To improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with autism by providing programs and activities in an autism-friendly environment that facilitates friendship and community.
To support and help individuals and families living with autism participate in community activities and events.
Thank you for supporting Autism Okanagan
With your ongoing generous support, we will be able to continue to provide programs for those living with autism in our community.
Visit our Programs and Events Page to see what we do!
AUTISM OKANAGAN ASSOCIATION – ESTABLISHED 2013
Programs & Events
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.read more
1 in 68
children are currently diagnosed with autism
increase in prevalence of autism in last 10 years
of adults with autism are unemployed
News & Events
Youth and Adult Program (YAP)
Changes are underway for YAP – our Youth and Adult social program for ages 19 and over We will be pausing YAP at the end of February 2023 as we re-organize due to a change in leadership and limits of funding. However, we will be excited to see you all when we start up again in mid April – seeRead More
AOK Charity Golf Classic 2022 August 12
Join us at the first annual Autism Okanagan Charity Golf Classic! Get a TicketRead More
“So much fun to watch the Kelowna Wildcats Hockey Team. It’s a great mix of kids of all ages and abilities and they just get out there and have such a good time.”
“I finally found a place where I can relax and just be me.”
Young Ambassadors Participant (YAP)
“Since joining YAP, my daughter has gone from feeling isolated and depressed to having friends who come over for dinner, go out to movies, and even sleep over. She feels connected to a peer community for the first time in years.”
“Thank you to Tracey and Quincy Vrecko and all the volunteers for organizing Sensitive Santa. This is the first time my 7 year old daughter has visited Santa since she was 3 months old. What a wonderful event.”
“The Fall Family Picnic was awesome. My son rode a horse for the first time. I liked that it was a collaboration between AOK, CAN and ASBC! And Arion Farm rocks, what a wonderful safe place for kids.”