Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism by providing information, resources, education, training, programs and activities in an autism-friendly environment throughout the Okanagan.



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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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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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


of adults with autism are unemployed

News & Events

Mom’s Nite Out with Barefoot Venus! May 11th, 2018

Moms – you deserve a nite out! Our very popular event in honour of our wonderful Moms living with autism happens Friday, May 11th. If you are a mom or primary caregiver of someone living with autism please come join us for an evening of great food and drink and company. We will have a raffle for some lovely prizes
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AOK is Hiring! Permanent Part-time Executive Director

Autism Okanagan Association Permanent Part-time Executive Director   The Executive Director will be the key management leader for Autism Okanagan Association (AOK). This is a contract position for 16 hours per week to start with a potential increase in hours as workload increases and budget permits. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Board Governance: Working with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s
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