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For more than 20 years, Autism Nova Scotia has been supporting autistic individuals, their families and caregivers with vital resources, programs and services. Learn how you can help!

Special Events

Best of Local

Each year, Autism Nova Scotia presents Best of Local, a fundraising gala dinner celebrating the best in our community. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lynn Stewart-Yuill.

Walk YOUR Way

Visit the Walk Your Way For Autism website to get involved in our signature community event!

Independent Fundraising

Are you looking to host an event in your community to support Autism Nova Scotia? We are excited to have your support and work together!

Every dollar raised by your fundraiser makes an impact in your community and further builds acceptance and inclusion for Autistic individuals and their loved ones.

Before you start your fundraiser, fill out the form below, and we will give you all the information and resources you need.

*Involvement of any Autism Nova Scotia staff will be decided at our discretion based on availability, location and nature of the fundraiser.

If you have any questions before filling out our form, please contact Alyson Greeno.


As a non-profit organization, Autism Nova Scotia relies on the generous gift of time from our many volunteers to run our important programs, hold our successful fundraising events, create policies for change at the volunteer board level and much, much more.

Our programs could not run without the help of our wonderful volunteers. We train all of our volunteers with best practice strategies for supporting Autistic individuals.

“Volunteering at ANS is incredible, and you get to meet so many exceptional people on the spectrum. I don’t think any other experience is as fun either, I always look forward to my volunteer nights!” – Volunteer

*Volunteer Applications are currently closed as all of our yearly programming is ending for the summer months. Please come back in August 2024 when applications re-open for Fall volunteering.

For information on volunteering with Autism Nova Scotia, contact Caitlyn Temple.

To get involved as a volunteer at Regional Autism Centre outside of HRM, please contact your local regional autism centre.

Student placements

Autism Nova Scotia is thrilled to support student learning from a variety of disciplines. If you are a student interested in doing your placement with our organization, please review and complete the application below.

Application Form

*Please allow 7-10 business days for a response from either Caitlyn Temple, our Recreation Manager or Kathleen Watson, our Program Director. This time is to allow us to review the application to determine what the next steps are, as well as to ensure that Autism Nova Scotia has capacity to host a placement student.

Please note: Student Placements are not guaranteed as we must first ensure that we have staff capacity to supervise the student as well as an appropriate placement; depending on the needs and requirements of the placement.

Applications can sometimes take up to a month to be completed, as Autism Nova Scotia requires a Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Understanding Autism Training (provided by Autism Nova Scotia) prior to starting placement.

Only applications submitted at least a month prior to the anticipated start date of the placement will be considered.