MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

In addition to Directors and the Psychology Team, Autism Partnership works closely with other professionals within the field to ensure we are providing a comprehensive program that meets all of the needs of the children and families we serve. Currently, Autism Partnership contracts Speech Language pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists as members of our local team of experts.

Our team of professionals, including the Psychology Team, Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and the Site Director meet monthly regarding each child to ensure all recommendations and program plans are consistent and effective.

Currently, our team includes:

Caroline Buzanko, R.Psych

Caroline has worked professionally with children diagnosed with autism for over 15 years in Canada and abroad. Her extensive experience has culminated in a unique ability to work collaboratively with parents to help them achieve optimal success with their children in all areas of life. Caroline facilitates a number of therapeutic groups and workshops, particularly to support parents of children with exceptional needs. She has also presented a number of workshops on autism, ADHD, and behaviour management across North America. In addition to her work with AP, she is the director of Koru Family Psychology and instructor at Athabasca University.

Lillian More, B.Ed, M.Sc. (Speech and Hearing Science)

Lillian has 18 years of experience as a speech language pathologist, and has been working with children with autism for 10 years. She began working as a speech language consultant with Autism Partnership in 2003. Lillian’s experience includes working with prechool and school age children, with a special interest in teaching social thinking with small groups.




Laura Brighton, MScOT (Occupational Therapy)

Laura graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. She began working for a school division in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and then decided to relocate herself to Calgary so she could work more intensively with children with autism. Laura also works at Heartland Agency in Calgary where she works with children with a variety of needs and abilities. Her initial interest for working with children with disabilities came from working at the Easter Seals Camps in BC. Laura is excited to be part of such a hard working team at AP that is dedicated to helping children with autism and their families.




Julie Stockdale, MS-SLP

Julie has a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology and has been working with children with Autism since 2011, in both home and school programming. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy. Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2011, she has worked with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, FASD and other developmental delays. Julie is excited to be part of Autism Partnership, which is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping children with autism and their families.