About Us

A Balanced Approach is a team of highly trained professionals with over 25 years of combined experience with children on the Autism Spectrum.  Our goal is to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders reach their full potential.  To achieve this goal, we use the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to create individualized programs to meet the specific needs of each child.  We offer both Centre-Based and Home-Based ABA services, Social Skills Groups, Summer Camps, and Behaviour Consultations.IMG_0818  Our Social Skills Groups and Summer Camps are not ASD-specific; they are geared towards any child who has trouble navigating the social world around them.

Our team consists of Kathie Shaw, B.C.B.A., MSW, RSW, founder and Clinical Supervisor, along with our qualified Senior Clinician, Shauna Pavone and Senior Therapist, Samantha Shipley.

We also employ an amazing team of Instructor Therapists for our centre-based clients, and work closely with an awesome group of self-employed Instructor Therapists that provide home-based ABA therapy.  Together, we  provide initial and ongoing ABLLS-R assessments or other curriculum tools appropriate for each child’s individual needs.  We also provide programming, regular team meetings, supervision,  and parent and Instructor Therapist training.


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Have you registered your child for our social skills groups yet?!

Please find our Social Skills Groups information under the "Services" tab on our home page. There are limited spaces available and they always fill up fast!  If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to see which group would best suit your child, please contact admin@abawaterloo.com.