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.


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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

Arion Farm Junior Volunteers – Friends, Farm, Family and Fun!

Local teen Kayla, and her friend Kylah, were part of the Junior Volunteer Program at Arion Therapeutic Farm and became friends through it!   Hi I’m Kayla. I’ve been coming to Arion since January 2017, and I was part of the Junior Volunteer Program this summer. Arion has always been a safe place for me. Being around the animals always
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A Family’s Recount of the 2017 Okanagan Dream Rally!

  A Family’s Recount of the 2017 Okanagan Dream Rally! Contributed by Erin Cooper When my boys heard about the Dream Rally a year ago they thought it sounded amazing. Super Cars- Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, McLarens and more. The chance to not only see these cars up close but to possibly be a co-pilot in one of these cars and
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