Laura Dignard, MADS, BCBA is the Program Manager, one of 3 Clinical Managers, as well as a Clinical Supervisor and has been working at AlphaBee for over 14 years. Laura has a Masters Degree in Applied Disability Studies with a Specialization in ABA from Brock University. Laura is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and is also certified in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). Laura began working at AlphaBee as an Instructor Therapist, then Senior Therapist, and now Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Manager and Program Manager. As the Program Manager Laura's role is to ensure we have the right staff to provide high quality services, to oversee the many projects we engage in, and to help develop our services and guidelines. Laura has worked extensively with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities, utilizing the principles of ABA with a particular focus on Verbal Behaviour. She has extensive experience with the assessment, development, and implementation of behaviour reduction and skill building programs resulting in the development of functional skills and a better quality of life for her clients. Laura has presented at ABA and Special Education conferences as well as developed and presented training workshops for parents, ABA therapists, and community members. Laura has also written articles for the Autism Matters magazine, published by Autism Ontario and she is a member of ONTABA.