Autism Connections Fredericton

Local Resources

Family Supports for Children with Disabilities


​Family Supports for Children with Disabilities is a voluntary program that provides social work support and financial resources to families to assist with the care and support required to meet the special developmental needs of their child with disability. Services are intended to strengthen families and support parents in caring for their children.


460 Two Nations Crossing
Fredericton, NB  E3A 0X9

​Phone: 1-866-444-8838 

Email: sd-ds@gnb.ca

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Dentists


Dentists in NB that have experience working with individuals with ASD and have been recommended by parents:


Fredericton:       

Dr. Lance Rowe: 360 St. Mary’s Street; (506) 458-9361

Dr. Allison Chisholm: 565 Priestman Suite 205; (506) 458-9186

Oromocto:     

Dr. Peter Currie: 202 Restigouche Rd; (506) 446-3300

Dr. Schaefer: Gateway Dental Centre, Gateway Drive; (506) 357-2440

Moncton:             

Dr. Anil Joshi, Pediatric Dentist: 1077 St George Blvd; (506) 859-7715

www.childrensdentistrynb.ca



Extra Mural Program


The Extra-Mural Program (EMP) is a provincial health-care program that provides a broad range of health-care services in their homes and communities.


For school aged children, parents need to request a form from your child’s school.


Blackville Area: (506) 623-6312
Fredericton/Boiestown Areas: (506) 452-5800
Oromocto/Minto Areas: (506) 357-4900



Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Fredericton Inc.


Family Enrichment and Counselling Service Fredericton Inc. is a not-for-profit, community agency dedicated to providing counselling services, support and psychoeducational programs, and mediation in Fredericton and surrounding area.


No referral required.  Most clients are seen within a week!


​356 Queen Street

Fredericton NB

Phone: (506) 458-8211

Email: ​info@familyenrichment.ca

Website:  familyenrichment.ca



Fredericton Mental Health Services


Community Mental Health Services work with people, communities and government to promote optimal mental health and independence for all individuals. We provide access to a range of client-centred mental health services, including prevention, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, crisis intervention and support. Services are available to children and youth, adults, seniors and community care.


65 Brunswick St.

Fredericton, NB  E3B 1G5

Phone: (506) 453-2132



Hébert Family Support Services (HFSS)


​Hébert Family Support Services (HFSS) is a private agency that offers consultation, assessment, and individualized intervention services to children, youth and their families with special needs and/or challenging behaviours.  No diagnosis is required and all intervention is individualized.  We provide support in the home, school and community settings. Although we are based in the Greater Moncton Area, we have been providing services throughout the Maritimes. 


55 Englehart Street
Dieppe, NB  E1A 8K2
Phone: (506) 386-2262

Email: reception@acnb.ca

​Website:  hfss.ca



NB Human Rights Commission


The Human Rights Commission is a provincial government agency. It promotes equality and investigates and tries to settle complaints of discrimination and harassment. If a complaint cannot be settled, a human rights tribunal can hear the evidence. If it decides that there was discrimination, it can issue orders to correct it.


​Phone: (506) 453-2301 / Toll Free : 1-888-471-2233 

Email: hrc.cdp@gnb.ca

​Website: gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/



NB Association for Community Living (NBACL)


​The New Brunswick Association For Community Living (NBACL) is a provincial non-profit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families. We work to ensure that people with an intellectual disability, with the support of their families, have the option to choose the supports they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities as valued and contributing members.


​Phone: 1-866-622-2548

​Email: nbacl@nbnet.nb.ca

​Website: nbacl.nb.ca



Neil Squire Society Assistive Technology Help Desk


​Have a question about Assistive Technology? Our Assistive Technology (AT) Specialists will help you with support for using your Assistive Technology, explore available Assistive Technology options and/or solutions, use the Assistive Technology features on your device/computer, and learn Assistive Technology strategies for the classroom or workplace.


​By providing tips and strategies, the AT Helpdesk is here to support you in using your Assistive Technology to its full potential.


Phone: 1-855-450-3287

Text: (506) 450-3287

​Email: ta-atsupport@neilsquire.ca

Skype: AT HelpDesk

​Website: www.neilsquire.ca/ta-atsupport/



OPAL Family Services


OPAL Family Services was created as a means of providing respite for parents who have a child or adult dependent with an intellectual disability. Respite is defined as “an interval of rest or relief.” OPAL strives to meet this need for respite by providing services specifically designed to give parents a break.


Some of the services OPAL provides include:


Best Buddies Program - The goal of this program is to create one-to-one friendships between the university students and adults (aged 18 and up) with intellectual disabilities.


