About Janet Arnold, B.A., RECE
Janet Arnold is a Behaviour Consultant and an accredited Triple P Practitioner (Standard Stepping Stones) who has a strong background in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA). Since 1996, Janet has worked with children, their families, and individuals in clinical and educational settings in Ontario, Newfoundland and Alberta and has worked under the supervision and mentoring of Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Sandy Slater and Dr. John McEachin as well as other top behaviour analysts.
Janet’s past work experience has afforded her many opportunities to develop her skills in coaching, consultation, training and resource development. Having worked as a therapist, consultant, supervisor and assistant director in therapeutic settings, along with families and educators, she has a strong understanding of the needs of children and youth as well as the staff and families that support them.
As a Behaviour Consultant she continues to work collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals to increase their knowledge and build capacity within school boards and community agencies. She is responsible for coaching, consulting, facilitating discussions, researching and providing information on evidence-based and best-practices. Janet has designed, developed, adapted, and prepared resource materials based on client needs. As well, she has developed and delivered a variety of trainings to school board staff, community agencies, and parents.
Janet Arnold is actively involved in a variety of community working groups and is the Chair of the York Region Bullying Prevention Partnership, and holds memberships with the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region, the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE), the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) as well as the Centre for Exceptional Children.
About Francine McLeod, BSW, RSW, CPC
Francine McLeod is a Behaviour Consultant, Registered Social Worker , Certified Professional Coach and a member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC) who has worked largely with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other developmental disabilities, their families and the systems that support them since 1995. Francine has worked under the supervision and mentoring of Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Sandy Slater and Dr. John McEachin. Francine has provided ongoing training, consultation and resource development to families, therapists, educators and other professionals in evidence based behaviour management techniques such as the principles in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
Having worked as a therapist, consultant, supervisor and clinical manager in therapeutic settings, along with families and educators, she has a strong understanding of the needs of children and youth as well as the staff, families and communities that support them. Francine has also helped community organizations to better support children and youth to be more fully included into the fabric of the community.
Francine has worked in two Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) funded ASD initiatives –The School Support Program and Connections for Students. Throughout her career she has supported children and youth to be successful in school. She has collaborated with school boards across Ontario and Eastern Canada including; Toronto District School Board, Peel District School Board, Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board (Nova Scotia), and Eastern School District (Newfoundland).
Francine has the strong belief in the importance of collaboration among families and professionals. A key to Finding Solutions is building partnerships between various professionals such as: teachers, speech pathologists, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists, etc. She consistently supports these collaborations in her everyday work.