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:

Dr. Caroline Buzanko, R.Psych

Caroline has worked professionally with children diagnosed with autism for 20 years in Canada and abroad. Her extensive experience has culminated in a unique ability to work collaboratively with parents to maximize their confidence and to achieve optimal success with their kids in all areas. Her focus is on developing these skills for long-term success and positive well-being.

Caroline facilitates a number of therapeutic groups and workshops, particularly to support parents and siblings of children with exceptional needs. She has also presented a number of workshops on autism, ADHD, anxiety, executive functions, and behaviour management across North America. In addition to her work with AP, she is the clinical director of Koru Family Psychology, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and instructor at Athabasca University.

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 from the University of New Brunswick. Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2011, she has worked with children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, FASD and other developmental delays. Julie has been part of the Autism Partnership family since 2016 and is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping children with autism and their families.

Victoria Martel-Stevens, OT. MSc

Victoria holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is excited to join Autism Partnership Team. She completed her Master’s internship at the Montreal Children Rehabilitation Center and has acquired a great deal of knowledge with children with developmental difficulties. She has supported numerous families in order to optimize children’s occupational capacity in their daily routine and to optimize their social integration. Throughout the years, she has also worked with various other types of clients (e.g. mental health, physical health, hand therapy, in-patient and out-patients) in a wide array of environments (e.g. home care, hospitals, rehab centers, private clinics).