Team

Lindsey Malc

Lindsey Malc

Founder of Side by Side Therapy & Clinical Director

Lindsey Malc is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with 15 years of experience working with autistic kids and their families. A theme in Lindsey’s work has been addressing challenging behaviours. Lindsey is focused on empowering families to address the challenging behaviour of their children. She is devoted to working with the family team to improve the quality of life for both the child and the family. She believes that teaching the parents is one of the best ways to impact the child. When she’s not working Lindsey enjoys crocheting, reading and binge watching tv shows from the early 2000’s.

Miriam Frolic

Miriam Frolic

Research and Content Development Specialist

Miriam has a Masters in Legal Studies from Carleton University.  She worked in commercial property management for a number of years before joining the Side by Side Therapy Toronto team as the Research and Content Development Specialist. Miriam enjoys learning and writing about behaviour analysis and has a special interest in Sensory Processing Disorder.  Miriam lives in The Beaches with her husband, Dan, and two delicious children, Charlie and Julia. 

Tony Lipsey

Tony Lipsey

Psycho-Educational Assessments

Tony has over 20 years experience working in education. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical and Child Psychology as well as a Masters degree in Education. Currently, Tony is the founder of Lipseylearn, a service dedicated to providing affordable psycho-educational assessments to students in the greater Toronto area. Tony has 4 married children of his own and 6 grandchildren. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Shayna, a social worker at the University of Toronto Medical program.

Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Lauren is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 8 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lauren is passionate about Natural Environment Teaching and developing key life skills (functional communication, peer play, toileting, dressing) that improves her client’s quality of life and access to new and exciting positive experiences. Lauren believes that parents are the agents of change in their child’s therapy, through parent involvement parents can be empowered to confidently problem solve and teach their child as they grow and develop. When Lauren isn’t working she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and toddler, going to the beach, reading a good book, running and going for walks with her dog to Starbucks!

Rebecca Long

Rebecca Long

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Rebecca is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 6 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada and internationally. The age ranges that she has the most experience with are children and youth aged 3-18. Rebecca is passionate about training parents and therapists in the implementation of ABA programs and strategies. She strongly believes that client success is largely based on the family’s satisfaction with their ABA therapy experience. Other than ABA, Rebecca loves taking care of her dog, hiking, exercising, trying different foods, and travelling.

Samantha Edwards

Samantha Edwards

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Samantha is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with over 8 years of experience working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Samantha has a variety of experience in the home, community, clinical and school settings. Samantha is passionate about creating goals that are socially significant for her clients and feels that parent involvement and working as a team is the key to achieving these goals. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys the outdoors, baking, and relaxing with her family.

Sahila Sandhu

Sahila Sandhu

Senior Therapist

Sahila is an experienced and dedicated Senior Therapist who has been working with children on the spectrum over the last several years. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, she obtained her Master of Education from the University of Toronto, and is currently working towards obtaining her BCBA certification. Over the years, Sahila has worked with children of all ages and has experience working in clinic, home, and community-based settings. In her free time, Sahila enjoys spending time with her dog and exploring new places.  

Allison Jaeger

Allison Jaeger

Senior Therapist

Allison received her post-graduate certification in Behaviour Technology after obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Western University. She is currently working towards her BCaBA certification. Allison has several years of experience working with individuals with behavioural challenges and their families. She strongly believes that understanding human experiences builds a strong relationship with anyone she works with. Outside of ABA, Allison enjoys exploring new cuisines at local restaurants and spending the day at the beach.

Theepa Jeyapalan

Theepa Jeyapalan

Instructor Therapist

Theepa has over 10 years of experience helping children with developmental disabilities. Her passion to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead her to become an Ontario Certified Teacher with a graduate certificate in Behavioural Science. She believes family involvement and an inclusive learning environment is crucial for individuals with development disabilities to achieve their learning goals. She enjoys going for walks and exploring new places with her two boys. 

Milica Vignjevic

Milica Vignjevic

Instructor Therapist

With over 5 years of experience working with individuals with autism and special needs, Milica has worked as a therapist with children of all ages and backgrounds. She has experience supporting children and their families in a variety of environments including schools, and the home. She believes that family involvement and teamwork between parents and professionals is essential when it comes to children reaching their learning goals. Milica enjoys parent coaching where she can assist parents in expanding their behaviour analysis skills and knowledge. When she is not working, Milica enjoys traveling and exploring new places and cultures.

Sammy Rubinoff

Sammy Rubinoff

Instructor Therapist

Sammy is a graduate of George Brown College, with a Behavioural Science Technology advanced diploma. He spent several years volunteering with adults with developmental disabilities, which led him to his program at George Brown. During his time at George Brown, Sammy spent most of his time during his practicums, working with children with developmental disabilities. He enjoys helping others learn new skills and help them grow.

