Jennifer Lasenby-Lessard received her B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Guelph, her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Toronto and her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Guelph. Jennifer has worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Learning Disabilities Research Program and has experience conducting educational research with the research department at the Toronto School Board. She gained practicum experience at the Waterloo Region District School Board and has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant for the Halton District School Board. Jennifer has extensive experience conducting psychological assessments for a wide range of difficulties, with particular experience in learning and behaviour difficulties and assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jennifer enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and also supports parents of children with behaviour difficulties and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jennifer volunteers for the Waterloo Region Family Network as a parent mentor and is a member of their Autism Spectrum Disorder Collaborative Committee. She also sits on the Quality Improvement Committee and the Parent Advisory Committee at KidsAbility in Waterloo. Jennifer also teaches an undergraduate course in Educational Psychology at the University of Guelph and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys, reading and volunteering in the community.