Consulting Services

Disability Support: FASD and Autism Consultation

What do you do when you get stuck or frustrated by a lack of movement or growth in the people you support?

A fresh perspective and analysis by well-trained eyes can open the doors to a host of creative, strength-based strategies.

To explore consulting options contact: Nathan Gerbrandt, Managing Director, at [email protected].

 

Disability Support: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Autism Consultation

Working with people who have Autism and FASD can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. At some point, everyone gets stuck or frustrated by a lack of movement, change, or growth in the people they support, feeling that nothing they’ve tried is working. Going too far down this road can lead to discouragement and burnout, which is ultimately a disservice to those being supported.

As service providers and clinicians, we benefit from a fresh perspective on our most challenging clinical cases and the analysis of well-trained eyes. Supporting people with Autism and FASD involves a specific set of skills and knowledge. It requires a person-centred approach that recognizes what may work for one person may not work for the next. Engaging with a CTRI Disability Support Consultant provides experienced analysis and discussion of your specific situation. Doing this in an environment that is respectful and collaborative not only contributes to one’s intervention skill set, but it moves us from frustration to hope.

CTRI Disability Support Consultants are equipped with the most up-to-date best practices and evidence-based knowledge to help improve your assessment and intervention skill set. We work in a flexible and collaborative manner to explore behavioural and service-delivery challenges. Consultation can be flexible to your context and needs. All recommendations and strategies will be strengths-based and specific to the person and environment to ultimately help those you work with achieve success.

Consultation can take on numerous forms, including:

  • Development of a functional map for people with FASD
  • Case study consultation where challenging scenarios are explored and practical strategies and adaptations provided
  • Establishing a Function of Behaviour Chart with target goals for people with Autism
Meet the Team

Our Consultants

Nathan Gerbrandt, MSW, RSW

Managing Director
Nathan (he/him) is the Managing Director of CTRI. In this role, he provides leadership in managing CTRI staff and trainers, and developing workshop materials. He is passionate about promoting trauma-informed practices that support individuals, organizations, and communities. Prior to working with CTRI, Nathan coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for…
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Paula Hutchinson

MEd, PhD
Paula is an enthusiastic educator, trainer and evaluation consultant. She has worked in clinical, school and community-based settings in the areas of mental health, disability and challenging behavior with individuals, families and teams of healthcare providers. Paula regularly provides consultation with professionals and organizations on using a holistic approach to…
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