Terms and Conditions for Event Registration


Registration Categories

Please consult the following lists if you are unsure which registration category you belong to. If your designation is not listed, and you are still unsure, please contact ACT at info@actcommunity.ca.

Professionals

  • Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Behavior Consultant (BC)
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Medical Professionals
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Dietitian or Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  • Registered Clinical Counselor
  • Teaching Professionals (Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools)
  • Supported Child Development Consultant
  • Infant Development Consultant
  • Social Worker

Para-Professionals

  • Special Educational Assistant (SEA)
  • Job Coach
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Behavior Interventionist
  • Support Worker
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Respite Provider
  • Family Support Worker

Student

To qualify for the student rate, you should be a currently registered, full-time student. You may be asked to provide proof of student status.

Receipts

Your receipt will be emailed to you at the email address you provided at registration within one hour of your registration. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact the ACT office at info@actcommunity.ca or 1-866-939-5188 with your name, event you registered for and date you registered.

Cancellation Policy

If you have registered for an ACT live event and are unable to attend:

  • Refunds for registration, less a $25 handling charge, are available if ACT is informed at least one week (7 days) before the event start date.
  • No reimbursement will be made if you fail to attend an event in which you have registered and you have not cancelled at least one week (7 days) prior to the start date.
  • If you are registered to attend an event in-person, you may switch to web streaming at no cost. Please give at least one week (7 days) notice before the event start date.

If an emergency causes an ACT event to be postponed or cancelled:

Our concern is the safety of our registrants, speakers and staff. ACT will use our discretion in making decisions regarding our events. We will base decisions on public health and safety guidelines, weather forecasts and any emergency in the geographic area where our events is to be held, or at the point of departure from where our speaker and staff originate their travel.

If ACT must cancel a event, when we have sufficient advance warning to do so, registrants will be notified by email, at the address provided at the time of registration, alerting them of the cancellation or postponement.

If an ACT event is cancelled by ACT a full refund will be issued.

Please Note: ACT cannot accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by the participant from charges that involve travel, accommodations, or other expenses related to attending an ACT event. These are the sole responsibility of the participant as well as all risks associated with non-refundable, non-changeable purchases. ACT strongly recommends that participants purchase cancellation insurance for travel, etc. where possible.

Web Streaming

ACT strives to make our workshops available for online audiences via web streaming whenever possible. For information on ACT’s Web Streaming, such as technical requirements, participation and access details, and visit ACT Live Event Web Streaming. Please note web stream participants are not on camera during the live event, but can communicate with ACT staff and other participants via live chat.

Using Autism Funding to pay

Parents who receive Autism Funding may use 20% of the total for equipment, books, training and travel costs. Visit ACT’s Workshop Registration Using Autism Funding page for details.

Bursaries 

ACT provides bursary funds from our own resources and through support from private donors. Bursaries are provided as reduced event registration fees. Anyone attending an ACT event is eligible if the cost is a barrier for attending the event. Priority is given to low-income registrants, in particular, autistic adults and family members of autistic individuals.

While most of our events in 2020 were free, we provided over $8,000 in bursaries to registrants for a single event. ACT opened a bursary program for Indigenous family members and organizations in 2021. Contact us at info@actcommunity.ca for details. ACT welcomes and gratefully accepts donations to our bursary fund
More information on how to register for an ACT event with an ACT bursary