Autism Support

Meet Our ASD Coodinators

Joan Lehman

Hi, my name is Joan Lehman. I have worked in Special Education with the RCDSB for many years. I am one of the ABA coordinators and am responsible for Pembroke, Petawawa, and Deep River family of schools.

As an ABA coordinator I work in collaboration with the Inclusion Support Assistants and school teams to provide support for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Khala Wright

My name is Khala Wright and I am one of the ASD Coordinators at the RCDSB! I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and I have been supporting individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder over the past five-years in a variety of settings. I will be collaborating with the Inclusion Support Assistants (ISAs) and other school staff to best support the needs of our students and to identify individualized strategies so that they can thrive! I am looking forward to travelling to different schools and building connections across Renfrew County!

Meet Our Inclusion Support Assistants

Carrie MacMillan

I have been working for the board for 32 years (not sure how that many years have gone by!)

My role is an Inclusion Support Assistant. I help support students on the Autism Spectrum and their teams for the Renfrew Family of schools.

It is important to make a difference in the life of a child, I can honestly say, the students I have worked with have made a difference in mine. I am a better person because of each of them that have crossed my path.

Dawn Lorbetskie

Hi, my name is Dawn Lorbetskie and I am an Inclusion Support Assistant (ISA). I became a member of the RCDSB family in 1998 as an Educational Assistant, and have had the opportunity to work with many children and staff along the way that have had a huge impact on my career.

As an ISA, I support Cobden PS, Opeongo High School, Eganville PS and Herman Street PS, that have children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), collaborating with school teams in order to find strategies that best support the students in the classroom. I look forward to working with you and being a part of the amazing teams at RCDSB.

Tara Roach

Hi my name is Tara Roach and I am the Inclusion Support Assistant (ISA) for Arnprior District High School, AJ Charbonneau PS, Walter Zadow PS, and McNab PS. I began my journey with the RCDSB in September 2007 as an Educational Assistant, and provided support in both Elementary and Secondary schools in that role.

As an ISA, I can work with your school team to collaborate and find strategies that work to support students with an ASD. Please continue to reach out, I look forward to working with you.


Kim Stacey

My name is Kim Stacey. I have been working as an Educational Assistant with the Renfrew County District School Board since 1998. In my time with the Board I have worked at Laurentian Public School, Herman St., Beachburg Public School, Highview and Champlain Discovery. Last year I had the opportunity to take on the Behaviour Itinerant Role and I enjoyed the opportunity I had to travel to several schools throughout Renfrew County and assist Classroom teams with students with Behavioural concerns. This year I am excited to join the Inclusion Support Team and travel to the schools to support Classroom teams with children with Autism!


Wendy Sullivan

My name is Wendy Sullivan and I am an Inclusion Support Assistant. I became a member of RCDSB in 1995 working in Special Education supporting students in both elementary and secondary panel.

As an Inclusion Support Assistant I support Fellowes High School, Highview Public School and Beachburg Public School. I look forward to working with your school team to collaborate and find strategies that work to support students with Autism.


Laura Nelson

Hi, my name is Laura Nelson. I joined RCDSB in 2008 as an Educational Assistant in the Deep River and Petawawa family of schools. Currently, I am an Inclusion Support Assistant for Deep River, Rockwood, and Pine View. As an ISA please reach out to me to collaborate and find strategies that work to support students with ASD.

Sherry Priebe

Hi, I am new to role of Inclusion Support Assistant, after being in the role of Educational Assistant for the past 17 years.

I have always loved working with students on the Autism Spectrum, and am thrilled to be supporting our students in this new capacity.