Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Help is on the way!

Welcome to a new and innovative approach to dealing with the challenges of ASD!

Cathy Dodge Smith’s latest book

At a time in history when awareness of autism is increasing in society, Dr. Cathy’s latest book, Out of Autism, emerges as a scholarly and useable resource for clinicians, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and individuals diagnosed with ASD.

Book is available at the links below.

Book Review: Out of Autism

“Dr. Cathy’s book does a remarkable and highly readable job of interweaving the personal accounts of various individuals with an exploration of the key concepts that underly the Davis program”. – Abigail Marshall

What is Autism?

The most well-known and evident manifestation of autism is failure to develop “normal” social relationships verbal ability challenges.

Medicine-Free Approach

Find out how the Davis Autism Approach®Program can help you or your loved one emerge from the fog of Autism or Asperger’s Disorder in a gentle manner.
Share the excitement of Dr. Cathy Dodge Smith and Desmond Smith as you explore this web site and learn about this wonderful approach to the treatment of ASD.

For information about new methods of helping those with non-verbal autism, visit

(Présentement nous offrons le programme de l’Approche de l’autisme Davis seulement en anglais.)

Trusted Professionals

Dedicated to helping individuals with challenges realize their potential and participate fully in life.

Beth Shier

Beth Shier

Beth Shier has always been in a helping profession. As a Davis Autism Approach Facilitator, she found her true passion. As Director of NOIT Research, she is able to assist an even larger population of individuals with autism and help them to participate more fully in life.
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Cathy Dodge Smith

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed. D.

After completing her doctoral degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, Cathy established a private practice in Oakville, Ontario, as a psychoeducational therapist. One of her lifetime dreams has been to establish a centre where learning disabilities could be fixed. Not only has this dream come true with the opening of Oakville Success Centre, she also has found an incredible way to work effectively with autistic individuals.
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Desmond Smith

Desmond Smith

Desmond is a wonderful example of how powerful the Davis Autism Approach is. He grew up with severe dyslexia, ADHD, and autism. Now, largely because of the Davis programs he has experienced, he is a Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator, and a Davis Autism Approach Facilitator/Coach. He is deeply gratified to be able to pass on to others the benefits he has experienced first-hand. His own stories are inspirational for many of the autistic individuals with whom he works and their families.
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Working with clients using the Davis Autism Approach is the most awesome work I have ever done. It is like watching miracles unfold before my eyes. I feel honoured to have been able to participate in the development of the Davis Autism Approach Program, and to experience the joys its implementation brings to autistic individuals and their families.”

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed.D.


Learn how our Programs work! Dyslexia, Autism, Attention Mastery, Math, Stress.


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