Based in St Andrews, we are one of 9 autism resource centres in NB and are open year round providing advice, guidance and support to parents, families, friends, professionals and young people within the autistic spectrum. If you would like further information, support or just an opportunity to talk through difficulties you may be facing from living with or supporting a young person with autism please do not hesitate to call, email or drop into the centre.
Dragonfly Centre for Autism Inc is a registered Canadian charity serving the needs of children and families living in Charlotte County who are affected by autism.
Our mission is to "Support individuals who have autism towards self-realization and emotional confidence by offering gentle guidance and opportunity through expressive therapies and the surrounding environment"
Dragonfly operates with one part-time paid administrative staff person under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors from various parts of Charlotte County. Our unique and highly specialized music and art therapy summer camp programs delivered by trained autism specialists have enriched the lives of approximately 60 students since our incorporation in 2005. The ever-increasing ratio of individuals being diagnosed with the neurological disorder of autism has fueled a greater demand for broader support services in this area. Dragonfly has addressed this increased need by expanding the range of services it can offer and opened a year round resource centre at 239 Water St., St. Andrews, as an addition to the successful summer camp program operating at Indian Point in St. Andrews.
The St. Andrews Resource Centre is very central and readily accessible from all points in Charlotte County, including the Isles, and focuses on support and education through coffee meetings, seminars, workshops, lending library & teaching aid services and referral services.
The Dragonfly centre aims not only to help children and their families whom are affected by autism but also to raise awareness within the community. We do this through regular public events such as markets and seasonal promotions as well as offering presentations to service groups, club and town councils. We also have an information bank of autism workers for families that would like specialist help or support.