Meet The Team

Amy Cocking

Managing Director
Amy@AchieveSD.ca

Amy is founder and owner of Achieve Support and Development, and handles the business side of the operation. Amy oversees marketing and financing for the agency, and offers case management to the families who receive Achieve services.

Amy brings over 25 years of experience supporting children with special needs. Additionally, she was an information intake coordinator for a local Behaviour Support Agency for several years. As the mother of an adult child diagnosed with autism, Amy is an excellent resource for families new to autism services and available supports. It was her own journey, searching for the appropriate services to help her child, that Amy became increasingly interested and passionate about creating a service agency that provides individualized, quality intervention programs.

Virginia “Ginny” Martin

Masters of Speech-Language Pathology Speech and Language Pathologist
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Our Speech and Language Pathologist, Ginny Martin, has over 30 years experience working with children, families and support personnel. Ginny has worked in private practice for the last 16 years, with a special focus on working with children who have autism spectrum disorder. She implements best practices to address the communication and social challenges that these children experience, using a combination of naturalistic instruction and structured teaching, and involving families and support personnel to make intervention meaningful and effective.

Ginny is a member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C., Speech-Language And Audiology Canada (SAC) and the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA). She has completed a Masters of Speech-Language Pathology. Ginny is listed on the Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) list through Autism Information Services British Columbia (AIS BC).

Nicole Dunning Chadwick

Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies | Behaviour Consultant
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Nicole has 16 years of experience supporting families, children and adults with autism and other special needs. She also has background of working collaboratively with school and community based teams. Nicole has particular expertise in transition planning for young adults with autism and facilitating successful placements in paid employment.  She is skilled in the area of Positive Behaviour Support and has designed and implemented numerous person-centred behavior support plans in home, community and school settings.  Her job titles have included:

  • Behaviour Consultant (2005-2010, CBI Consultants)
  • Customized Employment Program Coordinator (2007-2010, CBI Consultants)
  • Infant Development Consultant (2004-2005, Langley Child Development Centre)
  • Senior Behavioural Interventionist (1998-2005, various families)
  • Residential Care Worker for young adults (2000-2005,Wingate Group Home)
  • Child Care Giver (1998-2000 Happy Farm Daycare)

In 2002, Nicole completed her diploma in Classroom and Community Support from Douglas College. She then pursued her Bachelors Degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies  from the University of Calgary in 2004.  From there she took additional course work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Rehabilitation Research and Training on Workplace Supports for Adults with Special Needs in 2007. Nicole is currently overseeing clients in the Age-Six & Over Autism Program at Achieve Support and Development.

Nicole resides in Maple Ridge with her husband and daughters. She enjoys scrapbooking, baking, wood working and most of all spending quality time with her family and friends.

Paul Sallmen

BA in Science and Education
Teacher / Tutor

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Paul has over 20 years teaching experience, including 14 years as a tutor. Paul has much experience tutoring a variety of subjects incuding math, science, English and French to students of different ages and learning styles. He has worked at Achieve Support & Development since 2017. Paul enjoys travelling and spending time with his wife, Aki, and son, Skyler.

Julie Webb

Junior Behaviour Consultant
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Julie and her husband have 3 children and live in Maple Ridge. Julie successfully completed the Special Education Teaching assistant Program with Autism. Julie’s experience includes implementing support strategies within a 1:1 and group setting and preparing/creating supports for clients under the supervision of a behaviour consultant and speech therapist.

As Achieve’s Junior Behaviour Consultant, Julie works under the supervison of Nicole Chadwick (Achieve Behaviour Consultant) and Ginny Martin (Achieve SLP) to provide direct sessions as well as parent trainning to Achieve clients.

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