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Family Support Services

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Autism Nova Scotia’s Inclusion & Family Support team helps individuals on the autism spectrum and their families navigate support and services at the local and provincial level. We also provide advocacy for families and individuals to access services.

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Ages/Life Stage Supported:

Parents & Caregivers of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum


Our Inclusion & Family Support teams offer one-on-one support across the lifespan, including: understanding the diagnosis process, transition to-and-from school, peer support, respite services, advocacy and much more.

Family Support Services may also include:
• Public Education & Information Sessions
• School & Community Support
• Support Calls & Meetings
• Services & Program Navigation
• System Navigation
• Advocacy Support

Community-Based Support

Our Inclusion Team works to promote education, acceptance, and inclusion across the province.

Community Inclusion services include:
• Working in partnership with community
• Collaborating on Provincial Education Sessions
• Transition support and services
• Delivering presentations for schools and other community organizations and partners

Local Support:

You can connect with a Regional Autism Centre to speak with an Autism Support Coordinator in your local area:

Annapolis Valley Chapter Centres
Cape Breton Region Chapter Centre
Cumberland County Chapter Centre
Pictou County Chapter Centre
South Shore Chapter Centre
South West Chapter Centre
Strait Area Chapter Centre
Truro Chapter Centre


Jill Cormier, Inclusion & Family Support Coordinator

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