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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July Autism Bulletin

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The July Autism Bulletin is out now with events, support groups, and autism related events happening in Waterloo Region! Happy July!

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Community Bus Day

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All are invited to a community bus day at KW Habilitation Services at 99 Ottawa St South. See below poster for more details.

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ASD Knitting Group

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The ASD Knitting Group is for people ages 16-25 who self-identify or who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and who want to knit/learn to knit. This calm and supportive group will meet every other week* to work on individual knitting projects, chat, and get to know one another. A knitting coach will be at each meeting to facilitate the group and provide knitting support.

Did you know? Knitting offers a number of benefits, including: reducing stress, inducing a meditative state, even improving social skills. And knitting results in tangible/useful products which can enhance self-esteem!

If you are interested, please contact Katie Galashan, Family Resource Coach, Autism Services Waterloo Region,, 519 886 9992.

Autism Ontario is presenting a relaxed performance of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Avon Theatre in Stratford on August 2nd at 2pm.
Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome patrons who will benefit from a less restricted audience environment. Patrons of all abilities are welcome, including but not limited to those with intellectual or learning disabilities, sensory processing conditions or autism. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement within the auditorium, and some minor production changes may be made to reduce the intensity of light, sound and other potentially startling effects.

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Sensory Sunday's at Sky Zone in Kitchener

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Did you know that Sky Zone in Kitchener is offering Sensory Sunday's (THE LAST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH FROM 8 AM - 10 AM)? Sky Zone will turn off the music and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs and their siblings, family, and friends to come jump! We will make every effort to accommodate all jumpers with any kind of special needs. $15 For The Jumpers + 1 Free Chaperone For Assistance

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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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Open Space - Cambridge

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