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Our Team

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Cynthia Carroll, CFRE | Executive Director
Glenna Paynter-Parsons | Executive Assistant
Jade Ok, MBA, CPA, CMA | Finance Officer

Autistics Aloud

Patricia George-Zwicker | Editor

​Community Outreach & Family Support:

Vicki Harvey | Community Outreach Coordinator
Melissa Myers | Respite Coordinator
Jenny Tyler | Family Support


Robyn Bradshaw | Development Officer
Colin MacDonald | Marketing & Events Coordinator
Marc Muschler | Communications & Public Relations Coordinator
Kristie Pettipas | Events & Communications Officer

Employment Support:

​Sheila Pearson | Employment Support Coordinator

Autism Works Entrepreneurship 
David Paterson | Education & Employment Coordinator

Autism Works Launch Pad 
David Paterson | Education & Employment Coordinator

Ready, Willing and Able 
Brian Foster | Regional Autism Coordinator - Atlantic
Chrystal Tushaus | Autism Outreach Coordinator

Jamie-Lynn Hill | Clinical Supervisor for Worktopia Project
Jessica von Dungern | Program Coordinator for Worktopia Project
Marcia MacInnis | Education & Employment Manager
Elijah Bond | Program Facilitator
Charli Wheaton | Program Facilitator


Yevonne Le Lacheur | Program Director
Elizabeth Madeiros | Program Coordinator
Emily Rowell | Recreation Therapist

Social Enterprise (Promise of a Pearl):

Jacqueline van der Burg | Social Enterprise & Cause Marketing Director
Holly Nauss | Program Assistant
  • Autism Arts

    The Autism Arts program invites children, youth and young adults who are on the ...

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  • Autistic Self-Advocacy Council of Nova Scotia (ASAC-NS)

    ​The Autistic Self-Advocacy Council of Nova Scotia (ASAC-NS) is a community-ba...

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  • Autistics Aloud

    Autistics Aloud is a Quarterly Publication that gives its space to Autistic...

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  • Ben James Autism Summer Camp

    The Ben James Autism Summer Camp is a recreation program for children and youth ...

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  • Camp Au-some (Brigadoon Family Weekend Retreat)

    Camp Au-some is for families with a child, youth or adult with autism to enjoy a...

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  • Chat 'N' Chill

    The Chat 'N' Chill event is a monthly event held in partnership with ena...

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  • CommunityWorks

    CommunityWorks Canada (CWC) is a federally funded program that provides opportun...

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  • Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Club

    The Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Club is a program that Autism Nova Scotia off...

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  • Educational Services

    Autism is a complex disorder with many facets. Public awareness of the features ...

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  • EmploymentWorks

    EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) is a federally funded program offering employment p...

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  • iPad Lending Library

    Introducing Autism Nova Scotia's iPad Lending Program!This program offers iP...

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  • Life Skills

    Autism Nova Scotia is redeveloping our Life Skills program! Based on the success...

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  • March Break Respite Camp

    Autism Nova Scotia Respite CampApplications for the 2017 Respite March Break Cam...

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  • Post-Secondary Peer Group

    The Autism Post-Secondary Peer Group is for students with an autism diagnos...

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  • Ready, Willing and Able

     Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national partnership active in more tha...

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  • Respite Database Service

    What is respite? Respite has been traditionally defined as a “short b...

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  • Robert J. Craig Autism Resource Centre

    As a member of Autism Nova Scotia, you have access to over 1000 books and resour...

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  • Social Skills (PEERS) Program

    This program follows UCLA’s PEERS model to support adults (18 yrs and up) ...

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  • Supported Social Group

    The Supported Social Group Program creates an environment where youth on the aut...

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  • Teen & Adult Social Group

    Teen and Adult Social Groups bring together teens (14 years old and up) and adul...

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    Transition Readiness & Autism Community Employment (TRAACE) program is ...

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  • Video Project Club

    Autism Nova Scotia’s Video Project Club is for adults with autism interest...

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  • Welcome to LaunchPad

    Adults with autism often struggle to gain employment after high school. LaunchPa...

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