Michelle de Beer
Behavior Consultant

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Hi I’m Michelle! I am a behaviour consultant who has been working with autistic children and parents for over 21 years. I have been lucky enough to help many amazing families from early years to adulthood across the world in Vancouver, Yukon, Ireland, England, Romania & Italy during this time and collaborate with incredible professionals. 

  I hold an M.Sc. in ABA and am a lifelong learner, eagerly delving into many opportunities for personal and professional development in recent years. While I lived in Europe I published research on comparing teaching methodologies in the European Journal of Behavior Analysis. As my career progresses, I hope to be able to contribute to projects and research that are part of creating meaningful impact.

  In 2021 I launched Happy Heart Parenting. It is my hope that by sharing my 21 years of education and experience I can help those families struggling for diagnosis, services, and support. I believe in skill-based and strength-based teaching, and empowering children and their parents by teaching skills to communicate & identify needs, strengths, interests as well as essential safety skills. I love to teach through play, and to teach parents without adding overwhelm how they can incorporate learning into their daily life and help their children learn with less. 

I am delighted to work with TWO and to bring: 


Navigating Autism Parenting Program
I will be offering a 12 week program for families who are wanting to learn more skills to help their autistic child, those with a child on the waitlist for assessment, or who are newly on an autism journey. This will be held in collaboration with TWO, with 6 in-person Q&A sessions at the centre as well as online training modules & more. 


See info & register here —>


Case Management

I will also have openings to provide case management for families at TWO. Please enquire directly at 



Happy Heart Parenting also holds summits to support parents of autistic children. Our next summit is coming up in October & is focusing on safety. We will post more information & how you can sign up to attend free.