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.

Andrea Tynedal, OT

Andrea holds a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and is excited to join Autism Partnership. She has consulted with teachers and parents in providing assessment and treatment recommendations to elementary school aged children with attention and other learning challenges. Her hands-on experience during her OT university program included working with children with developmental difficulties where she used various activities to develop their fine motor skills, such as manipulating play dough to form letters. She has also worked with other types of clients (physical health, mental health and neurological) in long term care.

Taylor Wilson, SLP

Taylor began working in early intervention with children with Autism and other developmental delays in 2015, in both home and school environments. Her passion has always been supporting children in developing their speech and language abilities as part of an interdisciplinary team. In 2020, she graduated with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alberta, and is excited to use the skills and strategies she learned there to support children with Autism and their families to develop functional communication.