Appeal Process

ACT is contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development to adjudicate RASP applications and manage the RASP List. If your application is declined and you wish to appeal the decision the process is as follows:

  1. Contact Louise Broadley, Manager of Information Services at lbroadley@actcommunity.ca to request further details as to why your application was declined. At this point you can provide additional documentation should it be necessary. Should you wish to continue with an appeal, proceed to Step 2.
  2. A further appeal can be made to ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Pugh at dpugh@actcommunity.ca. Please state clearly the reasons you do not accept the initial decision. At this point we will not be accepting additional documentation; this appeal will be based on a review of your existing application and all documentation submitted up to that point. Should you wish to continue with an appeal, proceed to Step 3.
  3. A further appeal can be made to a sub-committee of the RASP Advisory Panel. The sub-committee’s decision is final.

It is important to note that the requirements around education, experience and supervision, are set by MCFD with advice from the RASP Advisory Panel. The Panel includes representatives of the professions covered by the RASP and parents of children with ASD. ACT has no authority to change MCFD policy but we do listen carefully to concerns around RASP policy that are shared with us by both parents and professionals. We will bring them forward for discussion with the RASP Panel which meets three times per year. Please send your comments to Anne Louise Broadley, Manager of Information Services, lbroadley@actcommunity.ca