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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There are three workshops at DSRC for the parents, caregivers and professionals related to people with developmental disabilities. These are free workshops but registration is required. Please call at 519-741-1121 or email at

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EQUIP! Learning My Way! DJ Course

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See flyer below for this 6 week "Learn to DJ" program offered by Christian Horizons.

As many of you are aware there's a new school coming to town! Oak Bridge Academy is a newly established, non-profit alternative school in Waterloo Region for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning exceptionalities. An important part of our workplan involves engaging our community in the vision of Oak Bridge Academy’s educational programming and services.

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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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