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Host Chapter: Cape Breton Region Categories: Parents and Caregivers

AU-Some Connections Play N’ Learn

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AU-some Connections is a safe and confidential gathering to provide support and shared experiences to family and those that care for loved ones on the autism spectrum.

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Ages/Life Stage:

Play N’ Learn is a social/support program for caregivers and their littles, aged 5 and under with a diagnosis, provisional diagnosis, or expected diagnosis of autism.


The program runs Wednesday mornings, 10:15 am -11:30 am at our Autism Resource Centre located at 282 George Street in Sydney.

We sometimes meet in the community if desired by participants, i.e. playgrounds, Play Palace, swimming pools, etc.

Registration & Fees

The cost of the program is $5 per session. You may pay by cash upon arrival. This fee contributes to the costs incurred to have a staff available, and to provide play materials, snacks, refreshments etc.

Drop ins welcome, pre-registration not required.
Registration forms may be filled and payment received upon arrival at the program.


New friends are always welcome at our AU-Some Connections Play N’ Learn program!

What to expect:

  • Play and have fun in an open and safe environment
  • Connect with other parents/caregivers
  • Learn and connect with other community resources
  • Share experiences and advice

Caregivers are required to stay during the play session. A program facilitator and Autism Support Coordinator are present at each session to help engage participants and support. Siblings are welcome.


Sam Gascoyne, Autism Support Coordinator

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