Michelle de Beer
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 —> autismwaitlist.com/two
I will also have openings to provide case management for families at TWO. Please enquire directly at Michelle@michelledebeer.com
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.