AutismTN is thrilled to offer a variety of social events for individuals and families alike. These events are designed to promote community and friendship, while providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for all.
We offer monthly meetups for children and teens on the autism spectrum where they can engage in activities, connect with others who understand their experiences, and build friendships.
For autistic adults, we have regular social gatherings where they can engage in discussions and activities with like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and belonging.
We also host family-friendly events such as picnics, movie nights, and game nights, providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere for families to come together and share their experiences.
All of our events are planned and run by trained professionals and volunteers who understand the unique needs of autistic individuals and families, and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
We encourage you to join us at one of our upcoming events, and look forward to building a strong and supportive community together.
Autism Tennessee is a proud member of the Inclusion Network of Nashville. The Inclusion Network of Nashville is led by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and is an innovative partnership with community cultural and civic organizations that works to promote full inclusion of all children and adults. For more information about the Inclusion Network of Nashville, please visit https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/triad/cei-INN/.
Along with other disability organizations, Autism Tennessee disseminates information related to community opportunities to individuals and families as well as providing feedback to the network regarding community needs. If you are a community organization and would like to become involved in INN, contact Blaire Donnelly-Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are looking for ways to find out more about resources at our local community organizations, please visit https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/triad/cei-contact-resources-directory/ To identify evidence-based supports to use at local organizations and to find upcoming events, please visit https://vkc.vumc.org/vkc/triad/community-organizations