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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!

Independent Fundraising

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

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

To get started on your fundraiser, fill out the form below, and we will give you all the information and resources you need.

If you have any questions before filling out our form, contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at


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 Manager at

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 5-7 business days for a response from either Caitlyn Temple, our Recreation Manager or Kathleen Watson, our Program Director.

Please note: Student 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.