Last updated: August 10, 2022

J Scharf Consulting provides coaching and education advocacy support education for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent and/or disabled children, with special expertise in the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile of autism.

All services are provided through the lens of the neurodiversity paradigm, human rights, autism acceptance and the social model of disability. Methodologies used include Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, Mona Delahook’s Beyond Behaviours, Stuart Shanker’s Self-Reg and Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory. The specific approach to services is tailored to each individual family and their expressed needs.

All services are provided to parents/caregivers and their educational teams. I do not work directly with children. All services are provided remotely except in the rare case of an in-person meeting or training.


  • IEP Coaching
  • Curriculum & Policy Support
  • School Team Consultation & Training

ur records. Payment is due upon receipt via eTransfer. For clients utilizing AFU funding (BC only), the monthly invoice will be sent directly to AFU via the Service Provider Portal. A copy of the AFU invoice can be emailed to you upon request for your records.


Hourly Rate: $125

  • Minimum billable increment: 15 mins
  • Brief emails or phone calls will not be billed

Payment Options:

  1. Autism Funding Unit – Over 6 (British Columbia)
  • An AFU Request to Pay form must be submitted for Behaviour Consultant services upon first booking a consultation.
  1. Direct Payment
  • If invoices are being paid directly, please eTransfer funds to [email protected] upon receipt of your monthly invoice.

Billable Items:

  • Training of support providers (if requested by the family)
  • Training of school staff 
  • Email/phone/video conferencing meetings with parents/guardians
  • Emails/telephone calls on behalf of the parents/guardians
  • Drafting/editing emails and reports
  • School meetings
  • Letters of support/justification
  • Report preparation/writing
  • Support materials preparation/development 
  • Reviewing documents from other professional 
  • Preparation for meetings
  • Travel/mileage


Services are invoiced on a monthly cycle. For clients paying directly, a copy of your monthly invoice will be emailed to you. For clients utilizing AFU funding, invoices are sent directly to AFU via the service provider portal. A copy of your invoice can be emailed to you upon request.

Responsibilities of Parents/Caregivers

Parents/guardians commit to working with the consultant in good faith, with a willingness to learn and grow, and with the intention to keep the lines of communication between client and consultant open and honest. The parents/guardians confirm that they are not working with another consultant (such as a behaviour consultant) at the time of signing this agreement unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon by both parties.

Meeting Cancellation Policy

Cancelled or missed meetings with less than 24 hours’ notice will be billed as normal unless agreed upon by both parties. The scheduled time will be used by the consultant for alternative purposes including research, resource development, meeting preparation or training support materials.

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Information received through the client-consultant relationship is confidential. The consultant regards such information as confidential and does not voluntarily disclose such information without the client’s prior written consent. This statement applies equally to meeting notes, reports, conversations, or any other documents used in the consulting process.


Services are to provide support, education and advocacy to families on behalf of their children. I am not a medical professional or mental health service provider. For support regarding medication, mental health concerns or other health-related matters, please consult with your medical professional.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

Phone/Text: 604-655-1260