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Annapolis Valley

Annapolis Valley

Regional Autism Centre

The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia provides support, networking, and social learning opportunities to Autistic individuals, persons with autism, and their families and loved ones. We strive to promote education about autism, service navigation, and provide an inclusive, fun, non-judgmental atmosphere where our members can participate in rewarding programs and social activities.

Autism Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley Chapter is proud to offer various programs and supports to our region:

  • Summer day camp for ages 5-21 (school age)
  • Music Therapy sessions for children from ages 5 to 18
  • Therapeutic horseback riding
  • Teen social groups for middle school/high school students
  • Adult social groups offered to individuals no longer attending high school
  • Super Siblings social group for siblings of autistic individuals
  • Family events
  • Lending Library

In addition to the local social programs listed above, we also offer province-wide programming at our centre including:

• Family Support & Resource Navigation
• Healthy Relationships Sexuality & Autism
• Employment Supports & Programming
• Post-Secondary Autism Support Services

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Regional Autism Centre - Kentville

2 Calkin Drive
Kentville NS B4N 3V7


Shauna Jacobs



Regional Autism Centre - Kingston

565 Main Street
Kingston NS B0P 1R0


Laura Fiander-Hayne


Chapter News

2022 Sheelagh Nolan Award Recipient

The Sheelagh Nolan Award for Excellence in Teaching is a prestigious award that honours the devotion and perseverance of the late Sheelagh Nolan. Sheelagh was an active contributor to many school and community causes. Sheelagh’s son, Patrick, is on the Autism Spectrum and was always Sheelagh’s greatest inspiration. With this award, we celebrate her legacy…

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Annual General Meeting

Autism Nova Scotia’s 2022 Annual General Meeting took place via Zoom on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm (AST). View our 2021-2022 AGM video here!

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