The Pearl, formally Promise of a Pearl, was established in 2011 and is a social enterprise operating within Autism Nova Scotia. The Pearl sells a variety of high-quality and affordable items made by and for family, friends and people living with autism in Nova Scotia.

The sale of each item directly supports programs and services for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families across the province.

Why did we call this initiative The Pearl?

Like individuals living with autism, pearls are strong, unique, beautiful and versatile. When these precious gems are formed, they are all
distinctive and diverse but equally supported by the clam or oyster. This diversity is symbolic of the Autism Spectrum and represents the
individualization and resiliency of each person and family we meet.

At Autism Nova Scotia, we know that a supportive environment gives individuals living with autism the opportunity to thrive and live their best life. This is why we have called our social enterprise The Pearl.