Burke, R.N., M.Ed., CPMHN(c)
Child and Family Therapist, Grand River Hospital
"...several parents continue to report to me their high regard
for Duncan's knowledge and communication skills as demonstrated
through the community workshops that he has given....Duncan is a very
capable, competent and responsible person...".
McKinlay] was very, very helpful for our son's teacher and the resource
teacher. They came away with an understanding of what our son is going
through with his TS. Our son's teacher has used information from [Dr.
McKinlay's] presentation in the classroom for our son and other kids
and has been successful. Myles our son is very happy and is doing
really well - so well we didn't have to go to parent teacher this
[Dr. McKinlay] provided some very helpful insight into how to deal
with Myles and they are reflecting in his happiness - THANK YOU!
Buttrum, Ph.D, C.Psych.
former Chief Psychologist, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School
"...I think that Duncan would be able to provide some wonderful
inservice for educators. He has developed a variety of strategies
that are very user friendly and would be helpful to any school, that
has a student with Tourette's. Duncan has presented to teachers
and educational assistants in the past. He really is a dynamite speaker
and a very personable young man."
President, Wilmot Township Parent Support Group WrapAround Coordinator,
"...I always enjoy the way you present this challenge to our
community. I appreciate that you are willing to share from personal
and Eugene Whitelaw,
Parents of a child with TS.
"...Not only is Duncan a buddy to [our son], he is
a role model, a friend, a confidante, a big brother....We are so grateful
for the help that Duncan has given to our son and the strong positive
influence that he has..."
Hinchley, Ph.D., C. Psych.
"...I was impressed enough with Duncan's positive approach
to invite him to meet with children and their parents in my clinical
practice...I believe that Duncan has the research interests and the
personal qualities to make him an excellent clinical psychologist."
Executive Director, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada.
"...It is a real pleasure for me to provide a letter of reference
for Duncan....Duncan first came to our attention through the letters
of two community agencies [who] nominated him for our Quality
of Life Award, which he won....In the twenty years of our existence,
this was the first nomination from outside the Tourette community."
Parent of three children with TS.
"...Duncan....was an inspiration from the moment we saw him....Over
the weekend a life saving friendship grew....Since then Duncan....has
spent many hours sharing his experiences....and the many coping skills
that have gotten us through some really rough times."
thank all of my referees from the bottom of my heart. My hope
is that they realize the amount of strength they have graciously given
me. You are all truly extraordinary people.