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.



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

Sensitive Santa is Here!

Sensitive Santa is HERE! Sensitive Santa is here in Kelowna for its 4th year in a row! Autism Okanagan in partnership with Tracey and Quincy Vrecko are excited to bring Sensitive Santa back to the Okanagan for these special Santa visits. Sensitive Santa is a special program for families with children living on the autism spectrum.  These Santa visits are set in
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Autism Okanagan Annual General Meeting Notice

  Notice of Autism Okanagan’s Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting is Monday, September 17, 2018 at the New Kelowna PAFN Spoke Office at #200 2000 Spall Road in Kelowna! Sign in starts at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments! Please consider attending. More information please contact us at info@autismokanagan.ca OR 250.826.7051 See you there!
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