Lina Ahmed

Position: Behavioural Therapist
Categories: Entry to School

Lina has extensive experience teaching ESL to toddlers and preschoolers and speaks both English and Arabic. She has also worked providing ABA therapy one-on-one, in group settings as well as in-school support as an educational assistant. Lina holds an Honours Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

“I admire the goal of the ETS program, and the mixed skills and talents combined to provide the best possible support for autistic children. I truly believe this program will have a huge positive impact on enabling autistic children with the necessary skills to succeed in school. Working with so many skilled and knowledgeable individuals from various fields has benefitted me in terms of knowledge and practice and enabled me to perform my job in the best possible way.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Maldives

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Monkey

What’s your favourite holiday?

Eid

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Lina Ahmed

Behavioural Therapist

Lina has extensive experience teaching ESL to toddlers and preschoolers and speaks both English and Arabic. She has also worked providing ABA therapy one-on-one, in...

Lisa Brooks

Position: Executive Assistant
Categories: Administrative

Lisa is the Executive Assistant and Intake Coordinator at ACT. Lisa speaks both English and French and has been in administration for over 30 years. She has also worked in health services for the past 15 years.

“I work at ACT as I believe in helping families in their times of need and ACT does that. I love working in an office filled with the sounds of children playing and laughing.”

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?
I love Penguins and Polar Bears!

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cabbage Rolls

What’s your favourite holiday?
Thanksgiving

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Lisa Brooks

Executive Assistant

Lisa is the Executive Assistant and Intake Coordinator at ACT. Lisa speaks both English and French and has been in administration for over 30 years....

Lynne Begin

Position: Registered Early Childhood Educator
Categories: Entry to School

Lynne holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education from St. Lawrence College. Before joining the ACT teams, Lynne operated a home-based childcare program for 16 years. Throughout this time, she consistently delivered developmentally appropriate enriching activities in all areas of child development. She then worked in the role of ECE educator with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Working alongside teaching teams, she had many opportunities to deliver developmentally appropriate enriching activities to school-age children in both the classroom and in the Extended Day Program.

“I love being part of a multi-disciplinary team and making a positive impact in the lives of these little people!”

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Monkey

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza

Are you a morning person or a night-owl?

Morning person

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Lynne Begin

Registered Early Childhood Educator

Lynne holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education from St. Lawrence College. Before joining the ACT teams, Lynne operated a home-based childcare program for 16...

This post is also available in: French