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Are you interested in becoming an RDI certified consultant? We are proud to be the only official training centre in Canada where you can be trained to use the RDI model with families.

Classes will prepare you to work with special needs children and their parents and focused 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.

Course topics include:

  • Developing intrinsic motivation
  • Review of latest research
  • Customized assignments
  • Proactively addressing behaviours/obstacles
  • Training in Relationship Development Assessment
  • RDI® Program Goals
  • Autism pathogenesis
  • Dynamic intelligence
  • Consulting principles
  • Effective client communication
  • Our developmental & relationship approach
Come and join us, change lives and make a difference!

Download the Professional Packet here!

2022 RDI Professional Training

Part 1 – 12 week course

Spring Training Dates

May 3rd – July 26th, 2023
Break Week: June 28th, 2023
Each Wednesday 2:30pm – 5:00pm EST

Fall Training Dates

September 13th – December 13th, 2023
Break Weeks: Oct 25th & Nov 29th
Each Wednesday 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Winter Training Dates

February 21st – May 15th, 2024
Part One Training – 12 weeks
Each Wednesday 2:30pm – 5:00pm EST

Advanced Professional Training

Fall 2022 – Dates TBD

Supervision and mentoring of trainees work with 2 families will commence following completion of Part 1 training.

To book a time to chat with the Lisa Palasti, Director of Professional Training in Canada, email or
call (519) 575-5323.

What Is RDI?

About the Director

RDI® Certified Consultant Lisa Palasti

untitled-drawing-44Lisa 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 has held a variety of roles with RDIconnect® which includes supervision of professional consultants in training, co-producing webinars for professionals and parents, blogging and more. She is the founder and director of Mindful Guide Consulting and works with families across Canada from British Columbia to Prince Edward as well as the USA. Lisa is excited about the opportunity to bring the RDI® Program Training to Canada so that more professionals can be trained in this amazing program to better support families and improve the quality of lives of their loved one affected by Autism here in the Great White North.

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!

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