Parent Mentor

Parent Mentor

Parents who have a child with special needs often feel helpless and alone. Talking with someone who can give them specific guidance can bring a sense of security to parents who wonder what to do when their child does not fit the pattern for the usual growth and development.


WRFN Programs

Programs at Waterloo Region Family Network include a variety of workshops and seminars, ongoing support groups and personal guidance to ensure families are aware of and appropriately connected to all available community resources. Our programs also include social and skill development groups.


WRFN Resources

Our resources page includes information and links on many topics: Advocacy, Support, Respite, Education, Financial Assistance, Camps, Employment needs, Health, Transportation and much more.

Vulnerable Persons Registry: In the event of an emergency, The Registry provides police access to helpful information such as: emergency contacts, detailed description, ways to communicate.

Community News on has expanded to include news and events in Waterloo Region.

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

Upcoming Events

The Ontario Early Years Centres of Waterloo Region is hosting a Family Math facilitator training on Wednesday June 28th.

Family Math

Family Math Facilitator Training Registration

The school year may be ending, but our School-Issue Support Group isn’t!

School-Issue Support

Families are invited to come out and enjoy Playfit Kids Club in Cambridge on Friday, July 28th! This will be a private facility party with full use including play structure, pizza, snacks & drinks.

This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only. 

Registration is required.

Inclusive Summer Music Camps

There are still a few spots available! Contact Emily today to register

Are you a youth age 14-24 who is involved with KidsAbility or wants to be involved? You might be a client, former client, a volunteer, a student or someone who just loves KidsAbility!

Please stop by for a burger on KidsAbility.

Come to hang out, meet some new friends, and have fun!

Thursday, June 29th from 4:30-6:30 at KidsAbility Waterloo site

RSVP by June 28 2017

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From The Blog

Camps on TRACKS

Camps on TRACKS is a free online training platform for summer camp staff to make camp a more inclusive place where ALL kids have fun and belong!

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CharterAbility Accessible Dock

The CharterAbility accessible dock, used for Creek Cruises, is located off Water Street, Oakville, Ontario, under the Rebecca Street bridge, within the Oakville Harbour. They are located on the west side of Sixteen Mile Creek, to the south of the Oakville Power Boat Club, and opposite the Central Library and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the Boat Cruises, they do arrange occasional fishing trips on the river, and both BBQ’s and Picnics at the dock, or in Busby Park. Last season they completed more than 200 free community boat rides, for individuals and organizations, representing all ages, with various disabilities, including children, seniors, their friends, families and care givers.

Learn more about CharterAbility here:

Waterloo Region FASD CoP Update

Please see the update from the FASD Community of Practice. Find information about upcoming workshops, camp, caregiver consultations and an update on FASD Waterloo Region’s visit to Queen’s Park.

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