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About Us

Autism Connections Fredericton (ACF) is a locally based non-profit organization committed to helping individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their family, friends, and professionals working with them in the Fredericton area. We provide free access to referrals, resources, support, education, and outreach services to our members and the public.

We have a lending library for members with ASD related books and videos on topics such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Sensory Processing Issues, Communication, and Social Skills Training. Our lending library also includes toys and games as well as educational software and materials.

our mission

Autism Connections Fredericton Inc. (ACF) is a registered charity dedicated to providing social supports, public education, advocacy, material resources, programs, activities, and evidenced-based information for persons with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and their communities. ACF serves the greater Fredericton region.

  • On-site resources include a lending library for information, books, videos, toys, and other educational resource materials.
  • Social support is provided through special events and activities such as teen nights, Halloween party, Christmas party, winter sleigh ride and more.
  • ACF hosts educational evenings where members can learn about topics relevant to them such as the disability tax credit, therapeutic horseback riding and presentations from other organizations on the services that they offer. ACF also sets up information booths and delivers presentations around our community.
  • Autism Registry in partnership with the Fredericton Police Force.


ACF also offers:

1. A public computer workstation.
2. Laminating, printing, and binding for members.
3. A meeting area which could accommodate up to 40 persons for workshops and seminars.

Board of Directors

Executive Board
Chair: Paul McDonnell
Vice Chair: Kim MacKeigan
Treasurer: Trisha Fournier-Hoyt
Secretary: Liz McDonnell

Members at Large
Barb D’Entremont
Judy McKinney

​Greg Forsythe​

Monique Lavigne

Ginette Hannan

Katie Hammell 

Our Staff

Rick Hutchins

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Executive Director

Email: acf@nb.aibn.com

Jennifer Hunter

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Opportunities Development Manager

​Email: jhunter.acf@outlook.com