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About Us

Clinical and Management Team

Xiaoxiao Chen, M.S., BCBA, PhD Candidate

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Xiaoxiao is a highly experienced professional with a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and over 10 years of experience working with children and families with special needs. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the same field and has presented her work at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Xiaoxiao's expertise includes increasing language skills and tact discrimination teaching strategies. She has worked with provincially funded programs, provided clinical oversight of ABA services, and is an advocate for the Autism community. As an experienced clinical supervisor, Xiaoxiao is listed on the OAP Provider List and is highly respected in the industry.

Click here to find her on OAP Provider List. 

Associate Founder, Clinical Director

Mengqi (Maggie) Li, M.S., BCBA

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Program Manager & Clinical Supervisor

Mengqi (Maggie) Li, M.S., BCBA, is a Clinical Supervisor and Program Manager at Nutcracker Therapy. With a Master of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Maggie has been working with individuals with Autism since 2014, supporting children and adults across the lifespan. Maggie presented her joint control research at ABAI in 2020 and continues to expand her expertise while helping young learners with ASD. She is a certified JASPER clinician and trainer for the Chinese ABA community. 

Click here to find her on the JASPER clinician list. 

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Fanmiao (Miya) Meng, M.A.

Service Manager

Miya has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology and is an experienced Service Manager. Her responsibilities include managing the scheduling department, conducting interviews and orientations for new hires, and organizing administrative processes. Additionally, she assists parents in accessing community resources and is committed to professional development. Currently, she is working towards her national certification in ABA.

Our Therapists

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Lini Huang, RBT

BA, Behavioural Science Postgraduate Degree

Senior Therapist & Service Coordinator

Lini Huang, an instructor therapist at Nutcracker Therapy, has a bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Behavior Science. She's a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with three years of experience working with autistic children and five years of counseling experience in China. Lini is adept at combining teaching with play and deeply understands children's behavior and emotions.
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Connie Kan

M.S., Applied Behaviour Analysis

Senior Therapist 

Connie, an instructor therapist of Nutcracker Therapy, is experienced with children aged 3 to 16. She has Honours BSc in Psychology, MPED in language teaching, and a master’s degree specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Passionate about helping children learn skills and fulfill their needs, Connie is dedicated to her work.
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Susan Xu

College Diploma in Behavioural Science

Instructor Therapist 

Susan, a Seneca College graduate with a Diploma in Behavioural Sciences, is an experienced Instructor Therapist at Nutcracker Therapy. Her role is to implement one-on-one Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles for children with ASD. Susan is passionate about updating her teaching strategies to enhance the lives of those diagnosed with ASD.
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Meilin Fu

M.A., Diploma in Behavioural Science

Instructor Therapist 

Meilin holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Human Resource Management from the UK. Her passion for assisting children with special needs led her to work in special education, including autism private school and behavior therapy center. She earned a 4.0 GPA in Behavior Science at Seneca College and is now pursuing a higher degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Meilin works as a behavior therapist at Nutcracker Therapy Toronto and finds motivation in witnessing her clients' success.
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Ralph Abella

BA Psychology and Early Childhood Diploma

Senior Therapist 

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Rasika Deogaonkar

BS,  Behavioural Science Postgraduate Degree

Senior Therapist

Rasika holds a BSc in Psychology, a post-grad diploma in Behavioural Sciences, and over 10 years of experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She works as a therapist for children with ASD and special needs, offering support in various settings, including schools and communities. Rasika is passionate about providing compassionate therapy and teaching essential skills for children's success.

Brishti Deka

BA, Applied Psychology

Instructor Therapist 

Brishti Deka graduated with B.A (Hons) Applied Psychology from Amity University. She worked as a child development trainer, conducting online sessions with children aged 3-13 on soft skills. Passionate about teaching children with autism, she's currently pursuing a postgraduate diploma in Autism & Behavioral Science and worked closely with adults and kids in a respite center.
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Enli Zhang

BA, College Diploma in Behavioural Science

Instructor Therapist 

Enli Zhang is a skilled ABA therapist with an educational background in Behavioural Sciences from Seneca College. She uses evidence-based techniques to help individuals with autism and other developmental disorders reach their full potential. Enli is committed to making a difference in her clients' lives and continuing her professional development. She enjoys reading, traveling and staying up-to-date with ABA therapy advancements.

Jiayi Cheng

College Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science

Instructor Therapist 

Jiayi is a therapist specializing in working with toddlers and school-age children. She has been working with children for five years and she is passionate about teaching social, language, play, and academic skills. Jiayi is known for her creativity and patience in helping children learn and grow. She used to be an Early Childhood Educator and joined Nutcracker Therapy in 2022.
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Ligene Pilar

BSc, Autism and Behavioural Science Diploma

Senior Therapist 

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