Hunter Grillo

Hunter Grillo

Instructor Therapist

Hunter has a Masters of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University and is currently pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Prior to graduate school, she completed a Bachelor’s in Child Studies at Carleton University. She is very passionate about working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and teaching them skills that could improve their quality of life and produce meaningful behaviour changes for them and their families.  In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and going for hikes.  

Lorraine Cotto

Lorraine Cotto

Instructor Therapist

Lorraine has been helping children with developmental disabilities to succeed at school and in the community since 2011. She is from San Juan Puerto Rico, where she worked for five years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. New opportunities brought her to Toronto, and her passion for diversity, social inclusion and helping others led her to complete a diploma in Child and Youth Care program and a graduate certificate in Behavioural Science. Lorraine loves to participate in outdoor activities with her husband, friends, and her dogs.

Monica Boulis

Monica Boulis

Instructor Therapist

Monica, a graduate from the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a Bachelor of Science specialist in Psychology. During her university years, she spent much of her time volunteering with children as she knew she wanted to work with them. After her time volunteering at a nursery school, Monica decided to pursue her passion working with children. She is currently completing a Master’s of Science (M. Sc.) in Psychology at the Université de Montréal. Monica looks forward to beginning a journey with Side by Side, where she feels she can truly have an impact on children’s lives. 

Luciana Scheinbach

Luciana Scheinbach

Registered Behaviour Technician, Communication Disorders Assistant

Luciana brings a wealth of experience to the Side by Side Therapy team. She has been working as a Registered Behaviour Technician for a number of years. Before she was married, Luciana was a Speech-Language Pathologist in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Luckily for us, her husband brought her to Canada and she found ABA. Luciana bridges her SLP skills with an excellent grasp of ABA to provide a communication focused program to all of her clients. When she’s not working, Luciana loves going on road trips with her family. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Anthia Airall

Anthia Airall

Instructor Therapist

Anthia is working towards becoming a Registered Behaviour Technician, and has obtained her Bachelors of Behavioural Science and a Diploma in Developmental Service Worker from Humber College, along with a certification in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies from George Brown College. She is an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about supporting the lives of individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and Dual Diagnosis. She  has been doing so for over 6 years, and values ongoing education.

Arielle Guber

Arielle Guber

Speech-Language Pathologist

Arielle Guber is a registered speech-language pathologist with over 11 years of experience working directly with children with special needs. Currently, Arielle works in both the private and public sectors. In addition, she holds Status-only appointment in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, at the rank of lecturer. Arielle brings evidence based decision making and a commitment to client and family centred care to all of her activities. Arielle lives in Toronto with her husband and beautiful children.

Leanne Arseneau

Leanne Arseneau

Occupational Therapist

Leanne possesses a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western University and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from The University of Guelph-Humber. With over 6 years of experience, Leanne has worked with children of all ages infant- to-teen with complex disabilities focusing on quality of life. She has focused her career on community OT including home and school therapy while also working in a clinic setting. Leanne thoroughly enjoys working with paediatric clients to assist them to develop their functional skills using functional activities, play skills and sensory experiences. In her leisure time, Leanne spends a lot of time with her family and stays active with sports and going to the gym.

Nessie Abihsira

Nessie Abihsira

Recreation Therapist

Nessie has a passion for fun! She holds a degree in Recreation Therapy from Seneca College. She is devoted to ensuring that all children can grow and learn through play. Nessie has a number of years of experience working with children with special needs as a Rec Therapist, an ABA therapist and a classroom assistant. Nessie loves animals and has a pet rabbit named Einstein.

Madonna Cicconi

Madonna Cicconi

Recreation Therapist

Madonna is graduate of Integrative Biology and Psychology at the University of Toronto, with further training in Recreation Therapy at Seneca College’s degree program. She is passionate about making a positive impact, and has dedicated many years to working with vulnerable populations. Her experience working with children extends to tutoring, after school recreation programming, mindfulness training, and recreation therapy with individuals who face unique challenges. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring nature’s healing gifts. 

Rivka Caterina Neufeld

Rivka Caterina Neufeld

Child and Youth Worker

Rivka has over 14 years of experience working with children with special needs. She has worked as an Instructor Therapist and Respite Worker. She has a Child and Youth Worker advanced diploma and an Autism and Behavioural Science graduate certificate. She loves helping those around her develop their skills and grow. Rivka lives in Toronto and loves camping and exploring new places.

Tamee Osher

Tamee Osher

Respite Worker

Tamee has 20 + years of experience caregiving for children of all ages and needs. Working in a dental office with nervous kids has taught her how to work in high stress situations. She has found that listening to people is the best way to build trusting relationships. Being a mom of a child with challenges has taught her compassion and patience. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with an animal rescue she cofounded and watching movies with her husband, son and furbaby.