Parent Support Groups - Parent Support Groups are operated intermittently by OPAL whenever there is an interest or need by our families. The purpose of these support groups are for parents to discuss issues that are important to them, and to invite quests speakers who can provide them with information relevant to the care of their children.


500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 420
Fredericton, NB   E3B 5X4

​Phone: (506) 457-9520

​Email: opal@opalfamilyservices.ca

​Website: opalfamilyservices.ca



Therapy in Fredericton Region


Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation


We are an interdisciplinary team specializing in the provision of rehabilitation services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Our team includes professionals in the fields of occupational therapy, dietetics, speech-language pathology, developmental paediatrics, behaviour analysis, social work and education.


​***We accept referrals from therapists, schools, and families, with a signature from the child's physician.  All referrals must be accompanied by medical and therapeutic documentation. After we receive a referral, parents are contacted in order to help us to understand their child's needs as much as possible.

*** If you have no family physician, your child can be referred to paediatrician by a doctor at the E.R., Walk-in Clinic or by physician in previous community.


800 Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB  E3B 0C7
Phone: (506) 452-5225

​Website: www.stancassidy.ca



UNB Psychological Wellness Centre


The Psychological Wellness Centre (PWC) is accepting referrals for children and youth with a variety of issues including behavioural problems, anxiety and depression.  We can offer psychological interventions directly with the children and also work with parents and families, depending on the nature of the presenting problems.  Youth may also be referred for psycho-educational assessments of learning problems.


​The fee for a one-hour therapy session is $20.00.  Fees for psycho-educational assessments range between $300 and $400 depending on their complexity.


Individuals who are interested in obtaining services for themselves or their children may call our main number 452-6301 and speak to our receptionist to make a referral.  You may receive a follow-up telephone call if further information is needed or if we feel that you or your child would be better served by a different service. 


Currently, the waiting list is approximately one year for psycho-educational assessments and up to 6 months for therapy sessions.  


Phone: (506) 452-6301

Email: pwc@unb.ca

​Website: unb.ca/fredericton/arts/centres/pwc/



Total Ability


Does your child struggle in school? Is the stress of home life wearing you down? Are you worried about your child’s development? We help children of all ages: infants, toddlers, school-age children, teens and youth.  A TOTAL ABILITY Occupational Therapist will visit your child at home, daycare, school or work.

Help is as close as your phone. Call us discuss your situation. 


Phone: (506) 847-0677 | 1-877-784-5353 (Toll-Free)

​Email: contact@totalability.ca

​Website: totalability.ca



Spotlight on Abilities


Spotlight on Abilities is a private occupational therapy service provided by Dinah Stocker.  Dinah has had over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.   She is registered with the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. 


640 Prospect St., Suite 106

Fredericton, NB  E3B 9M7 

​Phone: (506) 472-7768

​Email: info@spotlightonabilities.ca

​Website: www.spotlightonabilities.ca



​Elaine Rockwell - Speech Language Pathologist


Elaine Rockwell is a speech language pathologist working in the Fredericton area. She works with children, teenagers and adults who are on the Autism Spectrum. Because she is a privately operated speech-language pathologist, she tends to deal with people who have higher functioning autism spectrum disorders. When working with individuals on the autism spectrum she typically works on social language skills. Her services are provided in English.


212 Queen Street

Fredericton, NB

​Phone: (506) 457-6045



Licensed Clinical Psychologists


D'Entremont Psychological Services


D'Entremont Psychological Services provides quality psychological services for children, adolescents and their families.  No special referrals are necessary. Call to book an appointment.


Dr. Barbara D'Entremont​​

56 Lansdowne Street
Fredericton, NB

​Phone: (506) 999-3123

Website: barbara-dentremont.dyndns.org



McDonnell, Cartwright, & Associates


​Paul McDonnell, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in New Brunswick. In the past 20 years, he has taken a special interest in both assessment and intervention with children who have various forms of Autism Spectrum Disorders. He also specializes in developmental assessments, compliance with medical procedures, parenting issues, and behavioural treatment programs.


Hilary Cartwright, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. She provides assessment and intervention services to children, adolescents and their families who present with a broad range of concerns, including autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, disruptive behaviours, and mood and anxiety disorders. Additional interest and experience include parenting support and consultation for positive parenting practices and attachment issues.


212 Queen St., Suite 205

Fredericton, NB

​Phone: (506) 206-6200

​Website: www.paulmcdonnell.ca



Melissa Arseneau, Psychologist-Psychologue


Provides child, adolescent, family therapy and parenting consultation.


212 Queen St., Suite 205
Fredericton, NB

​Phone: (506) 455-0400

​Email: melissa.arseneau@rogers.com



Suzanne Durepos


281 Restigouche Road, Suite 213
Oromocto,  NB
Phone: 357-9724