Autism Nova Scotia

Registered Name: PAC Autism Nova Scotia Society

Business Number: 891950305RR0001

About Autism Nova Scotia

Founded in 2002, Autism Nova Scotia (formally known as the Provincial Autism Centre) is a non-profit, registered charity located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Autism Nova Scotia was the original vision of Joan and Jack Craig, parents of an adult son with autism. Today, Autism Nova Scotia supports individuals with autism, their families, educators, healthcare professionals and researchers throughout Nova Scotia.

Autism Nova Scotia provides information materials, research assistance, a variety of program opportunities and a friendly atmosphere to support our members in their desire to understand autism. We offer assistance to individuals with autism so that they can live full and rich lives.
 
Support Means Success
Autism Nova Scotia supports individuals with autism, their families, educators, healthcare professionals and researchers. We provide information materials, research assistance and a friendly atmosphere to support our members in their desire to understand autism. With an improved understanding, they can make informed decisions for a positive impact on their own lives or the person in their care with autism. By providing parents and people with autism with information that can help them seek more effective therapy and support options, a teacher with a strategy that can foster better inclusion in the classroom, or an autistic adult with leads to an employment opportunity, greater successes for individuals with autism and their caregivers can be achieved. That is why, at Autism Nova Scotia, we believe that support means success.

Our Vision

A world where all people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can live their lives fully.
 
Our Mandate
 
We are a community-based organization that fosters understanding, acceptance, and collaborative approaches for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders throughout Nova Scotia. 
 

Our Programs & Services

» Robert Craig Autism Resource Centre
» Ben James Autism Summer Camp
» Autism Works Employment Program
» The Promise of a Pearl Program
» Teen & Adult Social Programs
» Autism Arts
» Life-skills Program
» Pre-Vocational training sessions 
» Education and Advocacy
» Parent Information and Support
» Newly Diagnosed Information Kits
» Autistic Self Advocacy Council: ASAC-NS
» Autistics Aloud Quarterly Newsletter
» Family Respite Weekend Retreats 
» Educational conferences & training

What People Are Saying

"Support Means Success"

— Autism Nova Scotia, Read More

"“Our kids have a lot of fun with Autism Arts knowing that some of their friends will be there. It helps build their confidence.” "

— Parent, Read More

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