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Autism Nova Scotia

  Autism Nova Scotia strives to build community capacity to enhance understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of families and individuals living with ASD across the province.

We are a community-based organization that fosters understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout Nova Scotia.
  http://www.autismnovascotia.ca Contact : Email: info@autismns.ca
Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services

  NS Early Childhood Development Intervention Services (ECDIS) provide province-wide specialized services to families of young children between birth and school entry, who either have a biological risk for or a diagnosis of, developmental delay. Consultation, information, support and services designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family are delivered in the child’s home and may extend to community based programs. Services emphasize the enhancement of skills and abilities through planned interactions to promote child development and family capacity.
Schools Plus Program

  The services provided at each Schools Plus site will respect and address the unique needs of the community.

Each site has a regional advisory committee with representation from various government departments such as Justice, Community Services, Education, and Health and Wellness. The advisory committees help identify gaps in services or resources and help come up with solutions.
Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options

  The Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options, a not-for-profit Agency, provides residential support for children and adults with disabilities. The Agency exists to enhance each person’s potential to live, work and socialize within the community in the least restrictive, most inclusive manner.
  http://www.yacro.com Contact : Tel: 902-742-9258 or Email: info@yacro.com
Sensory Friendly Screenings

  Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada is delighted to present Sensory Friendly Screenings. This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country.

These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment. These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM. Ticket price is the child admission price for any guests attending these screenings.

Tickets will be available the Tuesday prior to the screening date.

To confirm locations, please click your local theatre’s webpage to see Sensory Friendly showtimes. Please note that participating locations are subject to change due to the availability of films in markets.

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