Hello! I’m Anna Wattam

R.E.C.E., B.A. Psych, B.A. Eng

I’ve studied child development, child psychology, and early childhood education and combined it with over a decade of experience working with children of a various ages, backgrounds, diagnosis (or lack thereof) both individually and in groups. 

My Approach & Values

Here at Creative Autism Therapies we believe in letting kids be kids, no matter their label. Our curricula are designed to be maximally engaging as well as effective. Our expert staff will assist your child in
building diverse skills such as effective communication, self-regulation, social interaction, and self-care. We focus on evidence-based interventions that are continuously re-evaluated for efficacy and industry standards, and customize each interaction to the skills and interests of the individual.

We believe that children are more than a diagnosis. Our services build holistic development, partnering with family and community to create well-rounded, happy, healthy, independent individuals. Give us a call or email us at creativeautismtherapies@gmail.com in order to find out how we can help you change your life.

My Experience

  • Worked one on one with children with ASD, FASD, Prader-Willis, SPD, and others
  • Practiced with child group dynamics
  • Experience in social/recreational and educational settings

My Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from the University of British Columbia
  • Honours Early Childhood Education diploma from Humber College
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators in Ontario

Services we offer:

Respite Care

Respite Care allows family members to take needed time to care for themselves, including time for recreation and relaxation. Respite Care involves a staff member providing individual child care to a child with a diagnosed developmental, neurological, or physical disability either in the family home or in the community. Depending on circumstance, your family may be eligible to receive government financial assistance for this service. You can find out more about this program here.

Education Support

It can be hard for any child to keep up in the classroom, but for those with additional learning challenges a standard tutor is often not enough. Book sessions with our staff to ensure that you are receiving a tutor that knows how to teach to children struggling with learning behaviours and learning or intellectual disabilities and see the difference!

Social Skills Development

Each social skills development course consists of ten hours of training focusing on teamwork, reading social cues, effective communication, and comfort in social situations. Our drama-centered curriculum is engaging to children of all ages. Small class sizes ensure that children receive personal attention, while group lessons allow for peer interaction and provides the opportunity to make new friends.

It’s really cool that everybody’s a little bit different but the same too

Julia, Sesame Street

The skills that people with autism bring to the table should be nurtured for their benefit and society’s.

Dr. Temple Grandin

Behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change

Lana David

For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Among those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them.

Bill Wong

"No, autism is not a ‘gift’. For most, it is an endless fight against schools, workplaces and bullies. But, under the right circumstances, given the right adjustments, it CAN be a superpower."

Greta Thunberg

The way we look at our children and their limitations is precisely the way they will feel about themselves. We set the examples, and they learn by taking our cue from us.

Amalia Starr

If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.

Dr. Stephen Shore

Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(250) 808-6094

Oakville, Ontario