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Happy Fall, October, and month of Halloween everyone!  

Here is a list of A.U.’s upcoming Fall events. The first one is a Lake Julian Halloween themed picnic on Saturday, October 10th from 12- 3 pm. The next event is the Tropical Gardens Mini Golf Friday, October 16th from 4-6 pm. There will also be a Halloween Costume & Board Games Picnic and Outing at Carrier Park on Saturday, October 24th from 12-3 pm. 

AU Lake Julian Outing Flyer

AU Tropical Gardens Flyer

AU Halloween Costume & Board Games Picnic Flyer

Also, Join WNC AU Autistics United Memberships for a small financial contribution!

Payment Options:

$3 per event or $25 paid in full (yearly, not in increments).

Thanks again for your support! Your contributions help us greatly.

September 2020 Events!

Hi, Everyone. We have scheduled three events for September 2020! One event is the Adult Support Group meeting at Carrier Park. The second event is an outing at Lake Powhatan. The third event is an outing at Lake Julian. See below for details.


Adult Support Group at Carrier Park

Thursday, September 10, 4pm-6pm

Here is the flyer:

AU Adult Support Group Carrier Park


Outing at Lake Powhatan

Saturday, September 19, 11am-2pm

Here is the flyer: AU Lake Powhatan


Outing at Lake Julian

Saturday, September 26, 11am-2pm

Here is the flyer: AU Lake Julian Outing

Want to become a member of AU?

WNC AU Autistics United Memberships

for a small financial contribution! 😁

Payment Options:

$3 per event or $25 paid in full (yearly, not in increments). 

Thanks again for your support! Your contributions help us greatly. 

The money we raise from memberships is funneled right back into AU. We are truly a grassroots organization & we’re all volunteers. Memberships help us to maintain & pay for things like our programs, group supplies, our website, venue costs & additional costs for putting on our events. 😁 

Remember all our events are put on by & for autistic people and supported by families & allies.

Note: We can sign you up at the meeting too!

You can pay online with PayPal or pay in person with cash. 

If you’re going to pay with cash,  please make sure to give it to the Executive Director (Daniel Landry), Board Chair (Jade McWilliams), the Treasurer (Evelyn Chiang) or the Administrator (Susan Ross).

❤❤❤ Thanks again for your support! Your contributions help us greatly. ❤❤❤ 


A Letter From Danny & The Leadership Team

Dear Autistics United Family and Friends,

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through these challenging times. Last month’s social gathering and support groups were fantastic. Everyone showed great social distancing and wearing their masks appropriately. It felt so good that we were able to have that much fun and be able to support each other during these times when COVID-19 is still very relevant. We showed a little creativity and we were still able to hold groups!

In Phase 2, Safer At Home, gatherings of more than 10 people in a single indoor space remains prohibited. In outdoor spaces, gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. This is outlined in Executive Order 151. Masks are also required.

We have been delaying having groups in person because the Asheville area had a little spike in COVID-19 cases, and we wanted to see if we were going to move into phase 3 or not. We also have not met on ZOOM because of computer issues, but I will be getting a new computer soon.

We will be a little more strict with mask-wearing due to the new mask mandate executive order. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer. We may have extra masks or hand sanitizer, but it is better to be prepared with your own.

Thank you all from Danny, Executive Director, and the Leadership Team!

A Very Autistics United Thank You To ASNC & Western Regional Director Michael LePage

Dear Michael,

We really wanted to thank you for going above & beyond in your support for AU & of us as well. Your love, passion & enthusiasm for the group & for us is so radiant, beautiful, genuine and selfless. You love shines bright across the community. The impact of what you do will forever be appreciated by us and has forever instilled confidence to last a lifetime.

We know that you do so much to lift up autistics but we didn’t know that behind the scenes just how much you are actually doing to make this stuff happen. And how very deeply you care and observe the accomplishments of  us & the whole community. You are walking the walk & talking the talk- everything comes from the heart. We are completely and absolutely blown away.

Me (Jade) & Danny are forever grateful for how you have helped us both over the years individually. It’s blown our minds because you support all these individuals in our community in following their dreams no matter what those dreams are. You stand by us autistic folks & we appreciate all you do.

Danny also wanted to thank you personally for the special video. He says, “It brings tears to my eyes & makes me feel absolutely loved & accepted. You totally understand & get me. Your ability to understand feels effortless, I will forever feel grateful. And I truly know that I am loved. You have really made me feel legit & gave my the opportunity to have a voice & sing my song. Last but not least the Slayer shout-out is another thing that you did that was a triple billion times above & beyond. I’m so happy!!!! Thank you for always standing by my side. Love, Danny”

Jade also wanted to say, “I’ve always been moved by what a great advocate you are & by the awesomeness that you bring to ASNC. But now you have really gone beyond that by supporting AU so deeply. We see & also feel how committed you are to reaching out & supporting autistic lead community. And the depth of your commitment is staggering, it goes way beyond what I imagined possible. We all still have a lot of work to do but the burden is made lighter by all of us working together for a better future for autistic people. So thank you. Love, -Jade”

Thank You For Supporting Our Launch Party!

A big shout out to everyone Oowee Products for their generous support at our AU Intro Launch 2.0 Party & Winter Craft Fair! We greatly appreciate you helping us raise money for our new non-profit! We are very impressed with your generosity & your willingness to help us with your beautiful leather goods. You guys are some incredibly talented artists & we thank you for all you do for our community. Much love, Autistics United Hey friends please give a shout out & a big thank you to this incredible business for not only supporting our launch party but also the amazing employment opportunities for autistics & people with I/DD.

A big thank you to everyone @GalacticPizza for helping support our organization & celebrating our non-profit status and our new website at our Intro Launch 2.0 Party. Thank you for the very generous donation, the pizzas were super delicious!!! We’ll come stop by for lunch sometime soon, we’re looking forward to meeting y’all in person & supporting you guys too! 🙂 Much love, Autistics United Hi everyone please make a little effort to give a shout out to Galactic Pizza! Thank them for donating & supporting our launch party!

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