About Us

About Us

A Balanced Approach is a team of highly trained professionals, BCBAs and RBTs 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 behaviour analysis (ABA) to create individualized programs tailored to the specific needs of each child.

In addition to our ABA treatment programs we also offer respite groups, parent training, assessments and support during school meetings. Our programs are implemented by our dedicated instructor therapists (RBTs) and overseen by our Senior Clinician and Senior Therapist (on-site BCBA).

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

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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 Kristina at office.manager@abawaterloo.ca or call 519-342-4666