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 October 15th. to October 19th.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Office open)
2:00pm to 4:00pm (Drop-In, ALL ages)

Wednesday: 9:00pm to 1:00pm (Office open, Drop-In ALL ages)

Thursday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (Office open, Drop-In, ALL ages)

Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm (Office open, Drop-In, ALL ages)


Recent News & Events

Halloween Party

October 28 2018

1:00pm to 3:00pm --- Fun, Food + Crafts!  All ages welcome.​Pre-registrat...

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How to Use Positive Behavioural Supports to Change Behaviour

October 29 2018

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

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Needs Survey

October 31 2018

​NEEDS SURVEY 2018  --- ​The Annapolis Valley Chapter of Autism No...

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Bake Sale + Ticket Auction

November 24 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm ---Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Ticket Auction...

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