The Children’s Autism Foundation has staked its reputation within the sector in recruiting and developing a team of trained, motivated and dedicated professionals:
Gera Verheul, Family Consultant Lead
Gera has a Grad. Dip. Arts majoring in Psychology and a BA Honors. She has a certificate in Applied Behaviour Therapy for teaching and intervention and has been a foster caregiver for more than 40 children. Gera has also worked as a Teacher Aide with children who have autism.
Arletta van den Bosch, Family Consultant
Arletta has a 15-year background in social work and has worked with Video Home Training, Families First, Family Constellations and in foster care. Arletta has a Masters Degree in Child Therapy and is qualified to do Stepping Stones Triple P training. She is also is a private practitioner.
Megan King, Family Consultant
Megan has a Bachelor in Speech & Language Therapy and after graduation worked for the Ministry of Education in South Auckland. She is trained in Routines Based Early Intervention, has her Communication Assistive Technology accreditation and is a trained Makaton tutor. She is trained in the Hanen programmes – It Takes Two to Talk & ABC and Beyond. Most recently Megan have been delivering professional development to preschool teachers in Oral Language & Literacy Development.
Jo Sutton, General Manager
Jo brings a wealth of experience from the commercial sector and leads Operations, Finance and Administration at Children’s Autism Foundation. She has a child with ASD and is passionate about supporting other families with autistic children.
Lynn Morrison, Accounts & Programme Support
Lynn is a Provisional Accounting Technician and Xero Advisor Certified so keeps Children’s Autism Foundation ticking! Lynn officially joined Children’s Autism in 2007 after working as a CAF volunteer for many years.
Christine Zubiri, Admin & IT Coordinator
Christine provides essential support to the CAF team and is the go-to person for all our IT needs. Christine has worked as a Teacher Aide at a Special Needs School and was a CAF volunteer before being asked to join our staff. She has a child with ASD.