About QuickStart Early Years Partnership Inc.

QuickStart Early Years Partnership Inc. has grown out of the directors’ shared passion for children securing early intervention. They have all seen the difference early intervention makes. It is life changing for the children and their families.


Yolanda Korneluk, Ph.D., CPsych, is the Clinical Director and founder of Emerging Minds Treatment Centre in Ottawa. Yolanda is the President of QuickStart Early Years Partnership Inc., and she oversees the clinical direction of the program.

Robin Gaines, Ph.D., is a Speech/Language Pathologist and clinical researcher. Robin is the Master Coach for the QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® Program.

Véronique Chiasson, O.T. Reg. (Ont.) is the Director of Emerging Minds Est and a registered Occupational Therapist. Véronique oversees the French Language Program and is an Early Intervention Provider.

Suzanne Jacobson is the President and Founder of QuickStart Early Intervention for Autism. She is the Executive Director at QuickStart Early Years.

The four owners bring together proficiency in autism assessment, therapeutic strategies and family support to form QuickStart Early Years Partnership Inc. They have decades of experience working individually and over 10 years of experience working together to support Ontario families with autism.



Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how a person communicates and relates to people and the world around them.

According to the 2018 Report of the National Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Surveillance System, Government of Canada publication, one in 66 children between the ages of five and 17 in Canada are diagnosed with ASD.  Comparatively in the United States of America, About one in 44 children are diagnosed with ASD according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

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