in life. She worked in one of the known ASD research team in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as a diagnostic evaluation administrator. Roslie also worked with this team to develop the Be-DeVel, a Korean version of the Autism Spectrum Disorder screening tool for toddlers and young children.

From her clinical experience and research experience, she has good observation skills and supports kids with ASD and other DDs to gain various skills.  

Sara Alian started in the field as a Behavior Interventionist 8 years ago. Since then she has worked in both a clinical and community-based setting as a Behavior Interventionist, Junior Behavior Consultant, Behavior Consultant and Consultant Supervisor. She graduated from the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology. In addition, she has completed her Master's in Applied Behaviour Analysis and become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Sara has experience in the field of Positive Behaviour Support with roles that include Consultant Supervisor and Behaviour Consultant. In her role as Behaviour Consultant, Sara has experience working with children and adults across a variety of settings. She is deeply passionate about an integrated approach to supporting individuals to thrive in improving their quality of life.

Born and raised in Iran, Sara is fluent in spoken and written Farsi.

Sara Alian, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

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Alisa Ip, M.Ed.,

Jr. Behaviour Consultant
ECE teacher - Social Group Instructor

Alisa graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Educator License and Master degree in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University. 

 

Alisa first gained her experiences in working with children from being a preschool teacher, where she worked with children between the age of 2-6. Alisa then grew her interest in working with children with ASD, as she finds helping children to develop social skills and improving their ability to learn in school to be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences she could ever have. 

 

Alisa believes every child is unique and special, and all children should be treated with respect and dignity. It is Alisa’s goal to help both the children with ASD and their families to meet their needs and interests, and to reach their fullest potentials. 

 

Alisa is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 

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Hillery graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During her time in school she worked part time with children with Autism and grew very compassionate about this field of work. She noticed that children with Autism often struggle with communication and she wanted to help these children in need. Hillery began working at Bridge Kids as a behaviour interventionist in 2015. 

 

She believes that love and compassion can help one another to help and understand each other. She finds her work very rewarding seeing the children she works with grow under her support and guidance.

 

In the future, Hillery wants to further expand her expertise in this field by applying herself into a Master’s program in Special Education.

Hillery is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Hillery Huang, BSc

Behaviour Consultant Assistant (BCA)

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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Daisy completed her Bachelors of Arts concentrating on Child Development and Cognition and Minor on Early Learning Education at Simon Fraser University in 2018.

 

As a behavioural interventionist working with children with ASD, Daisy finds her value and feels passionate about the future career. She is committed to continue expanding her knowledge in Special Education and to practice Applied Behavioural Analysis in the field.

 

Daisy believes every child is unique and gifted. She respects each child’s individual differences, and will facilitate their potentials by adapting flexible teaching strategies.

Daisy is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Daisy Zhou, BA

Behaviour Consultant Assistant (BCA)

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Mackenzie

Mack graduated from UBC with a BA in Psychology, and is currently enrolled in UBC’s Masters of Ed. in Special Education, specializing in Autism and has a goal of becoming a fully licensed BCBA.

 

Mack believes that every learner is unique and requires their own learning style. Entering this field on a whim, Mack quickly grew to love his work as he felt rewarded by the achievements accomplished by his learners and he aimed to help as many learners as he could.

 

As he approaches his 6th year of being a BI, Mack has shown that he is not hesitant to adapt and follow the learners lead to ensure that they have a memorable time. He shows extreme care and flexibility with his learners, helping them as much as possible to reach their full potential by being a teacher, a friend, a big brother, or anything in between.

Mackenzie Wong, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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Vanessa Low graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and will be returning to UBC in September 2021 to begin her M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

 

Vanessa has been working with kids on the Autism spectrum for 2 years now, and absolutely loves helping them grow and seeing positive changes in their behaviour and well-being over time.

