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We are very fortunate in Pictou County to have a chapter of Autism Nova Scotia in our community, serving as a resource centre for individuals with autism, and provide support to their families. 

The group is very active in the community, and an incredible resource. If you are considering a move to Pictou County, and one of your children have autism, they can be a welcomed resource as you consider practice and bringing your family to our community. We are so fortunate to have this resource for families in the surrounding area to serve the needs of those living with autism in rural Nova Scotia.

Learn more about the Pictou County Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia:
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, which affects 1 in 68 people throughout the world. The condition appears to be more common among males. ASD can include any of the following:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
  • Learning Disorder
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Social, Behavioural and Sensory Differences

The Pictou County Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia is a resource centre that guides individual/families to services which help manage and cope.

  • Early Intervention
  • Medical/Mental Health
  • Education
  • Recreation
  • Programs
  • Respite

The Centre also offers a variety of programs.

  • Swimming
  • Skating
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Challenger Baseball
  • Summer Camp through Highland Community Residential Services
  • Summer Camp and Activities at the Centre and throughout the Community
  • Parent Support Group
  • Chat N Chill Group for Adults with ASD

Each year the Chapter participates in “Walk the Walk for Autism”, which takes place at GR Saunders Elementary School in Stellarton. It is a family day with many activities along with a silent auction and includes a short walk, in which participants raise funds for the organization. There are also many business sponsors that contribute. This year the Chapter raised $70,000; these proceeds stay within Pictou County and benefit those with Autism.

The Resource Centre is located at 115 MacLean Street, New Glasgow, and can be reached at 902 695 5505, or by dropping in Monday 5-9; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-1:30

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