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RDI Consulting

The RDI Model for treating autism is facilitated by certified consultants located in 25 countries around the world

On-Demand Parent Training

Online parent training classes for parents interested in whether the RDI® program is a right fit for your family.
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Lisa serves as a mentor and coach to help parents maintain focus and give guidance for next steps.
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Professional Group Training

Classes prepare professionals to work with special needs children and their parents, for remediation of Autism’s core deficits.
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Lisa Palasti

Expert RDI Consultant

Lisa Palasti has over 20 years of experience working with children with special needs. Prior to becoming the first certified RDI® Program Consultant in Canada in 2005, Lisa worked in the school system supporting children with special needs. Lisa knows firsthand what it feels like to be a parent of special needs children and the positive impact Relationship Development Intervention® has had on her family.  Lisa began using Relationship Development Intervention® with her family in 2003, today her boys are both independent young men and thriving members of their community.  She finds it tremendously rewarding work to empower and educate parents to guide their children in developing real world competency and dynamic intelligence.  RDI® changes lives and builds minds – parents can make all the difference!

How I Can Help You

It's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your parenting goals.
What our clients say


Lisa is a gem. I spoke with three different consultants when we were investigating RDI, and while the other two are great as well, I can honestly say that I believe Lisa is the BEST in Canada.
A. D.
York Region

Fall Training

Virtual Group Training

Classes are now forming and space is extremely limited. Classes will prepare professionals to work with special needs children and their parents, of any age groups, focusing on the remediation of Autism’s core deficits. A combination of lectures, small group discussions, actual parent training sessions, video reviews and case studies will equip trainees to empower parents through meaningful engagements.

Next Session: May 3, 2023 – July 26th, 2023

  • Family-based, behavioral treatment which addresses the core symptoms of autism
  • Focuses on building social and emotional skills
  • Parents are trained as the primary therapist in most RDI programs

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