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Cape Breton Region

Cape Breton Region

Regional Autism Centre

The Cape Breton Region Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia offers programs and services to support autistic individuals and their families. Our Chapter supports the Victoria and Cape Breton Counties of Cape Breton Island.

Autism Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Chapter is proud to offer various programs and supports to our region, including:

Summer Camp AU-some
Social & Community Inclusion Program
Chat ‘N’ Chill Program
AU-some Connections
Taikwando in partnership with Island Martial Arts
Community Respite & Recreation

In addition to the local social programs listed above, we also offer province-wide programming that may be in person at our centre and/or virtually through Zoom including:

AutismWorks LaunchPad Sydney
Career Quest; EmploymentWorks
Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and Autism
Virtual Club
Employment Support Group

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282 George Street (2nd floor)
Sydney NS B1P 1J6


Samantha Gascoyne


Chapter News

Promoting Movement

Movement is important for every stage of development and helps promote an active lifestyle. Fundamental movements can boost mood, improve cognitive ability, and support better sleep. The QuickStart team has 10 movement tips to help you break out of hibernation: If you want to learn more about QuickStart Nova Scotia or have questions, email us at or call…

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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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Our Events

Autism Acceptance Month

Hosts: Truro, Annapolis Valley, Bedford-Sackville, Cape Breton Region, Cumberland County, Pictou County, Halifax, South Shore, South West, Strait Area Province-Wide

Types: Advocacy, Campaign, Special Events

During the month of April, we encourage communities across the province to show their support for Autism Nova Scotia. Through our programs and services, we are empowering autistic individuals/individuals with…

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