About Us

Qualified Specialists in Autism Assessment

Dr. Kelly Price, R.Psych.

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I obtained my B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of Victoria's Accredited Department of Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology. I completed my residency at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary in Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of BC (#1795). I am:

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria Department of Psychology

Clinical Instructor, University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry

Affiliate Clinical Instructor, University of Victoria Department of Medical Sciences

I was the Senior Psychologist with Island Health where I was also the Senior Clinician in the VICAN/BCAAN system, and continue as a Qualified Specialist in that system.

I am on numerous committees representing psychology to other ministries and health care organizations.

I have published research on autism and neuropsychology, and peer review articles on behalf of the editors of over a dozen scientific journals in child psychology and psychiatry.

I have taught at Camosun and at the doctoral level at the University of Victoria. I have trained dozens of medical students as well as residents in psychiatry and pediatrics.I was a school psychologist in the Greater Victoria district.

Finally, I am also the parent of three children, and understand the perspective of parents and families trying their best.


Dr. Mary Anne Leason, R.Psych.

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I received my BSc (Hons.) from the University of Alberta, then attended the University of Victoria, where I obtained my MA and PhD degrees from the Department of Psychology’s Clinical Psychology program, with an emphasis on Clinical Neuropsychology.  I am registered with the College of Psychologists of BC (#1174), and continue to upgrade my skills through ongoing training and consultation with other professionals.   

I have devoted my 25-year career in clinical psychology to public service, providing care to children under the age of six.   I worked initially as an Early Childhood Intervention psychologist with Child and Youth Mental Health services, a branch of the Ministry for Children and Family Development.   For the past sixteen years I worked as a psychologist at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in the Early Intervention Program, providing assessment and treatment for small children facing a variety of neurodevelopmental challenges.

In 2003, I was accredited as a Qualified Specialist in autism assessment by the BC Autism Assessment Network.   I continue to provide assessments for this public health organization through the Vancouver Island Children’s Assessment Network, serving primarily children under the age of six.

I am a mother of two, a grandmother of three, and a guardian of a border collie and Quarter horse.