Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism by providing programs and activities in an autism-friendly environment throughout the Okanagan.   To support and help individuals and families living with autism participate in community activities and events.  To support and help individuals and families living with autism navigate resources and information.


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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

Staying well with Coronavirus / COVID19

These documents were put together by our YAP leaders. Thanks Emily and Megan! Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus-1Download Coronavirus-InformationDownload My Plan for Staying Safe and Well during this timeDownload
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YAP Update – on hold but still supporting you!

Dear YAP members You have probably heard about Corona Virus , also known as COVID-19.  There is lots of talk about it on the news, and in social media.  You do not need to worry about it too much, but we all need to take care of ourselves so we don’t get sick.  We also don’t want to spread it to
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