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

YAP update – next events

Upcoming Events planned for the Young Ambassadors Program: June 11, 2019: Exploring Music Evening – using various instruments June 18, 2019: Outdoor sports – badminton etc June 26 **WEDNESDAY** , 2019: Lawn bowling lesson at the Kelowna club City Park Summer Events?  TBA. We are not sure if this program will run in July and August… or if we will
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Autism Adventures trips for Okanagan Families

Autism Adventures Coming soon: Our newest board member, Rob Zoppi and his wife Keri Zoppi of Kelowna are excited to be sharing their new program, Autism Adventures, with the Okanagan. They realized that many families of autism do not go on family vacations outside the area they live. This can limit opportunities for exploring and visiting new places. Autism Adventures
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