Programs and Facilitation

Natalie Stephenson

Transition Facilitator
506-466-7410

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As Transition Facilitator, Natalie assists high school youth with an intellectual disability make successful transitions from high school to adult life, primarily focusing on employment. She works with students, the school, and parents to build a network of support to help ensure the successful transition of students from school to work and/or post-secondary education.

Melissa Larivee

Family Support Facilitator
506-658-5363

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As a Family Support Facilitator, Melissa assists families and individuals in navigating complex social systems by providing support and advocacy on an individualized basis. Additionally, Melissa organizes events for both the Families United Network (FUN) and the Seniors United Network (SUN), providing families with supportive environments to connect, have fun, and provide mutual support for […]

Kate Briggs

Transition Facilitator, Saint John
506-658-2204

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As Transition Facilitator, Kate assists high school youth with an intellectual disability to make successful transitions from high school to adult life, and from school to work transitions. She helps to bridge the gap and help to build a network of support for the students.

Olivier Heinz

Transition Facilitator
506-444-2929

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As Transition Facilitator, Olivier Heinz assists high school youth with an intellectual disability to make successful transitions from high school to adult life, and from school to work transitions.

Karen Peterson

Early Learning Inclusion Facilitator, Saint John
506-406-0272

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As an Early Learning Inclusion Facilitator, Karen provides on-site support and professional learning for staff in provincial inclusive early learning and childcare programs.

Yvon Michaud

Transition Facilitator
506-547-2448

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As Transition Facilitator, Yvon assists high school youth with an intellectual disability to make successful transitions from high school to adult life, and from school to work transitions. He helps to bridge the gap and help to build a network of support for the students.

Melissa Shea

Supported Living and Community Facilitator
506-406-0280

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As Supported Living and Community Facilitator, Melissa  assists adults with an intellectual disability to access inclusive opportunities within in their communities, as well as identify their life goals. She is responsible for facilitating development, planning and implementing community connections and supported living arrangements, as well as personal support networks, community outreach, and partnership development. Melissa believes by establishing […]

Sydney Allen

Social Inclusion Coordinator
506-453-6679

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As a Social Inclusion Coordinator, Sydney is responsible for the overall coordination of the Social Inclusion program in the Fredericton region.  She supports adults who have an intellectual disability to find suitable housing, access individualized supports, and implement supported living plans to ensure a successful home of one’s own. Through this role she also assists […]

Suzanne Walsh

Inclusive Education Coordinator
506-856-3322

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As an Inclusive Education Coordinator, Suzanne is responsible for supporting families; facilitating creating an inclusive school with schools across the province; research in the area of inclusive education; facilitating family retreats and conducting surveys with educators. Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree , with a double major in French and English, as well as […]

Marie Olson

Independent Facilitator, Fredericton
506-453-8688

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As Independent Facilitator with the NB Disability Support Program, Marie’s role includes working with adults with disabilities to explore life goals, identify areas for support, and to develop individualized support plans to help reach these goals.

Katie Stiles

Family Support Facilitator- Fredericton
506-453-4416

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As a Family Support Facilitator, Katie assists families and individuals in navigating complex social systems by providing support and advocacy on an individualized basis. Additionally she organizes events for both the Families United Network (FUN) and the Seniors United Network (SUN), providing families with supportive environments to connect, have fun, and provide mutual support for […]

Allan Rowe

Employment Specialist
506-790-4027

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As an Employment Specialist, Allan provides employment counselling and mentoring support to ADAPT agencies, prepares & mentors agencies in preparation of TESS proposals, assists in development of participant employment plans, assists in facilitation of employment for participants and will assist in project coordination. This project aims to build capacity within ADAPT agencies to implement an […]


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