Autism Spectrum Connection Waterloo and Wellington Region provides an online space for parents who have a child with autism to share their experiences, connect with and support one another. This online community enables parents to tell their stories, contribute information, resources and engage in conversation with other families affected by autism.

First Steps


The First Steps is a resource created to assist families once their child has received a diagnosis of Autism. Important information regarding agencies, supports, and services is provided to ensure that families have all of the information they need.

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Helping Children Navigate the Social World
Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2017, Part One and Thursday, February 2, 2017 Part Two
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register By: January 19, 2017

Please call at 519-741-1121 or email at

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Free Winter Programs at The Family Centre

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Winter 2017 program registration is now open. Register for art, theatre, music & creativity at The Family Centre. See below poster for more details.

For DSRC clients, living in Waterloo Region, with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, over the age of 6 years. The iPad Information Clinic is an individualized one hour appointment for a caregiver and client to meet with Speech-Language Pathologist and explore the use of an iPad. This would be helpful if you have purchased or are considering purchasing an iPad and would like support in choice of device and appropriate applications (apps) for communication, comprehension and academics etc. One hour appointment times are available on the following dates: Monday January 16, Tuesday March 7, Tuesday April 11 and Tuesday May 30, 2017.
Please call the Information Resource Assistant at DSRC to make an appointment: 519 741 1121, Ext. 2201

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Stepping Stones Gymnastics Program

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A special needs program designed for children ages 3 years and up for kids with autism, Down Syndrome and other special needs run by KW Gymnastics Club. See below for details.

Please find below (and attached) a list of workshops that are being offered in our community.

You can find the Developmental Services Resource Centre Winter newsletter below or attached. This issue includes resources, workshops, community events and much more.

Improvements that many Canadians with disability would like to see in their Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

The workshop DSRC is presenting in this December is "Parenting Tips" by Stuart Lamont, Behaviour Consultant on December 20. Please call at 519 741 1121 to register for the workshop or go to this page for online registration -

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Life With Max

Alicia Hendley is the mom of four (including a squishy little boy who just so happens to have autism), as well as a writer. Her first book (A Subtle Thing) was published in 2010. Alicia is married to local journalist Joel Rubinoff. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.

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