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.

Mission Statement

 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.  

We Offer:

  • We offer on-site resources include a lending library for information, books, toys, and other educational resource materials.
  • A One-On-One Tutoring Program for Students with ASD
  • Social support is provided through special events and activities such as Chat 'N' Chill (autistic adult hang out), a Parent Support Group, Halloween party, Christmas party, and more.
  • Recreational programs such as Camp Marvel, Tumbling,  Tae Kwon Do, and art classes. 
  • 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.

ACF Also Offers:

  • Laminating, printing, and binding for members. 
  • 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 

Amberee Hardy 

Samantha Landry 

Mike Elliot

Our Staff


Rick Hutchins

Makenna O'Dell

Makenna O'Dell

Executive Director



Makenna O'Dell

Makenna O'Dell

Makenna O'Dell

Special Events and Fundamental Development Coordinator



Summer Staff

Makenna O'Dell

Summer Staff

Amanda Parker

Ana Gaeva

Alyssa Boudreau 

Hannah Cameron

Megan McGuigan

Laura Fisher

Olivia Harrington