Welcome to Autism Nova Scotia's Programs Blog !
Autism Nova Scotia offers a wide variety of programs for children, teen, adults with autism and their families. This blog aims to capture all the fun and excitement that takes place in Autism Nova Scotia’s social, recreation, and educational programs. This blog and its contents are created and updated by participants, volunteers and staff that directly work with our programs.
Camp Au-some is a family respite weekend retreat for families with a child or youth with autism to enjoy a weekend together at beautiful Camp Brigadoon. This camp is all inclusive and features valuable information sessions and fun camp activities for the whole family.
SLIDE brings teens (ages 14 and up) and adults with autism together through learning acting skills, partaking in performances and the social experiences that drama has to offer.
Teen and Adult Social Groups bring together teens (14 years old and up) and adults who would like to meet peers who are also on the Autism Spectrum. Outings and activities are chosen by participants. Supported by trained volunteers, groups are between 6-10 members.
The Ben James Autism Summer Camp is a recreation program for children and youth on the Autism Spectrum between the ages of 6-21 years. Each camper is supported with a 1:1 camper/counsellor ratio and activities are designed specifically with participants’ needs and interests in mind.
The Autism Arts program invites children, youth and young adults who are on the autism spectrum to explore art mediums through self-expression. The program creates an opportunity for new friendships to develop and participants to take part in a positive recreational experience within the community.
The Social Skills program follows UCLA’s PEERS model to support adults (18 yrs and up) with autism to develop and maintain friendship building skills. This is an interactive program with a parent assisted component that meets once a week for two hours for 14 weeks.
The Chat 'N' Chill event is a monthly event held in partnership with enactus Dalhousie. This monthly event is a social night for adults with autism to chat and meet new people.
Everyone is welcome. The event will be held in different locations around Halifax, each location will be advertised several weeks in advance of the event.
Autism Nova Scotia has started a Video Project Club, for adults with autism interested in creating short films. This club will meet weekly to work as a group to create storyboards, scripts, film and edit video projects monthly. These videos will be a part of Autism Nova Scotia’s ANSTV and will be launched through our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.
D&D Club Group will bring together adults with autism who share similar interests in fantasy and role-playing based games weekly to play D&D. Each group will be led by a Dungeon Master (DM) and supported by another volunteer. Groups will range in size from 3-5 participants.