Director of Education
Deborah Wyatt is the Director of Education, co-founder and Senior Therapist of TIPES, Canada. An associate of Dr Jeff Sherman, a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of ABA experience, she has extensive experience in developing programs for children with Autism and/or additional exceptionalities, anxieties and depression under his supervision. As Senior Therapist, she is responsible for performing child assessments and providing professional feedback to Instructor Therapists. She also provides coaching and tutoring for children with ADD or ADHD and training for parents with children with Autism and/or additional exceptionalities. Deborah plays a pivotal role in fundraising for TIPES and is charged with the oversight of fundraising initiatives as part of the Fundraising Committee. In 2011, Deborah founded Edelweiss Private Academy, a private school that allows children with exceptionalities to access the curriculum prescribed by the Ontario Ministry of Education while also participating in a setting that encourages social skills.
Deborah graduated from Wilfred University with an honours degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education focusing on children with exceptionalities, as well as a minor in Psychology. More recently, Deborah graduated from Pennsylvania State University after completing post-graduate coursework in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Deborah is currently studying to pursue national certification in behavior analysis and has traveled North America to receive professional development in assisting children with exceptionalities. She has also had training in working with children with learning disabilities, vision impairment and verbal behaviour.
Deborah’s contribution to her local community has been widely acknowledged. As co-founder of TIPES, she has been a finalist for both Citizen of the Year and Community Support /Non-Profit Organization Business Choice Awards for 2010 and 2011. TIPES was also a finalist for Non- Profit Organization Business Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, she was recognized by Ottawa Life Magazine as the Number One of the Top 25 People in the Capital. In addition, Deborah was humbled to receive the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of her support to her community in 2014.
Deborah’s mission is to continue servicing children with Autism Spectrum disorders and other exceptionalities in order to provide them with the best educational services possible.