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

YAP – on line activities for December

Hi everyone, Here is the December schedule: December 2 – Dungeons and Dragons December 9 – Cooking lesson December 16 – Employment Info Night December 23 – Christmas Trivia Night December 30 – New Years reflections, goals, and photo contest Last week we all discussed and agreed upon an online Code of Conduct: Online Code of Conduct ·        No swearing ·        Take
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YAP – on line activities for November

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their Fall. Here is the November schedule. Watch your email for reminders and details: November 4 – Online Dungeons and Dragons Mad Mage November 11 – Cancelled due to Remembrance Day November 18 – Online EXIT room November 25 – Online Board Games Have a great weekend! Megan and Emily Email yapleader@autismokanagan.ca for details
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