RDI & Optimizing Learning Environments

How RDI helps parents and professionals to evaluate optimal learning environments and set up environments for success at home, in the community and at school.

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Lisa Palasti

Learn about how we use RDI® to change lives and empower special needs children!

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Have you got a professional background?

The RDIconnect® Training Program is a unique educational program available for adults with credentials in a broad range of professional backgrounds and specialty areas. At the end of the program, students will gain certification that allows them to work with families using the Relationship Development Intervention Program.

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We train in general consulting principles including: ethics and managing the Certification Process, productive client communication, developing responsibility contracts, sensitive clinical interviewing, avoiding the 'instant expert' trap, and maintaining a 'win-win' position where both consultant and the family are cared for.


Katie began the program as a non-communicative 3.5 year old and is now a happy, healthy young adult! Simply click on the image to download this case study and learn more about Katie’s experience with RDI®.

Why clients are loving us

Probably more accurately, after doing RDI for a few years, we felt we seemed to just “get it”, more importantly “get” Liam and incorporate all that we learned just naturally into our everyday lives. I suppose that’s the beauty of RDI.
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F.I. and E.R.
Elora, Ontario
We truly feel that under the guidance of our consultant, Lisa Palasti, we have created for Jack and our family a true quality of life. Update: Jack is doing very well! It’s amazing to see how able he is to self-regulate in comparison to where he was when we started RDI.
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Andrea and Marc
Toronto, Ontario
She had a deep knowing of how to adjust herself to help him feel at ease, to allow him to feel the joy of connecting and interacting which ultimately led to an explosion of learning in all facets of life.
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Lisa was also tremendously helpful in helping us teach Felix’s teachers not only how to help him but how to enjoy having him in their class.
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Sue and Andre
Ottawa, Ontario
I just had to email you and share …this morning my jaw dropped and my heart flipped when saying goodbye to my daughter, she stopped eating her breakfast, looked up at me – I mean truly looked at me – and said “I love you too!” This was a first and I attributed it all to the communication changes and recommendations you have given us. Thank you Lisa!
Kitchener, Ontario
Thanks for all you have done for our family! We are very grateful to have chosen RDI and to have worked with you.
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Jane M.
Guelph, Ontario

Frequently asked questions

What's included in the FREE Webinar?

Lisa Palasti will guide us through the necessary components of an optimized learning environment, diving into the RDI approach and how it allows children with autism to adapt to an ever changing world.

How much does it cost?

This webinar is free of charge and for educational purposes.

Is the training in person or online?

This webinar is virtual, a meeting link will be sent out as soon as you submit your email information and leading up to the event. You will receive 2 or 3 reminders leading up to the event.

How often do you run free webinars?

We offer RDI-based free webinars once a month with changing topics. If you are interested in becoming a professional RDI consultant, we suggest attending one of our free webinars to learn curriculum and processes behind the RDI model.


"All About Me" Free Guide

Write a portrait of your child that can be referred to as an “All About Me” document that helps your child transition back to school. To personalize this document, it can be created as though your child is writing it themselves in the first person. You can find the instructions for this fillable form here and download below.