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

In Fond Memory Of Ian Wright, Longtime WildCats & Wild Manager

It is with heavy hearts that the WildCats and Wild Special Hockey teams, and everyone at the Autism Okanagan Association, say goodbye to the team’s long-time Manager, Ian Wright. Since the beginning of the WildCats Special Hockey team, 13 years ago, Ian had been a staple around the program. Initially introduced to the team by his brother Brendan, Ian volunteered
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YAP – on line activities for June

Here is the YAP June online schedule: June 3 – Board game night June 10 – Cooking lesson June 17 – Dungeons and Dragons   June 24 – Trivia night All events will start at 6:30pm on “Discord” . Email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca for details
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