The four owners are united by their desire to foster child development and support families’ quality of life.
They bring together proficiency in autism assessment, therapeutic strategies and family support to form our ESI/SCERTS QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® program.
They have decades of experience working individually and over 10 years of experience working together to support Ontario families with autism.
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, 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 at QuickStart Early Years.
Suzanne Jacobson is the President and Founder of QuickStart Early Intervention for Autism. She is the Executive Director at QuickStart Early Years.
The Government of Canada recognizes that our children living with Autism “ need appropriate supports to reach their full potential, while family and caregiver quality of life can also be improved if timely and appropriate support services are offered throughout the lifespan.”
At QuickStart Early Years, improving the quality of life of all children with autism and their families is our foundation.
Our ESI/SCERTS QuickStart™ Autism Navigator® program was especially designed to provide help at the earliest stage of the diagnosis.
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.