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Autism Nova Scotia - Worktopia


                 Understanding - Acceptance - Inclusion

Autism Nova Scotia strives to build community capacity to enhance understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of families and individuals living with ASD across the province.

Founded in 2002, Autism Nova Scotia (ANS) 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, ANS 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.




Worktopia is a new, federally funded project designed to improve the employment futures of youth and young adults ages 15-29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they transition from high school to independent adulthood.

As part of the Economic Action Plan 2014, The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada were provided with $11.4 million over 4 years to set-up, implement and evaluate a network of pre-employment training programs in five regions across Canada.

Worktopia aims to provide meaningful opportunities for individuals with ASD to explore their interests and abilities in a wide variety of community and workplace settings, while developing the skills necessary for greater independence and future employment success.



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