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South West

South West

Regional Autism Centre

At the South West Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia, we provide service navigation, programming, and family support to Autistic individuals/individuals with autism in Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne counties.

Our chapter promotes education and acceptance and provides an inclusive, non-judgmental atmosphere where our members can participate in rewarding social activities and programs that may otherwise not be possible.

In collaboration with community partners, Autism Nova Scotia’s South West Chapter is proud to offer various programs and supports to our region, including:

• Caregiver Support Group
• Art Night
• Autism Arts
• YACRO Summer Respite Day Camp
• Sensory Room
• Lending Library
• Person Directed Planning Program
• Adaptive Swim Lessons
• Adult Recreation Program
• Try-It Sports


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101 Water Street
Yarmouth NS B5A 4P4


Jessica Stichler


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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