Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism by providing programs and activities in an autism-friendly environment throughout the Okanagan.   To support and help individuals and families living with autism participate in community activities and events.  To support and help individuals and families living with autism navigate resources and information.


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About

In September 2013, Sue Noble, a teacher-librarian and mother of a teenage boy with autism, brought together a small group of parents and professionals to discuss the need for increasing employment opportunities for youth and adults with autism living in the Okanagan.
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Programs

We have a variety of programs to get involved in, including Adult and Kids Hockey Programs, Young Ambassadors, Mom’s Night Out, Sensitive Santa, and more. Watch for announcements of exciting new programs to be added.
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Resources

This one-stop resource centre lists service providers, agencies and non-profit organizations that individuals and families living with autism in the Okanagan may find helpful.
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1 in 68

children are currently diagnosed with autism

100% +

increase in prevalence of autism in last 10 years

80%

of adults with autism are unemployed



News & Events

Thank you to Re/Max for the generous donation

We recently received a generous gift of $2500 from the Re/Max Realtors’ Legacy Fund. This will help us continue providing support and programs in the Okanagan. Their generosity is greatly appreciated!
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YAP January Schedule (updated Jan 16th)

Here is the schedule for YAP (see our program page for information about this group and past schedules) for December – as always check your email for details and changes.   If you have questions or are interested in joining YAP please email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca 1          YAP Cancelled. 8          Dungeons and Dragons. 15        Guest Speaker Joanne Poole Discussion on friendship and dating skills.  22        Public skating.
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