Project ImPACT

About Us

Meet our Team

Clinic Director and Supervising Psychologist

Dr. Adrienne Eastwood, C. Psych., BCBA

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the field of Autism since 2002. I established Eastwood Psychologists in 2005, and have served the Brampton and surrounding community ever since. I support individuals with ASD across the lifespan; my role includes diagnostic assessment, supervision of ABA therapy, supervision and delivery of Project ImPACT, and psychotherapy with adults with ASD. I value working collaboratively with families and putting the needs of the child and family first. I speak English and French, and in my spare time, I enjoy hiking and singing in choirs.

Supervising Therapist

Kirsty Hopley, BA, BCaBA

I love parent training and making strong connections with families. I have worked in the field of Autism, delivering and supervising ABA therapy, for over 25 years. In my career, I have been especially honoured to support families through their whole journey raising a child with ASD (from diagnosis to young adulthood). I work closely with our team of Project ImPACT therapists to ensure that each family’s needs are met.

Project ImPACT Therapists

Shai-ann James, BA, RBT

I am a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) who has been working with children with Autism for almost 5 years. In my approach with children and their families, I find it so valuable to think outside of the box. It is especially rewarding to work with parents to find engaging ways to teach their children new skills. Being a mom myself, I find it essential to be involved in my child’s learning and development, and I know it’s the same for parents in Project ImPACT. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Paulina Kargul, ABA therapist

Life is full of little milestones, and for over ten years I’ve had the opportunity to share in these accomplishments with incredible children and their families. Since graduating from George Brown in 2010 with an Advanced Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science, I have enjoyed helping children reach their potential and teaching parents how best to support their children every step of the way. Each child comes with their own array of skills and I love finding their strengths and creating activities to grow those abilities. As a Polish Canadian, I can provide services in English and Polish. Outside of work, I enjoy board games, exploring nearby towns and a myriad of arts and crafts.

Bariah Khan, BSc, RBT

I am a Registered Behaviour Technician and a Mom of an autistic teen. I am also a wanderer, writer, thinker and lover of poetry. My favorite thing to do is to spend time in the woods with my children. The best part about working with a newly diagnosed young child with autism is knowing that you are playing an essential role in the most formative years of their life. I believe empowering families through training and education will set the foundation for the best possible outcomes in parent child interaction, school and community for a young person with a diagnosis of ASD. I speak English, Urdu and Hindi.

Jagpreet Singh, BA, RBT

Hello! My name is Jagpreet, and I am a Registered Behaviour Technician. In addition to working as a Project ImPACT therapist, I deliver ABA therapy to young children with ASD. It is so rewarding to work with recently diagnosed children, knowing that I am helping them build a strong foundation for the future. I also love helping parents implement a few changes in their daily routines to help foster their child’s growth. Together, we’ll discoveryour child’s unique abilities and personality. I speak English and Punjabi, and I look forward to working with you.

Maria Bernadette (“Beejay”) Street, MPsy, RP

Soon after moving to Canada and completing an Autism & Behaviour Sciences post-graduate certificate in 2007, I worked as an ABA therapist and IBI supervisor, integrating natural-environment teaching (NET) and play-based approaches to teaching children with Autism. I then completed a Masters degree in Psychology and joined Eastwood Psychologists in 2013, where I provide learning interventions and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan (including their caregivers). I’ve always believed that collaborating with families ensures the best outcomes for children. I speak English and Tagalog and have extensive experience working with multicultural families, including First Nations/Inuit/Métis families. I am available to work with families virtually. I look forward to working with you as you make your home environment a place for learning and growth.

Rebecca Victoratto, MPEd, BCBA

My name is Rebecca, I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a passion for working with children with Autism and their families. ABA therapy is only a few hours a session – parents spend the rest of the day with their children, which makes them their child’s primary therapists! I love including parents in their child’s therapy; they make a world of a difference for their children when they’re taught how to be involved. As a Project ImPACT therapist, my goal is to help caregivers deepen social-emotional bonds with their children to facilitate communication. Since 2020, I have become very comfortable and creative with delivering therapy online, and I look forward to working with you. Aside from teaching, you’ll find me playing soccer or spending time with my young children. I speak English and Portuguese.

Research and Clinical Consultant

Dr. Maurice Feldman, C. Psych., BCBA-D

Dr. Maurice Feldman is a Professor in the Department of Applied Disability Studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is an Adjunct Professor at Qingdao University, China. He is a registered psychologist in Ontario and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral). His research and clinical expertise cover the lifespan and includes foci on autism, developmental disabilities, early detection and intervention, child welfare, parenting, and human rights. He has over 120 peer-review publications and 300 invited addresses, workshops, and conference presentations. His current research focuses on early identification and intervention of infants and young children at risk for autism. Dr. Feldman has received numerous awards for his substantial contributions to science, practice, and humanitarian service.

Office Manager

Liliana Naghiu

I will be your first point of contact when you call the clinic, and my role is to make sure that you receive the information you need about Project ImPACT.