Recent News & Events


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 19 to August 23:

Monday: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Office open; Drop-In, ALL ages)

Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Office open, Drop-In, ALL ages)

Wednesday: 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm (Office open)
9:00am to 1:00pm (Drop-In, ALL ages)

Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Office open, Drop-In, ALL ages)
9:00am to 1:00pm (Drop-In, ALL ages)

Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Office open)













Recent News & Events

Autos for Autism Car Show

August 24 2019

-- 10:00am to 3:00pm --Come out and see some beautiful vintage vehicles at the A...

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Bell Aliant Barbecue

August 28 2019

-- 11:30am - 3:00pm  --   Sobeys New Minas-- Bell Aliant New Minas is ...

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Another "Super Sibling Day"!

September 29 2019

“Super Sibling Day” is a special day camp organized by the Annapolis...

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