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RASP Updates for March 2017

Posted March 30, 2017

Twenty RASP professionals have been added or had their status updated in March 2017. There are 688 professionals on the Registry for Autism Service Providers as of March 31st:

Behavior Consultants (Category A – Non-Supervised)

  • Shaheen Bhagudi – Ladner, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, White Rock
  • Renee Chong – Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, North Delta, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver
  • Elyssa McKee – Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver
  • Tana Richards – Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Surrey, Vancouver
  • Lillian Wong – Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Vancouver

Behavior Consultants (Category B –Supervised)

  • Thea Brain – Burnaby, North Vancouver, Richmond, Vancouver, West Vancouver
  • Rosa Gonzales – Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver
  • Kourtney Rasmussen –  Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, White Rock
  • Kyla Swanston – Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Crofton, Duncan, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake
  • Phung Van – Burnaby, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver

Speech-Language Pathologists (Non-Supervised)

  • Jennifer Buckley – Abbotsford, Langley, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver
  • Stacie Donison – Victoria
  • Shelley Gelineau – Chilliwack
  • Michele Lacroix – Cranbrook, Golden, Invermere

Speech-Language Pathologists (Supervised)

  • Tess Fairburn – Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Richmond, Surrey
  • Leeann Flood – Kelowna, Keremeos, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Peachland, Penticton, Princeton, Summerland, West Kelowna
  • Marie-Elise Marcoux – Castlegar, Rossland, Trail

Occupational Therapists

  • Rebecca Bjorklund – Black Creek, Campbell River, Comox, Comox Valley, Courtenay, Gold River, Quadra Island
  • Lisa Holowaychuk – North Vancouver, Vancouver, West Vancouver
  • Elizabeth Ullrich – Victoria

Professionals no longer listed on the RASP

RASP service providers may leave the RASP due to retirement or moving to a different job or province. William Brandon was removed in March.

Supervised Occupational Therapist launches April 1, 2017

This new category has been created to help Occupational Therapists, new to the field of autism, to acquire enough experience to qualify for the RASP. Note that MCFD is in the process of updating their forms. Applicants and their supervisors may use the existing RASP application and Supervision Verification Record  to apply for this category

Reminder: New RASP Applicants must have all documentation in by May 31st.

ACT is preparing to hand over the management of the Registry of Autism Service Providers to MCFD as of June 30, 2017 when our contract ends. In order to minimise delays for those planning to apply to the RASP, and to provide an efficient transition, ACT advises that all new applications should be submitted by May 1, 2017.

To ensure that new applications can be fully processed before the transition, all documentation must be provided to ACT by May 31, 2017. If documentation is received after this date, the file will be transferred to MCFD for processing.

All new RASP applications which arrive after May 15, 2017 will be processed by MCFD.
Please note that the RASP application process will remain the same after July 1st as it is a MCFD-regulated process, which ACT has managed on MCFD’s behalf since 2005. For more information on the RASP application process see: