Interior Region - Qualified Service Provider List for Children Under Six (QSPL)

Important information for parents and service providers
  • This is an interim list of professionals that ACT - Autism Community Training inherited in December 2004 from a previous service provider. Parents of children under six can only be reimbursed for their therapy expenses if a professional is on the Qualified Service Provider List (QSPL). ACT is working to update the QSPL. We have tried to contact each professional on this list - most entries have been updated and we will continue to revise.

  • Next we must verify that each individual on this list meets the requirements of the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) for inclusion. Professionals on this list prior to April 2003 were not informed that MCFD had increased requirements for QSPL inclusion. Significant steps must be taken by ACT before families can have confidence that every provider on this list fulfills the requirements for inclusion on the QSPL, as set out by the MCFD in their Service Provider Referral Form, updated in April 2003: www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/autism/forms.htm.


Criminal Record Checks

  • Criminal Record Checks (CRC) and documentation of professional qualification for the professionals now included in the QSPL are not on file with ACT in the majority of cases. Be assured that collecting information on CRC and documentation of qualifications is a priority for ACT as families must rely on the QSPL in order to be reimbursed.

  • (CRC) after a name indicates that there is a CRC on file with ACT as of December 31, 2004; by February 1, 2005, all professionals on this list will be expected to have provided documentation that they have applied for a CRC, or they will be removed from the QSPL.


Qualifications

  • ACT is mailing out information to each professional on the QSPL in the first week of January requesting documentation of their qualifications as required by MCFD and providing information on how to request a CRC be sent to ACT. Any professional who does not received this information or who wishes to correct the contact information on the website should email: QSPL@autismcommunitytraining.bc.ca

  • Once ACT has had the opportunity to properly organize this information, the QSPL will be a listing of individual professionals, who qualify under the requirements set out by MCFD.

  • Agencies are only listed for the convenience of parents looking for a local agency. Where ACT has no information about the professional associated with a listed agency that is indicated. As of March 1st, no agency will be listed, unless there are named professionals from the QSLP under the agency's name. Parents must ask about the qualifications of the professionals associated with their program. Parents should read: "How to Assess the Qualifications of Professionals - Tips for Parents" on www.actbc.ca.

ACT is committed to working with professionals to ensure that this list is an effective tool for families seeking to find qualified service providers. Our goal is to have updated the status of every professional on the QSPL by March 1st, 2005. Individuals who do not meet the requirements will be removed. We appreciate your patience and co-operation as we work to develop the QSPL.

Index:

Behaviour Consultants Speech and Language Pathologists Occupational Therapists

Physiotherapists

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Behaviour Consultants

Attalla, Nicole - Behaviour Consultant
Learning Advantage
#362-4th Ave, Box 1707
Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
Tel: (250) 423-0223
Fax: (250) 423-4456
E-mail: nicolea@monarch.net

Belfie, Barbara Vivian - Behaviour Consultant (CRC)
8816 Fitzmaurice Drive
Vernon, BC V1B 1X4
Tel: (250) 260-8458
Fax: (250)-545-1510
Cell: (250) 260-8458
E-mail: bvbelfie@shaw.ca

Chambers, Julie (CRC)
Insight Support Services
#230 - 1210 Summit Drive
Kamloops, BC V2C 6M1
Tel: (250) 851-0005
Fax: (250) 851-0005
E-mail: insite@telus.net

Hyatt, Julie-Ann - Behaviour Consultant
Site 2 - Comp. 1 RR#1
Winlaw, B.C. V0G 2J0
phone: 250-226-7909
fax: 250-226-7303
email: jahyatt@telus.net

Jacobsen, Suzanne Ph.D. - BCBA - Behaviour Consultant
ABA Learning Centre
#100 - 21320 Gordon Way
Richmond, BC V6W 1J8
Tel: (604) 232-4122
Fax: (604) 952-4006
E-mail: drsjacobsen@telus.net
Website: www.verbalbehavior.ca

Kysela, Gerard M. Ph.D. - Behaviour Consultant
Family Centred Practices Group
#400-1681 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 4M6
Tel. 604-736-0094
Fax: (604) 737-1140

Lee, Doug, Ph.D. - Behaviour Consultant
Behavioral Solutions Inc.
2114 Cortell Street
North Vancouver, BC V7P 2A7
Tel: (604) 980-8395
Fax: (604) 980-1674
E-mail: dlee@behavioral-solutions.com

Penney, Henrietta - Behaviour Consultant (CRC)
970 Eagle Drive
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4T1
Tel: (250) 762-9073
E-mail: henpenney@yahoo.com

Agencies providing Behaviour Consultancy Services

Central Okanagan Child Development Centre
1546 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6R9
Tel: (250) 763-5100
Fax: (250) 862-8433
E-mail: sue@cocda.com
Website: www.cocda.com
Gerry Kysela Ph.D.
T. Haluska-Brown

Gateway Society
1016B 47th Street,
Castlegar, BC V1N 2V2
Tel: (250) 365-6077
Fax: (250) 355-6044
E-mail: zimmerd@telus.net
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

North Okanagan Neurological Child Development Centre
2802 34th Street,
Vernon, BC V1T 5X1
Tel: (250) 549-1281
Fax: (250) 549-3771
E-mail: administration@nona-cdc.com
Website: www.nona-cdc.com
Gerry Kysela Ph.D.

Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society
#103 - 550 Carmi Ave.,
Penticton, BC V2A 3G6
Tel: (250) 492-0295
Fax: (250) 492-2164
E-mail: info.at@osns.org
Website: www.osns.org
Bonnie Lumley

Speech & Language Pathologists

Batt, Terry - Speech and Language Pathologist
c/o School District #8 (Kootenay Lake)
PO Box 250
Creston, BC V0B 1G0
Tel: (250) 428-2217 ext: 230
Fax: (250) 428-4990
E-mail: tbatt@shaw.ca

Bowyer, Elizabeth - Speech and Language Pathologist
Box B, RR#1-S-11, Comp 8
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0
Tel: (250) 496-4170
Fax: (250) 496-4221
E-mail: Lizb51@hotmail.com

Henderson, Ali - Speech and Language Pathologist
#202 - 2141 Springfield Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7X1
Tel: (250) 762-7790
Fax: (250) 762-7903
E-mail: mcq6@cablelan.net

McKenna, Mary - Speech and Language Pathologist
1717 - 10th Avenue
Invermere, BC
Tel: (250) 342-2648
Fax: (250) 342-2648

Minkus, Mary Louise - Speech and Language Pathologist
651 Cassiar Crescent
Kelowna, BC V1V 1M8
Tel: (250) 862-3463
Email: jminkus@telus.net

Perehudoff, Melissa - Speech and Language Pathologist (CRC)
768 Jones Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2S5
Tel: (250) 762-7850
E-mail: Melissa_Perehudoff@telus.net
(coverage: Kelowna, Westbank, Peachland)

Threndyle, Sheila - Speech and Language Pathologist
460 Sarsons Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 1C2
Tel: (250) 764-2143
Fax: (250) 764-2145
E-mail: sheilat@shaw.ca

Agencies Providing Speech & Language Services

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism
655 Holt Street
Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2
Tel: (250) 376-6494
Fax: (250) 376-2265
E-mail: crtcforautism@telus.net
Website: www.crtcforautism.com
Contact: Wanda Carisse
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

Kootenay Family Place
Box 3144
Castlegar, BC V1N 3H4
Tel: (250) 635-8448
Fax: (250) 365-5792
E-mail: kfp@telus.net
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

Thompson Nicola Family Resources Society
801 McGill Road,
Kamloops, BC V2C 6R1
Tel: (250) 371-4100
Fax: (250) 371-4120
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

Occupational Therapists (O.T.)

Graham, Diane - Occupational Therapist (CRC)
KidsCan Therapy Services

#9 - 3151 Lakeshore Road
Suite #221
Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9
Tel: (250) 764-8910
Fax: (250) 764-8935
E-mail: dianegrahamot@telus.net

Onsorge, Michele - Occupational Therapist
Site 17, Comp 17, RR#1
Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0
Tel: (250) 835-8760

Agencies Providing Occupational Therapy

Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism
655 Holt Street
Kamloops, BC V2B 5G2
Tel: (250) 376-6494
Fax: (250) 376-2265
E-mail: crtca@ocis.net
Website: www.crtcforautism.com
Contact: Wanda Carisse

KidsCan Therapy Services

#9 - 3151 Lakeshore Road,
Suite #221
Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9
Tel: (250) 764-8910
Fax: (250) 764-8935
E-mail: dianegrahamot@telus.net
Diane Graham (CRC)

Thomspon/Nicola Resources Society
801 McGill Road,
Kamloops, BC V2O 6R1
Tel: (250) 371-4100
Fax: (250) 371-4120
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

Physiotherapists

None Listed

Agencies Providing Physical Therapy

Kootenay Family Place
Box 3144
Castlegar, BC V1N 3H4
Tel: (250) 635-8448
Fax: (250) 365-5792
E-mail: kfp@telus.net
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

Thompson/Nicola Resources Society
801 McGill Road,
Kamloops, BC V2C 6R1
Tel: (250) 371-4100
Fax: (250) 371-4120
Information on professionals affiliated with program is not available

QSPL - Interior Region- updated February 9, 2005

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