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  • “Autism is a part of my child, it’s not everything he is.  My child is so much more than a diagnosis.” – S.L. Coelho

  • “I am different, not less.” – Temple Grandin

  • “If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” – Margaret Meade

  • “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Author Unknown

  • “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.” – Whoopi Goldberg

Latest Blog Posts

Tips for Christmas Break

Christmas break has begun! As wonderful as it is to spend extra time as a family over the holidays, we have to remember that for our kiddos, Christmas break also brings with it a break in the routine, structure and predictability that goes along with the regular school day...

Book Review: Make Social Learning Stick!

I am so pleased to introduce you to a brand new book by Elizabeth A. Sautter, author of Whole Body Listening Larry at School, and Whole Body Listening Larry at Home. I am a big fan of the Whole Body Listening books so I was very excited to hear of Sautter’s newest...

Okanagan Family Autism Connection on ShawTV

Many thanks to ShawTV for their recent feature on the Okanagan Family Autism Connection and the upcoming Autism Speaks Walk that's happening this Sunday! Check out the video below and meet our Director, Deanna, and hear her heart behind this project.  
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Vernon's 5th Annual Autism Awareness Walk and BBQ

April 22, 2018, 1:00pm - April 22, 2018, 5:00pm

Please join us for the 5th Annual Autism Awareness Walk in Polson Park! We will have lots of family fun including: ~BBQ ~Food ~Music ~Face Paint ~Balloon animals ~Mini Golf ~Bouncy Castle ~Face Painting More details will be shared closer to the event! Please SHARE this page to friends and family! We need your help to spread the word 🙂 Brought to you by: ~NONA Child Development Center ~North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) ~Sky High Professional Group ~Okanagan Boys and Girls Club A BIG thank you to our sponsors that have helped make this event possible: ~105.7 SUN FM ~Sleeman's ~Okangan Springs ~Vernon Kia Dodge ~Cobb's Bread Bakery

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