Founded in 2004, Missing Links has quickly become a respected institute for both behavioural intervention and formal education, serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. By utilizing the evidence based practices of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), Missing Links creates a hybrid environment driven by data supported decisions and programming. Missing Links is the first of its class, successfully establishing an environment that bridges the gap between classical clinical approaches to autism and the standardized provincial curriculum. This multidisciplinary approach brings teachers, ABA professionals, and behavioural specialists together to facilitate pre-academic, academic, social, personal, and behavioural development of our students.
Serving a wide range of students, Missing Links confidently modifies and accommodates curriculum, learning environments, teaching strategies, and augmentative communication devices. We encourage development across domains of both academic curriculum and clinical assessment guidelines (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, CDMGs).
Our service model and philosophy stress the importance of individualized programming that meets the needs and celebrates the strength of each student we serve. In offering a comprehensive program that targets maladaptive behaviour, communication delays, social deficits, and provincial based education, we are able to create an environment that truly facilitates well rounded development. The phenomenal growth and development we see in our students has been celebrated by parents, families, speech and language specialists, ABA professionals, clinical psychologists and doctors alike.
Am Badwall is the Owner and Executive Director of Missing Links, a private ABA based therapy centre and Private School in Burlington, Ontario that serves children with Autism and their families.
Through her continued commitment to professional development Am has achieved her M.A in Education and Ph.D in Education and Autism. Am brings over 20 years of experience in directly supporting and servicing families, creating and developing curriculum and therapy programs, and facilitating workshops and training around the province. Her commitment to collaborative frameworks and multidisciplinary approaches can been seen through her contributions to the Autism Society, the Ministry of Education as a member of the Best Practices Committee, and her continued professional development across multiple domains and areas of practice. This commitment to holistic development, passion for family involvement, and the desire to understand and facilitate personal student growth has propelled Am Badwall to be a pillar and mentor in the Autism and Applied Behavioural Analysis fields.