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Julide Saltuklaroglu, B.A. Hons. (Psychology) (Site Director)

As the Site Director of the Calgary and Toronto offices, Julide has been supervising, directing and implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs for children and adolescents diagnosed with ASD since 1993. Her comprehensive background includes working as a Research Assistant in the field, providing program supervision and consultation for families and schools throughout Western Canada, an extensive role as the on-site Behaviour Consultant for an ABA model classroom for adolescents with ASD in Maui, Hawaii, and presently as the Site Director for Autism Partnership, Calgary. Julide is also the President and Behaviour Consultant for Behaviour Therapy and Learning Centre, a Calgary-based PUF preschool education program for children with special needs.



Sanford Slater, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist/International Consultant - Sandy Slater has worked with children and adults who have been diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1981. As an under-graduate student at UCLA, he began working with Ron Leaf, John McEachin and O. Ivar Lovaas on the Young Autism Project. For more than two years, he served as a Senior Therapist, Therapist, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant on the Young Autism Project. After completing his B. A. in Psychology, Dr. Slater worked with Dr. Leaf at Straight Talk Developmental Services, a comprehensive behavioral treatment program for adults with developmental disabilities. He earned his Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph. D. in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida. After earning his doctorate in Clinical Psychology, he worked as the Clinical Director of Straight Talk, Inc. until 1996. Dr. Slater has worked with Dr. Leaf and Dr. McEachin at Behavior Therapy and Learning Center and Autism Partnership since 1990. He has consulted with families and school districts throughout the United States, Canada and England and he supervises treatment cases in the greater Los Angeles area.