Sarah Southey, MSW, RSW
My journey into understanding and helping neurodiverse people began in the Middle East many years ago. Inspired by a brilliant five year old boy who struggled with loud noises in the classroom and was reading at a grade 3 level, I returned to Canada and pursued studies and work to learn as much about ASD as I could.
Since that time, I completed a Master’s of Social work at The University of Toronto in 2009, worked, consulted and volunteered for Autism Ontario for many years, and also spent some time as a Social Worker supporting families with new diagnoses at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
I have spent majority of my career working as an associate at The Redpath Centre. In my practice, I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults organize an education/career path, process new diagnoses, self advocate, manage anxiety and build social skills.
Each person I meet comes through my doors with many unique challenges and also the most beautiful talents. Unearthing the many wonderful abilities is the best part of my job.
Sarah is not currently accepting new clients.
Credentials, Certifications and Memberships
Master of Social Work
University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Labour Studies and Sociology
Brock University, St. Catharines
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate
Hinks Delcrest, Toronto
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS)
UCLA, Los Angelos
Strategies for Resolving Post-Traumatic Stress
Crisis Training Resource Institute, Canada
Sibshop Facilitator Training
Strong Interest Inventory
Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Ontario Social Worker and Social Service Worker
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Sarah LeMay, BA (Hons)
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Thanatology and Disability Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Sarah has experience providing tutoring, facilitating camp experiences and providing respite to neurodiverse children and youth.
Sarah’s focus is on creating a welcoming and safe environment for all individuals. She helps individuals increase their confidence with life skills, social and career situations. Sarah works to provide an inclusive, empathetic approach that is flexible to fit every individuals’ unique needs and learning styles.
Sarah loves to integrate outdoor education into her work. She is interested in continuing research on the way nature and the outdoors have a positive effect on the neuro-diverse and people who are grieving and bereaved. Sarah feels very strongly about providing grief support to children and the neuro-diverse, two populations whose grief is often overlooked.
Hourly fees: $35, potentially covered by SSAH or Passport funding