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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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16 Military Road
Sydney NS B1N 3K6


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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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