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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 Amanda Alexander.

Walk YOUR Way for Autism

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

Host an Event!

The first step is to check out our Independent Community Fundraising Guidelines. In this manual, you will find everything you need to know!  We even have a full page of ideas to get those creative juices flowing if you don’t know what to do. 

Once you have your ideas rolling, we ask you to complete our Independent Community Fundraising Agreement and submit it to our Community Engagement Coordinator, Ciaran Roxburgh. Once you have completed and submitted your form, please wait to hear back before finalizing any of your event plans. 

Once you’ve heard back from us, the fun begins! Our Independent Community Fundraising Guidelines are where you will find tips on everything, such as reducing your expenses, marketing your event, tracking, and recording your earnings, and submitting your donation. 

Every fundraising dollar big or small, goes on to make a huge impact in further building acceptance and inclusion. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.  


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

Apply to Volunteer! 

For information on volunteering with Autism Nova Scotia, contact Caitlyn Temple, Recreation and Respite Coordinator at

To get involved as a volunteer at Regional Autism Centre in your community, please contact your local chapter.

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 5-7 business days for a response from our Student Intake Coordinator.