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

YAP – on line activities for June

Here is the YAP June online schedule: June 3 – Board game night June 10 – Cooking lesson June 17 – Dungeons and Dragons   June 24 – Trivia night All events will start at 6:30pm on “Discord” . Email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca for details
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YAP – on line activities for May

All events will start at 6:30pm on “Discord” . Email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca for details Here is the May 2020 schedule: 6 – Online Board Game Night 13 – TV show (Good Doctor or Atypical) 20 – Trivia Night 27 – TBA (To Be Announced) 
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