Ask a Self-Advocate

Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who’s been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.

Meetings are by appointment only. To request an appointment please complete the online booking request form, or contact us for more information at 519-886-9150 ext. 4/Erin.Sutherland@wrfn.info.

Please note: Appointments are a maximum of 50 minutes long. This is not a professional counselling service, but rather an informal discussion rooted in Cristina’s lived experience as an individual with exceptionalities.

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Autism Spectrum Connection

Families of children with autism say they’re stretched thin by provincial funding changes

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FINANCIAL SUPPORTS – FREE INFORMATION SESSION

Join us on April 2nd to learn more about the financial supports including eligibility criteria which are available to families with children (ages 0-18yrs) who have autism and/or intellectual disabilities. For more information or to register contact Rehana Khan (519) 741-1121 ext 2201. Financial Supports flyer  

YOUTH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM – SPEAKERS PANEL

A free event on March 27, 2019 to learn about the role of community partners as they support youth with autism, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health concerns and the justice system. For more information please contact Ashleigh Morris at 519-894-6156 ext. 2902 or email a.morris@dscwr.com Youth in Justice System Flyer

New Changes to Ontario Autism Program

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has made changes to the Ontario Autism Program.  Read about them here.

Autism in High School

Autism in High School is a web-based guide to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families as they navigate the transitions and common challenges of high school in Waterloo Region.