Doug Protz is an autism therapist, Special Services Integration Worker and a certified HANDLE® service provider. Doug integrates what he has learned through Reflex Integration and Feldenkrais into his HANDLE® work. Jodi Gilmore is a Reference and Regulate therapist, a NeurOptimal® neurofeedback trainer and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Together, they are the parents of a young adult who has overcome health and neurodevelopmental challenges and have been learning from and serving individuals with autism and other challenges since 1992, in Greater Vancouver, BC.
We are about helping children and parents connect in meaningful ways and improving quality of life for ALL family members.
What we believe:
Gentle Enhancement®, optimal nutrition, differentiated movement and respectful, meaningful interaction wire the brain for maximum development, allowing expression to come more naturally, from within.
The parent is the child’s first relationship and first teacher. This relationship is the foundation upon which all other relationships and experiences are built. It is the place from which to start in helping a child with autism develop to his or her full potential.
Focus emerges naturally when one is free from distractions stemming from attempts to protect attentional fatigue.