5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium

Join our friends in Chattanooga for the 5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium on ZOOM!

What: 5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium

Friday, July 23, 2021 & Saturday, July 24, 2021

Where: Virtually, via Zoom

Deadlines: Registration deadline is 12pm (noon) on July 22.

Registration Rate: $25 per attendee.

Fee Waivers: Waivers are available to those experiencing financial hardship. If you aren’t able to cover the registration cost, contact Dave Buck at dave@chattanoogaautismcenter.org or call 423-531-6961, opt.

Check out the flyer below:

5th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium Press Release (2)

July Events for Autistics United!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great summer so far.  Last month’s events went really well, and we look forward to seeing you all in July! Click on the flyer links below to see what fun events we have planned. We will be sending out our first Mail Chimp newsletter soon. You can sign up for our newsletter here!

Saturday, July 10 ATU Monthly Meetup from 1-3 PM @ Arms Around ASDAsheville Mall 3 Tunnel Road, Suite L-40, Asheville, NC 28805

Thursday, July 8 & July 22 AAU Biweekly Adult Support Group from 5-6:30 PM @ Arms Around ASDAsheville Mall 3 Tunnel Road, Suite L-40, Asheville, NC 28805

Saturday, July 17 AU Movie 🎥 Night from 4-6 PM @ Arms Around ASDAsheville Mall 3 Tunnel Road, Suite L-40, Asheville, NC 28805

Saturday, July 24  All Age AU Lake Powhatan Outing 11-2 PM @Lake Powhatan 375 Wesley Branch Road Asheville, NC 28806

Saturday, July 31  All Age AU Lake Julian Outing  1-4 PM @ 406 Overlook Extension Arden, NC 28704

7/10 ATU Monthly Meetup General Flyer

7/8 & 7/22 AAU Biweekly Adult Support Group General Flyer

7/17 AU Movie 🎥 Night

7/24 All Age AU Lake Powhatan Outing

7/31 AU Lake Julian Outing

June Events at Autistics United!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to summertime! We have some awesome events for June on our website. Please check out all the latest events and news and find out what’s going on with Autistics United.

We have some really great news! Arms Around ASD is reopening and we’re going to have the adult group  AAU, the teen ATU group, and movie night at Arms Around ASD’s new location.

Make sure also to check out recruiting for leadership positions for Autistics United.

We also will be introducing MailChimp which will make it a lot easier for people to subscribe to our mailing list.

Spectrum Teens Outing!

Look out for one of our fellow members, Sakura, and her friend Daniel Dean. They will be posting weekly events for teens on the Autistics United Facebook page 

For more information please contact daniel-dean@hotmail.com


AAU Monthly General Flyer

ATU Monthly Meetup General Flyer

Girls Day Out flyer

Copy of Movie 🎥 night

Leadership Recruitment Flyer (1)

May Events and MORE!

 Hi everyone, hope all is well! Here is a list of events for May:

We will start returning to the regular support groups for adults, teens and girls, as well as special interest groups.

Right now we are looking for a few autistics who would love to host groups and be a part of our leadership team. We will give you the tools you need!!  And have leadership meetings where we help each other. 

If you want to host any of the groups let us know! To learn more contact me!!

We are also revamping our Golden Rules and Conflict Resolution Team. I want to make sure everybody feels safe and comfortable. 

Did you know that we will have laminated rules and guidelines to help us support each other at our meetings? We will look at them when we say hello every time we meet.

We want to help each other and learn and grow together. I want us to be first and foremost a  non-judgmental environment.

Looking forward to seeing you!!!


April 2021 Events

We are starting out this month later than usual, but it’s okay. We’re going to do three special events for Autism Acceptance month. Two of the events will be outdoors. We will practice safety by social distancing and wearing our masks so we can take advantage of the warmer weather. The other event will be over ZOOM. We would love to have all autistics on the autism spectrum of all ages !! 

Through these challenging times we will stay strong and be here for each other and moving on into the summertime and into the future we will make autism acceptance every single day. We will return to our regular support groups for adult autistics, teens and young adults as well as our girls day out group and some and our other special interest groups. We will also return to our mentorship programs,  leadership team, etcetera as time allows.  Hopefully we will  keep the up and up like good things going on like vaccines.  No matter what we will figure out ways we can support each.

We have learned to cope by growing into the Autism spectrum, not out of it. Autistics can be the best mentors and peer supports for other Autistics.”


List of Events for April 2021

Autism Acceptance Month Outing at Carrier Park

Saturday, April 17  from 12pm-3pm



Lake Julian Autism Acceptance Outing!

Saturday, April 24 from 12pm – 3pm



Autism Acceptance Month / Talent Show/ Karaoke Day on Zoom!

Friday, April 30 from 4pm-6pm


Dear AU Community,

We want to let you know about a project that we need your help with.

In April 2021 we are giving a training to paramedics in Buncombe County about how to respond to behavioral emergencies involving autistic folx. The main goal of this training is to give the paramedics resources so that they do not call law enforcement to the scene.

We are looking for community members who are willing to share their experiences and input with us on this topic. We want to do our best to represent the needs and concerns of the community.

If you would like to share your thoughts with us on this project, we’d love to hear from you!

Please contact us and let us know the best way to get in touch with you. We could do a ZOOM call with you or you could email your experiences or suggestions to us.


Danny Landry, AU Executive Director

Jade McWilliams, AU Board Chair/Webmaster

WNC Disability Day of Mourning 2021

Every March first we gather to keep vigil and remember the lives of people with disabilities who have been murdered by their families and caregivers. If you have the spoons, please consider joining this year’s virtual vigil being put on by UNC Asheville’s Disability Cultural Center and Office of Academic Accessibility. You can find more information here, and you can click on the image below for a PDF version of the flyer.


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