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

Central Okanagan Wildcats and Wild to Host Special Hockey Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Kelowna, BC, March 19, 2018)–   The Central Okanagan Wildcats and Wild are thrilled to host the 9th annual Special Hockey Tournament in Kelowna March 30&31, 2018 at the Rutland Arena. The Central Okanagan Wildcats Special Hockey program was founded by Phil von Unruh in 2006 to give children and youth with autism and other developmental disabilities the
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Job Opportunity – Pacific Autism Family Network – Spoke Manager, Kelowna, BC

Pacific Autism Family Network is hiring! Spoke Manager, Kelowna, BC (Full-time Position) The Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) is a charitable organization, with a mandate to serve the lifespan needs of individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and all related disorders. With a vision to break down the barriers to access across the province, the PAFN has collaborated
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