Aniko Burjan, M.Ed. is a trainer and founder of LilyPED Learning Center, specialized in atypical development. She has over 24 years of professional experience working in various educational and clinical settings.
Her expertise and lifelong passion is supporting children, adolescents, and adults who are “differently wired” (ASD, ADHD, anxiety, twice exceptional).
Trained in most renowned developmental and behavioural approaches, Aniko uses a comprehensive, strength-based approach influenced by the newest brain development research.
In addition to her expertise in intervention, she has also participated in diagnostic evaluations as part of an interdisciplinary team for several years. She is qualified to administer ADOS and ADI-R evaluations.
Turn challenges into growth
Aniko holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from McGill University and a Bachelor degree in Psychopedagogy. She is a member of the Réseau national d’expertise en trouble du spectre de l’autisme.
Aniko has been conducting workshops and presenting at conferences internationally for the past 15 years. Here are some of the venues where Aniko has previously presented.
Aniko has an avid interest to stay up to date with the latest research and best practices, and is constantly developing new approaches to make her clinical and teaching practice more effective. In the past few years, she has become interested in mindfulness practices and has started applying it throughout her work with remarkable results. She was trained in Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Buddhist meditation practices, and has a yoga teacher certificate for children.
"Aniko is clearly passionate about her work and her enthousiasme resonates with her audience."
- Monique, conseillère pédagogique
"What an inspiring and informative workshop! I would highly recommend it for anyone working with special needs children."
- Nadia, special educator
"Aniko's presentation style was a breath of fresh air. She is happy to share her wealth of knowledge in a straightforward down-to-earth language. Thank you!"
- Julie, daycare educator
Aniko founded LilyPED Learning Center in 2013 as a part-time private practice. The center now operates full-time focusing on teaching workshops and offering professional coaching and consultation services, related to atypical development.
Aniko has worked as a psychoeducator and clinical specialist in the Health and Social Services system for the past 20 years. Prior to founding LilyPED, she had been a freelance trainer for over 10 years for ISEHMG (Projet d’intégration social des enfants handicapés en milieu de garde) and had the unique opportunity to travel across the province of Québec training educators in school and pre-school settings. Aniko also has an extensive experience working with First Nations people.