Resources & Links

Great News!

Autism Connections Fredericton is offering some exciting Adult Services. Listed and detailed below are 3 virtual programs being offered to support and coach adults into obtaining independence in their search for employment while connecting them with a job bank of inclusive employers. In addition, they are offering an Employment Support Group with a first-voice facilitator. This group is exciting because it lends an opportunity for autistics to connect, mentor, and support one another in navigating the world of work as an autistic person. Group members can be gainfully employed, currently looking for work, or just preparing to dip their toes in for the first time, which we all know can be intimidating and comes with many questions.
Employment support group(1).pdf
AOC-NB Recruiting pamphlet (1).pdf
CQ Recruitment Poster (1).pdf

Here in Charlotte County:

Happy Hoofs, Equine Assisted Learning in Bocabec


Newly diagnosed?

Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children Website:

This document is a “100 Day Kit” for newly diagnosed families of young children. It contains necessary critical information about the diagnosis.


The New Brunswick Preschool Autism Program allows preschool children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access an intensive, evidence-based intervention. This intervention, called Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI), is based on the principles of the science of applied behavioural analysis. The Department provides financial assistance for every preschool child with ASD to access up to 20 hours of EIBI per week through an approved autism agency.


Info on creating a sensory garden:

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Autism-Friendly Sensory Garden - DIY Gardening


How to Help a Child with a Language Delay

Teaching Your Toddler Sign Language Can Help With Their Communication Skills

Different from American Sign Language, Baby Sign Language is composed of simple gestures used with spoken language to enhance understanding.


How music therapy benefits the autistic brain

While the benefits of music therapy are well known, more in-depth research explores how music benefits children with autism.


Asperger Info:

Help, guidance, support and strategies that actually work for people with Asperger's, parents, therapists and teachers. Created by people with Asperger's. Global community that provides guidance and support for parents and practitioners and informs about best practices, finding new friends, etc.. This community offers four different membership options. Basic option is free for life and includes newsletter, opportunity to post your story, resource directory, and limited access to online live classes.

This us a US site but has some good info:

An introduction to autism that aims to raise awareness among young non-autistic audiences, to stimulate understanding and acceptance in future generations. It is intended to be viewed, discussed and shared widely by anyone but especially teachers and parents.

How To Raise Resilient Kids Who Never Give Up (Based On Science) By Ashley Cullins


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Seven Ways to Help Your Nonverbal Child Speak

Tantrum vs Autistic Meltdown: What Is The Difference?

Autism Intervention Services - New Bunswick


Free From Restraints: Gentle Ways To Help A Child With Autism Manage Meltdowns

Asperger Syndrome ( The idea of this web site is to help anyone who needs some help or support with a child or adult with the condition Asperger Syndrome.

Asperger Syndrome Test (Free)

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Chat Groups

Youth & Teen with ASD Social Chit Chat group was created to give Youth & Teens with ASD a place to socialized at their comfort. The goal of this group is for Youth & Teens with ASD to make friends, connect with others and to eventually plan social outings on their own outside of this social online CHIT~CHAT group. Respect each other and be kind to one another!

Adults with ASD Online Chat Group :

Social Chat~Adults with ASD group was created to give Adults with ASD a place to socialize at their comfort. The goal of this group is for Adults with ASD to make friends, connect with others and to eventually plan social outings on their own outside of this Social Chat group. Respect each other and be kind to one another!

Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Chat Group - Charlotte County

Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Chat Group - Autism Canada

Autism Advocacy and Websites

Autism Canada

Autism Canada (Bothwell, ON) Autism Canada Foundation is a national, volunteer led organization, providing treatment and resource information to families living with autism, and influencing related health care and government policy.

Autism Canada Forum

Autism Canada releases ASD Central, an online forum for adults on the spectrum to ask questions, share experiences, and get advice. Check it out today

Autism Inspiration

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Autism Hangout

A web chat hosted by the father of a child with autism featuring different guests from the autism community. Often features experts in the field such as Tony Atwood

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Autism Internet Modules

The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with ASD.

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Autism Parenting Magazine

Autism Parenting Magazine A magazine on autism parenting

Autism Speaks contains some useful information, their American website has links to many excellent toolkits and resource guides

Autism United Autism United wants to help empower those learning to deal with autism and all the trials that can be experienced.


'In the end it was coming to grips with the way the world deals with folks like my son that prepared me for being a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.' Sitting-in-Judgement More

Bully Free World

A project to stop the bullying of children with special needs in schools. Excellent resources for children, parents and educators.

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Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick

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CNIB - ( audio books for New Brunswickers with learning disabilities )

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Disability News Canada DNC - Current Edition

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Geneva Centre for Autism

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Guide to Living with Sensory Overload

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Inclusive Education Canada

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Melinda Elson, Therapeutic & developmental work with children with learning difficulties

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Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons (New Brunswick)

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Ready Willing and Able (Building an inclusive workforce)

Website ---- > organization works with businesses to let them know how they can be inclusive in their hiring. They aren't a job bank so if you know someone looking for work, please don't call them. This booklet tells the advantages to an employer in being inclusive. If you run a business or know someone who does, please check this out and share this link.

Signs of Asperger Syndrome

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Special Olympics New Brunswick

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Stan Cassidy Paediatric Autism Rehabilitation Services

800 Priestman Street, Fredericton E3B OC7 Phone: 1-506-452-5225


Stan Cassidy Paediatric Autism Rehabilitation Services are an interdisciplinary team specializing in the provision of rehabilitation services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Their team includes professionals in the field of occupational therapy, dietetics, speech-language pathology, developmental paediatrics, behaviour analysis, social work and education. Their goal is to help children maximize their potential and to work together as a team to find effective and practical solutions for both individual and family needs. They accept referrals from therapists, schools, and families with a signature from the child’s physician.

The Watson Institute

Excellent social stories:

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Total Ability

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UNB for Extended Learning

Autism Intervention Training Videos:

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Video Game Developer Tries to Recreate the Autistic’s World

Vancouver-based video game designer Taylan Kadayifcioglu

abc News - March 14. 2013 -

This video is a glimpse into the life of our founder, Cynthia Bartlett, and her son, Charlie, featured in our 'Remembering' page:

We Are Fine Enough from Marc Schlossman Please check out this video: ttp://

You Tube – Temple Grandin

My Experience with Autism: a 1.5 hour talk by autism expert/advocate Temple Grandin. Very candid and insightful, she offers tips and suggestions based on her experiences growing up with autism and her interactions with others on the autism spectrum.

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