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.


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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

Autism Adventures trips for Okanagan Families

Autism Adventures Coming soon: Our newest board member, Rob Zoppi and his wife Keri Zoppi of Kelowna are excited to be sharing their new program, Autism Adventures, with the Okanagan. They realized that many families of autism do not go on family vacations outside the area they live. This can limit opportunities for exploring and visiting new places. Autism Adventures
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YAP update – next events

Upcoming Events planned for the Young Ambassadors Program: May 21, 2019: We are excited to have the YMCA speaking about the programs/opportunities they provide. We will be meeting at their office for the talk. Parents, caregivers and anyone else who wants to know what the YMCA Connects program is about are welcome and encouraged to attend with you! Time: 6:30pm
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