The Chattanooga Autism Center invites the public to visit their new space, including the Autism Resource Library, offices, therapy rooms, and a conference room where parents and advocates meet to create new programs for our community. Light snacks and chance for questions and program descriptions provided. Snacks/food donated by Urban Stack, Big River, and Koch Bakery.
The Chattanooga Autism Center (CAC) began in 2009 as a program and grew very quickly.
This summer, the CAC incorporated to become its own 501c3 nonprofit organization. The CAC’s mission remains the same, which is to provide lifespan support and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and for their families. The CAC also serves as an advocacy resource and builds awareness about autism in our region.
The CAC is a parent and advocate driven organization, meaning the bulk of its programs are developed by volunteers in our community. CAC programs include large community conferences, free workshops, parent mentor program, an adult support and social group, plus they are beginning several other projects such as transitional housing for adults with autism.
The Chattanooga Autism Center also provides behavior therapy and other clinical services for people of all ages. Our licensed clinicians will also be providing small-group trainings on social skills, handling behavior issues, pre-vocational training for teens, and much more.
The open house is for parents, advocates, clinicians, educators, politicians, and everyone else in the community.
The event will take place at 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call 260-1115.