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

Work for Autism Okanagan – Summer Student Intern Position!

Autism Okanagan Summer Intern Position (Canada Summer Jobs Project # 015592660) Autism Okanagan is looking for a summer intern to help make a difference in the lives of people with autism and their families. A portion of the position will involve working to develop and improve our social media presence through Facebook and newsletters, assisting with updating & maintaining our website,
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Get Ready…Get Safe…Go!

 The University of British Columbia Okanagan and Autism Okanagan Association along with the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (with support from The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research) are proud to present: GET READY … GET SAFE … GO! A Symposium for Supporting Safe and Active Recreation for Okanagan Families Living with Autism.
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