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

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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Sensitive Santa is Back!

DON’T MISS SANTA’S SPECIAL APPEARANCE Sensitive Santa is coming to Kelowna for the 3rd year in a row and now expanding into Vernon Autism Okanagan in partnership with Tracey and Quincy Vrecko are excited to bring Sensitive Santa back to the Okanagan for these special Santa visits. Sensitive Santa is a special program for for families with children living on
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