For Professionals

  • you want to know that you’re doing your absolute best for your clients with autism
  • your current tools and information aren’t effective enough - you’re seeking better answers
  • you see the need for thoughtful and comprehensive responses; you’re ready to take action

What best describes you?

Before you continue reading, click on one of the six options below that best describes your situation.

What best describes you? Select from the options above.

Primary Health Care Providers

Your work is an active expression of what you care about.

You’re likely here because more and more of your clients are avoiding eye contact, not engaging, stressing way too much, disrupting things for others -- and you’re wanting to do the best you can to help.

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to create a clinic environment in which autistics will function and heal optimally. Or not.

Autistics outside their routines -- when you get to see us -- are often so far into fight-flight-freeze responses that everything is reacted to as a threat. Taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing this state…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. nail the top three most-effective interventions in your clinic, and in how your support autistic clients (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

I participated in this course for a couple of reasons: a) to learn more about your journey as an adult who made it through the earlier years, and who is absolutely aware of what the challenges were, b) to hear from the mothers who have children diagnosed.

All information provided was factual, concise and easy to understand. Because of the format of the Q & A sessions, practitioners were allowed to steer the conversations to areas that were relevant to them...which was an awesome opportunity. Uniquely done and very very brave of you because you never really knew what one might bring up. I am so utterly impressed with your professional, authentic, sincere, humble, profound wisdom sharing.

Joan Thorn, Awesomism Ambassador

Therapists and Complementary Care

Your therapeutic work is a unique reflection of what you most care about, what you most highly value. And you know that it helps at least some people with autism...

You’re likely here because more and more of your clients are avoiding eye contact, not engaging, stressing way too much, disrupting things for others. You’re wanting to do the best you can to help every client who comes in your door.

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to create a clinic environment in which autistics will function and heal optimally. Or not.

Taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing the challenges your autistic clients are experiencing, and expressing…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. help your clients nail the top three most-effective interventions, to reduce both their current and future autism challenges (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

For all people who are wanting authentic, life-experience based information and strategies for children with autism, please read this. Since Jackie is an adult with autism herself, she brings knowledge from her life as well as from her vast knowledge of scientific research. She honors the individuality that comes with each unique autistic, since there truly is a spectrum of people who carry an autism diagnosis. Jackie’s work goes a LONG WAY toward helping the world to see Autism from a knowledge- based and more compassionate perspective. I would even dare to say that Jackie’s work is headed toward having comparable impact on the field of autism to the impact that Temple Grandin’s efforts have had.

Kim Nadeau, Speech Language Pathologist

Social Services and Counsellors

How you do your work is a unique reflection of what you most care about, what you most highly value.

You’re likely here because, whether or not they have an autism spectrum diagnosis, more and more of your clients are avoiding eye contact, not engaging, stressing way too much, disrupting things for others -- and you’re wanting to do the best you can to help.

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to help create clinic, institutional, and home environments in which autistics will function optimally. Or not.

But taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing the challenges your clients are expressing…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. help your clients nail the top three most-effective interventions, and reduce both their current and future autism challenges (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

Jackie offers resources from other professionals (medical and complementary) as well as providing the tools that have helped her adult autistic clients and her own personal challenges with autism. Jackie’s role is that of an educator, ensuring that the primary care givers for children with ASD have access to the broadest range of tools to meet the challenges of ASD in a loving holistic manner that respects the dignity of all. She does not suggest anything single-minded, nor does she insist on being right. Drawing on her own vast educational and complementary health experience, within the framework of a complex ecosystem, Jackie maps out a path in which one can empower others to Thrive with Autism.

Laura Lee Roberts, B.A. Social Development Studies

Built Environment Professionals

How you do your work is a unique reflection of what you most care about, what you most highly value.

You’re likely here because, increasingly, you’re involved in designing, building, or renovating spaces in which autistics will soon arrive. You’re wanting to do your best to help.

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to help create indoor environments in which autistics will function optimally. Or not.

But taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing the underlying health challenges that autism behaviours are expressing…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. nail the top three most-effective interventions, and reduce both current and future autism challenges (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

"Thank you for your participation in our study about the hospital experiences of youth with ASD, their parents, and health care providers. We very much appreciated your insightful ideas and strategies regarding ways to improve these experiences for individuals with ASD.

All the best, Jackie!

Priscilla Burnham Riosa, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children

Employers and Human Resource

How you do your work is a unique reflection of what you most care about, what you most highly value.

You’re likely here because, whether or not they have an autism spectrum diagnosis, more and more of your staff are avoiding eye contact, not engaging, stressing way too much, disrupting things for others -- and you’re ready to do what you can to see their best selves, and their best work!

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to help create work environments in which autistics will function optimally. Or not.

But taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing the challenges your clients are expressing…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. nail the top three most-effective interventions in your workplace, and reduce both current and future autism challenges (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

Thanks again for your time today. Your style of presenting has a real upbeat tone, and your passion and knowledge come through very clearly. I enjoyed the opportunity to attend, and I've had positive feedback from my colleagues as well. I'd be happy to share our experience with anyone who is thinking of engaging your services.

Cindy Fortuna, AGFA Human Resources Manager, re. April 24 2013 talk about autism in the workplace

Emergency Response Personnel

Your work is an active expression of what you care about.

You’re likely here because more and more of your emergency clients are avoiding eye contact, not engaging, stressing way too much, disrupting things for others -- and you’re wanting to do the best you can to help.

Your efforts are pivotal...

You have the ability to help create work environments in which autistics will function optimally. Or not.

Autistics outside their routines -- when you get to see us -- are almost always so far into fight-flight-freeze responses that everything is reacted to as a threat. Taking effective action is going to require your deeper understanding of what is causing this state…

What you need is to:

  1. grasp the SMART Steps to Thrive With Autism
  2. match the symptoms and their underlying health issues (page coming soon)
  3. nail the top, most-effective intervention, in every moment, in a way that will make your days better, too! (page coming soon)

I promise, this isn’t rocket science.

You’ve likely been looking at autism from the outside in, instead of understanding it -- and the relevant science -- from the inside out. I can help.

If you want a little boost with those three steps:

If you're asking where you can get the most trustworthy, succinct, researched information to support people on the Autistic spectrum Jackie McMillan is your 'go to' person. She is heart centered, playful, passionate and purposed in her intention to be of service to this community.

Parents, caregivers, teachers, physicians, all therapists are well-served and informed from any amount of exposure to Jackie. From lectures and on-line programs to private coaching, I have confidence in sharing her pristine work with clients.

You are a true 'change agent' in a world that needs change!

Thank you, Jackie

Anya Sophia Mann

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Each autistic’s unique symptoms tell you what they need to thrive.

Autism symptoms tell you which environments & actions

  • make our challenges worse
  • allow our gifts to emerge
  • optimize our autism, and enable us to thrive!

You’ve heard that when you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. You’ve heard that you can’t generalize about us autistics -- every single one of us has:

  • different personalities, gifts and challenges
  • different interventions that help, or don’t
  • different levels of functioning (Don’t get fooled by this)

There’s no such thing as high or low functioning.

Instead, there are environments which enable autistics, and ones which disable us, by aggravating what’s at the root of our challenging behaviours. We need your help.

Help us create the non-toxic, peaceful surroundings which allow us to trust, function, learn, engage, and heal.

While our symptoms -- and the extra interventions we might need -- are different, the environments which optimize our turnaround, our recovery of health and function, our capacity to thrive…

Those environments follow the exact same patterns, all around the world, for every single one of us.

You have the potential to dramatically improve the entire future of the autistics you support.

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    Fantastic!! Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. This is, I believe, a pivotal piece for our family. Very enthusiastic, well researched and easy to listen to. I appreciate your knowledge and your positive, warm presentation style. Difficult concepts explained well. Nice that you remind us to just do “doable” baby steps. I love how you present. Love your passion re. teaching. Love your enthusiasm. It’s so contagious & uplifting! Clear. Practical. Informative. Thank you.
    Lee Horton-Carter
    couple and family therapist, Waterloo ON

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