 

Vanessa is especially interested in helping young learners develop the language abilities to not only voice their immediate wants and needs, but also to build strong social relationships with their peers and to express their feelings and thoughts. Vanessa is very much looking forward to contributing to the success and happiness of more families.

Vanessa Low, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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Carly has a passion to work and support children and families, with the aim to create a better quality of life. She believes that every child is special, and has the potential to grow and flourish in their own unique ways.

In 2018, Carly graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioural Neuroscience. Prior to stepping in the field, she has been involved in research in child perfectionism, hoarding, and the development of adult mental health support services.

Having worked with children of ages 2 to 15 years old in one-to-one and group settings, she has been dedicating herself in school support, positive behaviour support, and helping children develop functional behaviours and social skills.

 

In the near future, Carly is hoping to further her studies by applying to the Master’s program in Special Education, where she is determined to extend her knowledge and skills in the field. 

Carly Chui, BSc.

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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Mira Gupta graduated from The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2020, with a focus on Developmental and Clinical Psychology. During her tenure as a student, Mira has provided behavioural intervention to children diagnosed with ASD and provided one-on-one and family-based intervention to youth struggling with mental illness. 

Mira wants to work with children who experience developmental and psychological barriers as she draws personal strength from seeing other people succeed and overcome obstacles. Her compassion and love for helping children have complimented her career in Applied Behavioural Analysis. 

As a behaviour Interventionist, Mira believes that each child is unique, approaching her clients with genuine curiosity, empathy and compassion. She aspires to be a teacher, therapist, support system or any role that her specific clients may need. 

Mira plans on pursuing a master's in Developmental Psychology and is fluent in English and Hindi.

Mira Gupta, BA (ABA)

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

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Andrea is an SFU graduate with a BA in Health Sciences and a minor in Counseling & Human Development. Prior to her post-secondary experience, she worked with school-aged children as a volunteer at a community center in Vancouver. She started working as a BI in January 2021 and worked with both verbal and non-verbal children with ASD. Since then, she has continued to support young children with ASD and other related disorders in home, community, and school-based settings.

As a BI, Andrea often finds herself learning from her kiddos and their experiences. She feels passionate to be working with children and being able to help shape their strengths. She is always aiming to better support and accommodate the needs of her clients and their families. She hopes to make meaningful changes, assist them with their overall well-being, and help them accomplish milestones.

Andrea is fluent in English and Tagalog. 

Andrea Golamco, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Norman

Norman Tang didn’t start his BI journey like his other colleagues at Bridge Kids. Originally working as a Software Developer, Norman has found it much more gratifying to be working in the Education sector and then eventually working with children with ASD. 

 

For the past few years working as a BI, Norman is constantly impressed by seeing learner’s progress and improvements. He strives to make a difference, big or small, with every learner he interacts with.

 

Norman is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Python and Javascript

Norman TangBAs. 

Behaviour Interventionist
Coding class teacher

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Hannah Lim is currently a (Korean-Canadian) student majoring in Applied Behaviour Analysis-Autism at Capilano University. Working in this field is very rewarding for Hannah as children with ASD have shown great improvement, keeping her motivated helping more children.

 

Hannah is very outgoing and likes to build relationships as a teacher and a friend to children. She is very passionate about providing the best for the children she works with, aiming for the best results for them in the future!

Hannah is fluent in English and Korean.

Hannah Lim, BA (ABA)

Behaviour Interventionist

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Ceci graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Linguistics and minoring in Learning and Developmental Disabilities from Simon Fraser University.

 

She gained her ABA experiences first in Hong Kong right after graduation where she provided early intervention to kids in both centre and home settings before joining Bridge Kids. She believes in the theory of the critical learning period and early education is one of the essential factors for children with special needs to reach future achievements in all aspects.

She has a big heart for kids and is always ready to work with them. She likes to teach students in a way they can learn effectively and has always felt rewarded when seeing their progress.

 

Ceci is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 

Ceci Man, BA

Behaviour Interventionist