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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Recent Blog Posts

An article that highlights the benefit of making contribution into the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), which is to receive the Canada Disability Savings Grants (CDSGs).

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iPad Information Clinic at DSRC

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Appointments are available 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 a 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).

One hour appointment times are available on the following dates:
Monday, September 27; Tuesday, October 18; Tuesday November 8 and Monday, January 16

Please call the Information Resource Assistant at DSRC to make an appointment: 519 741 1121

An article that discusses the concept of using the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) to build up the long term savings for Canadians with autism.

Below is the fall issue of our newsletter. It has the schedules of workshops, clinics and support groups offered by us as well as the videoconferences we host at our place. It also includes the community events and many resources helpful for the people with developmental disabilities.

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City of Kitchener Specialized Programs

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There are two new specialized programs starting at Country Hills Community Centre. They are called InMotion and Music to My Ears. Friends, family and support workers welcome in all of the above programs. See below for more details.

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This is our community photo album of family and friends. To add your picture, visit the gallery.

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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