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Salina Eldon, Hon. B.A., Dip. C.S.

Salina Eldon

Salina is presently working as the Site Coordinator of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN). The ATN is a multi-site research and clinical program which has developed a North American wide research registry. The registry aims to collect information on children newly diagnosed with ASD, and follow these children for three years. The ATN also aims to improve care for children and youth with ASD by developing medical guidelines, treatment recommendations and toolkits for families and clinicians.

Salina completed her HBA in Early Childhood Education and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and her Graduate Diploma in Child Studies at the University of Toronto. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth and adults with ASD. She worked as a psychometrist for a number of years, and later took on a supervisory role in a day treatment program for children and youth with dual diagnoses. In this position she provided training and programming support to TDSB teachers, and other staff members. Just prior to working in research, Salina was promoted to Manager of Children’s Day Treatment Services, where she ran two programs (in Toronto and York Region). Outside of her work in research, Salina helped to establish a program that provides a creative music environment for adults with disabilities. She continues to assist in running this program and is a member of it’s board of directors.