Who we are

Matt Derkach is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 7 years. Matt’s interest in the field of ABA began when he first started working as a Direct Support Professional with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. His love for ABA quickly grew and he decided to further his education in the field of ABA and obtained a Masters in Applied Disability Studies (MADS) at Brock University.

Matt is passionate about working in the special needs community and has extensive experience working with children and adults with severe behaviour problems, which includes working in clinical and home settings at CHEO’s Development and Rehabilitation Department and the Autism Program.


Every child and adult has the potential to reach their hopes and dreams, regardless of their diagnosis or abilities. Horizons Behaviour Consulting believes in providing both the child or adult, and their parents or caregivers with an individualized program that is based on the research-based methodologies of Applied Behaviour Analysis.