Gianna Colizza

Special Needs Education and Behaviour Consultant

Gianna Colizza holds an ECE diploma, a Bachelor of Child Studies, and a Bachelor of Education.  Gianna has worked with children on the spectrum for over 20 years, including ten years in the UK where she has been regarded as a specialist leader in Special Needs Education and Autism.  She has worked extensively with children and their families, sat on many government panels, been a parent advocate, was chosen by the British Council to travel Europe learning about best practices in special education and led the establishment and operation of a private special education school in London.  She has also worked closely on projects with the renowned Simon Baron Cohen and has been interviewed by and mentioned in the Economist and SEN magazines.  Gianna is also trained in ESDM, ABA, TEACCH, Attention Autism, PACT and more.

Her interest have to work in the areas of challenging behaviour, anxiety and education.

At Emerging Minds she will be offering anxiety counselling, behaviour support and educational support.  She comes with a lot of experience and passion for supporting children in need of her services.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and boxing!

If you are interested in sessions with Gianna, please contact her administrative assistant, Jennifer Mackintosh, at 613-883-3716 or