Recent News & Events


About Us:

The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia began as the Valley Autism Support Team (or V.A.S.T.) in 1996.  In 2012 V.A.S.T joined with Autism Nova Scotia in order to work together to enhance programs and services in the Annapolis Valley. The Chapter is led by a group of dedicated volunteers and has now expanded to serve over 250 families.

Programs in the Annapolis Valley Chapter include: Summer Day Camp, Preschool Playgroup, Social Groups for School-Age Children, Teens and Adults, Therapeutic Riding, Social Skills, Swimming, and much more.   The Chapter also regularly hosts family events, parent support groups, educational workshops and information sessions.  In February 2015 the Chapter opened an Autism Centre in Kingston (565 Main St.) which houses a sensory gym, a calming room and a resource library.  Families and school groups are welcome to drop in during regular office hours.

.For all inquiries please contact our office 902-242-2019 or

Autism Centre HOURS for the week of August 13 to 17:

Monday: 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 5:00pm
 (Office open; Drop-In All ages)

Tuesday: 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 5:00pm
 (Office open; Drop-In All ages)

Wednesday: 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 5:00pm
 (Office open; Drop-In ALL ages)

Thursday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
 (Office open; Drop-In All ages)

Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pn and 3:30pm to 5:00pm
 (Office open; Drop-In All ages)







Recent News & Events

Autos for Autism

August 25 2018

Come out and see some beautiful vintage vehicles at the Annapolis Valley Chapter...

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Quiet Hour - Touch A Truck

September 1 2018

11:30am to 12:30pmThe Berwick Gala Days is hosting a Quiet Hour Touch a Truck Ev...

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Quiet Zone - Berwick Gala Days Parade

September 3 2018

The Berwick Gala Days will be reserving the first 15 metres of the Gala Days Gra...

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How to Use Positive Behavioural Supports to Change Behaviour

September 24 2018

6:00pm to 8:00pm ~~Info Session: HOW to USE POSITIVE BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORTS t...

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