History of Autism Nova Scotia
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Autism Nova Scotia (formerly the Provincial Autism Centre) was founded in October of 2002, and was the vision of Joan and Jack Craig
, parents of an adult son with autism. The prior year, the Craig Foundation endowed a medical research Chair in Autism at Dalhousie University in Halifax, the first of its kind in Canada. The establishment of the Jack and Joan Craig Research Chair in Autism was a vital first step towards fostering new knowledge, improved diagnosis and improved services people with autism in Nova Scotia and beyond.
The vision that fostered Autism Nova Scotia is a personal one. The Craigs sought to reach out to parents and families in a practical way to help address their need for information, and equally important, to provide a supportive environment where parents and people with autism may go to find the resources and services they need.