What do we do?

E.P.I.C. works with families to bring stability, teach strategies and skills using research-based approaches that are alternatives to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). 

Our philosophy is to assist communication between all family members no matter what neurobiological language they speak. We do not wish to stop movement differences such as stimming or to encourage masking behaviours. We work with a wide variety of diagnosis supporting both home and school teams.

Typically called Behaviour Consultants in British Columbia, we provide that same service without relying on ABA.

Goals of E.P.I.C.

  1. Understand how behaviour is communicating between family members
  2. Transform communication in families to increase connection and decrease distress
  3. Support communication and connection in all environments

Consultation looks like:

- in person or online - we do not have a centre-based program

-meeting with family/clients to review needs and wants

-assessment in a variety of natural environments to pinpoint any other needs or other potential assessments

-creation of family and individual support plans and potentially long-range plans for more complex goals

-review and advocation for any changes in Individual Education Plan to support the home plan

-coordination of team meetings including all service providers and support recommendations 

-training parents and family members to approach the family and individual goals using Collaborative Proactive and Low Arousal Approaches

-on-going support, information and strategies as well as updating goals as necessary or every 90 days.