Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
Autism Intervention Program (AIP)
Our therapy block is off to a great start – our behaviour therapists, ASD consultants and speech language pathologists (SLP) are busy with one to one sessions and initial interviews this month. We currently have 12 families participating in our virtual Parent Management Training group for children 0 – 5 years of age. This month we also have some staff changes in our department. Our director, Lauren Brandt, is currently on maternity leave. Olivia O’Neill, Manager of the Mental Health Team has moved into the role of Interim Director of AIP for the duration of Lauren’s leave. Almasa Nordstrom, ASD Consultant, will be taking on the interim role of supervisor of the AIP behaviour therapists.
– Olivia, Interim Director of the Autism Intervention Program