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.



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

Community Sports Hero Awards – Congratulations Phil Von Unruh

Congratulations to our Community Sports Hero Phil Von Unruh! Autism Okanagan is celebrating our board member Phil Von Unruh for being recognized as a Community Sports Hero via Pacific Sport Okanagan. This award is to honour his years of volunteerism for both hockey and Special Olympics.  Well done Phil! Thank you for your dedication to these athletes.
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YAP February Schedule

Here is the upcoming schedule for YAP (see our program page for information about this group and past schedules) – as always check your email for details and changes.   If you have questions or are interested in joining YAP please email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca Here is the February 2020 schedule: Feb 5 – Dungeons and Dragons. 6:30-8:30pm at the Martin Center. Feb
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