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From time to time, the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is asked to distribute information on behalf of third parties. WRFN provides general information to self-advocates and families of children with special needs. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider. WRFN is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment when considering any resource.



Plexus-A network of FASD supports and service in our community

This services of the Plexus team are available for children, youth and families living with (potential) FASD up until the age of 18 or 21 and still attending school. You must reside in the Waterloo Region.


For more information, please visit Plexus at www.plexusfasd.ca or email plexusfasd@sunbeamcommunity.ca


Leah Bowman at 9:57 AM
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AIDE-The Autism and/or Intellectual Disability Knowledge Exchange Network

Check out this online Canadian wide resource AIDE Canada | Resources for Autism & Intellectual Disability

  • Many of the resources related to autism and other disabilities. 
  • A parent series of "ask a question" and the family responds with their experience; one for self advocates, as well
  •  A resource page where you can borrow books and items.  


Leah Bowman at 11:51 AM
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Participate in a study on Legal Decision Making

Currently, PLAN (Psychology, Law and Neurodevelopment Research and Policy Group at U of G)  are inviting youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in a study. Youth are eligible to participate whether or not they have had actual contact with the criminal justice system as our study asks about both hypothetical and real-world legal decisions. Youth will be asked to answer questions relevant to their own past experiences. In order to participate, youth must be able to speak English and must currently reside in Canada. 


Interested individuals can contact us directly by email: PLANLab@uoguelph.ca or by telephone at 519-824-4120 ext. 53622.

Leah Bowman at 10:38 AM
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Family Pulse-February 2022

Welcome to February! 


Inside the February issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:

SEAC Updates

How am I Feeling & What Would Best Serve? 

Steph's Corner
What's Happening at WRFN
Community Info, Resources and Opportunities 


You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy. 

Leah Bowman at 9:56 AM
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FASD Ontario-New Website is LIVE!

It's FASD Awareness month!
We are excited to announce that our new and improved FASD website is now live!

You will notice that our website has changed a lot since the last time you checked in. Earlier this year we asked for your feedback and thanks to all of your responses we were able to completely revamp the FASD Ontario website. 

Key features of the new FASD Ontario website include:

  • Enhanced design – The website is now more modern and dynamic, while still being accessible.
  • Improved navigation – We completely reorganized the FASD Ontario website to make the information easier to find and offer a better user experience.
  • Upgraded search functionality – The search bar located in the What's Happening, Learn More and Get Help sections of the website allows you to search for events, news, resources, services, training... all at the same time!

Check out the new website, by clicking here!

Leah Bowman at 10:21 AM
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