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Blogs & News

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In the Community

Blogs for families and individuals living in the spectrum 

Service Providers and Agencies

News, stories and up-to-date information for local service providing agencies.

Waterloo Region

Public and Professional Blogs

An open forum on the subject of Autism. 

Recent Articles/Blog Posts

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June 22, 2017

Focus Group for New Alternative School in Waterloo Region

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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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May 4, 2017

Starting this Month at WRFN... Ask A Self-Advocate

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Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone else who can relate to what you, or your child, is going through? Perhaps Cristina can help. As an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome who has mentoring and self-advocacy experience, Cristina would be happy to discuss your concerns and questions. While her personal experience is rooted in Autism Spectrum Disorder, she is happy to meet with anyone with special needs or exceptionalities, their families, or professional supports, to offer new insight and ideas to help you move forward.” See below for more information.

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May 2, 2017

1:1 Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund Now Open

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Autism Ontario is happy to announce that the 2017 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is now open for applications. We will be accepting all applications received between May 1, and June 2, 2017 and have a random draw to determine eligibility. The 2017 One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is available to Ontario families of children or youth with ASD who retain the services of a one-to-one support worker for their child to attend a community summer camp or summer program. See below link for more details.

Strategy for recipients of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to purchase a home.

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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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July 22, 2016

A Bicycle Built for Two

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Recent Contributors

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Kerry-ASC Coordinator

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Krista WRFN

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Emily Bester

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Paulette Thoms


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Trisha Nicholls

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Samuel Li

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Valerie McIntyre


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Rehana Khanam

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