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.

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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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YMCA Early Years Centre: Zero2Six Consultations

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