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🐣 Autistics United April 2022 Events 🐰

Hi Everybody!

I hope everyone is having a good spring so far. We are kind of getting a late start, but we have some fun events coming up. Saturday, April 9 from 1-3 pm we are holding an expressive art workshop at Arms Around ASD for the teens and young adults. Then Saturday, April 16 we will celebrate Autism Acceptance Month by holding a talent show at Arms Around ASD. Come show off your gifts and talents! Finally to end the month, let’s enjoy the beautiful spring weather with a picnic and outdoor games at Lake Julian on Saturday, April 23 from 12-3 pm.

We look forward to seeing you this month!

Click on the flyers below for more information.

Saturday, April 9 from 1-3 PM:

Autistic Teens & Young Adults Expressive Arts Workshop

Saturday, April 16 from 1-3 PM:

Autistics United Presents: Autism Acceptance Celebration

Saturday, April 23 from 12-3 PM:

Picnic at Lake Julian




A.U. December 2021 Events

Hope everyone is well and staying nice and warm. We have fewer events this month because of the holidays so it’s quality over quantity! Saturday, December 4th we will host an Adult Support Group at Arms Around ASD from 1-3. Then on Saturday, December 11th get your dancing shoes ready for the A.U. Teens and Young Adult Holiday Dance Ball! While this is going on, parents and caregivers can attend a support group just for them. The Holiday Ball and the Parent Support Group will be from 1-3 at Arms Around ASD.  To end the month, A.U will show  “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on Friday, December 17th from 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, December 4 from 1-3 p.m.

Autistic Adults United Support Group

Saturday, December 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Autistic Teens & Young Adults United Holiday Dance Ball

Parents’ Support Group

Friday, December 17 from 5-7 p.m.

A.U. Movie Night

Autistics United Board Members Wanted!

Autistics United Board Members Wanted!


Our Mission Statement- We are different. We are different in what we do and how we do it. Autistics United (AU) isn’t just about creating a community, it’s about creating a neurodiversity movement in Western North Carolina. 

Celebrating Neurodiversity as a Community- AU is a community collective of autistic individuals, helping and learning from one another. We come together as equals to build community and understanding with a non-judgmental attitude that serves to help all autistics and their families. AU is an inclusive, interdependent autism community by and for autistics- all autistics.


What we are looking for:

  • Board members that have experience being on a board, working for a nonprofit or have professional backgrounds such as in business or social work etcetera.


  • We welcome you even if you have no experience as long as you are passionate, dedicated and willing to set a little time each month or every other month to do your part.


  • If we could find some real movers and shakers that could help us, that would be great!


  • We are looking for people willing to help with fundraising. The most important objective of the board is working together to raise money and bring in revenue for the nonprofit. This includes fundraising, looking for grants, etcetera. There are reasonable, simple, realistic, doable activities all board members can participate in to help with this goal.


  • We are looking for individuals on the autism spectrum or who are neurodiverse. We are also looking for those of you who have a friend or family member on the spectrum or have worked with someone on the autism spectrum and have a deep understanding of autism.


  • Once we know you are interested, then we will talk about board positions that would be a good fit for you.


  • Contact Us For More Information- Get on our email list to find out exactly what we’re doing each month and stay up to date on any changes to our schedule.


Danny Landry,  Founder & Executive Director

Leadership Team Recruitment!

We are looking for YOU! 

Autistics United Presents:

Leadership Team Recruitment

WNC Autistics United is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3).

The time is here! We are looking for some leaders.

Sign up today!
We are looking for volunteers to serve as

  • Part time team leaders: individual leading groups 2-6 times per year
  • Full time team leaders: individual leading groups 8-12 times per year

We are the first our kind- we are ultimate autism empowerment! No matter where you are on the spectrum or your intellectual abilities- you are capable of leadership!

If you are interested in joining our non-profit leadership team, please email us. If you are doubtful of your ability to become a leader, but have the passion, come to one of our groups and check us out! We are here to provide support and guidance, so anyone who is interested is strongly encouraged to come.

We’ll have monthly Leadership Team meetings for scheduling groups, checking in & accessing how we can best support each other.

If you are under 18 years old and want to be on the leadership team for the ATU  group, you are welcome to have one of your parents, a caregiver or direct care staff help you and work with you to support you in a leadership role. Likewise, if you are any age and need a support person to work with you in a leadership role, you are totally welcome to have that kind of support.

The groups we need the leadership team to help with are the Adult Autistics United Group (A.A.U), the Autistic Teens United Group (A.T.U.), the Girls’ Day Out Group as well as our special interest groups. 


If you are interested, please email or text us and we will put you on the leadership mailing list. When we start our leadership workshops, we can figure out a date that is good for everyone.

A.U. November Events

Hope everyone is having a good fall so far and enjoying the cooler weather and the beautiful colorful leaves. We’ve got some really fun November events coming your way. We’re starting out the month with an animation afternoon for the teen and young adult group on Saturday, November 6th. At the same time as the teen and young adult group, we will also be having a parent group. Then the following Saturday on November 13th the adult group will meet. Sunday, November 21st is our afternoon at the movies, and we will be showing Coraline since we didn’t get to see it last month.  At the end of the month, we’re going to have a really fun bowling event at Sky Lanes in West Asheville. This is for all Autistics. So mark your calendars for Saturday, November 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. That will be a great way to end the month!

Click on the flyers below for more information about each of our events.


Saturday, November 6th 1-3 pm

Autistic Teens and Young Adults United Social Support Group

Parents’ Support Group

Saturday, November 13th from 1-3 pm

Autistic Adults United Support Group

Sunday, November 21st from 2-5 pm

_A.U. Afternoon at the Movies!

Saturday, November 27th from 1-4 pm

Autistics United Bowling!


A.U. October Events 🎃🕸️🕷️

Happy Fall Everyone! 

I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and the beginning of the leaf season. This month we’ve got some special Halloween events on the calendar! We will kick off October with a Halloween themed arts and crafts afternoon for A.U. teens and young adults on Saturday, October 9th from 12-3 PM.  Saturday, October 16th at 5 o’clock we are hosting a funtastic Halloween Party for Autistic Adults 18 and up and their family and friends. Then on Sunday, October 17th we will host an afternoon at the movies from 2-4:30 PM.  Coraline is our movie pick. At the end of the month get ready to have some fun, dress up and boogie down for our Halloween Ball on Sunday, October 31st from 2-5 PM! All events are at Arms Around ASD except for the October 16th Adult Group Halloween Party.

Click on the links below for more details.

A.U. Halloween Ball

A.U. Afternoon at the Movies Rescheduled!

Hi Everyone,

This is just to let you know that we have rescheduled our AU Afternoon at the Movies. We are now hosting it on Saturday, September 25 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at ARMS Around ASD. We also want to remind you about our fun BBQ at Lake Julian that is coming up this Sunday, September 19th from 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

A.U. Afternoon at the Movies!

Picnic & BBQ At Lake Julian



August A.U. Events!

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all having a great summer so far. We have some fantastic events coming up in August. We are returning to some of our pre COVID events such as bowling. Here is a list of the events by date and place.

Autistics United Teen and Young Adult Support Group– Sunday, August 8 from 1-3 pm @Arms Around ASD

Autistic Teens and Young Adults United Social Support Group

Autistics United Adult Support Group Thursday, August 12 & Thursday, August 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. @Arms Around ASD

Autistic Adults United Social Support Group

Autistics United Game Day– Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Arms Around ASD

Autistics United Game Day

Autistics United Bowling Event – Saturday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m. @ Sky Lanes on Patton Avenue 

Autistics United Bowling!

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 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

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