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

YAP update – next events

Upcoming Events planned for the Young Ambassadors Program: April 23, 2019: TBA – frisbee golf … or ultimate frisbee .. or coffee shop meeting with discussions on the May 5th Autism walk, and  how to increase Autism awareness  **watch for Megan’s email** April 30, 2019: Driving Range – Kelowna Family Golf May 7, 2019: Dungeons and Dragons May 14, 2019:
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Come Meet Us at the Autism Walk Kelowna May 5, 2019

We will be at the Autism Walk in Kelowna at Ben Lee Park on May 5th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Come and meet us to learn about our programs and plans to further support people and families of all ages living with Autism in the Okanagan.  … and we want to hear from you! Do you have any ideas
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