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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213

    CONNECT is a monthly group provided for adults with high-functioning autism who are seeking a safe social outlet. The group will begin by meeting on location at CrossPoint; once participants feel comfortable, meetings may be held in various locations in the community (e.g., grocery store, mall, bowling alley).

    Individuals with high-functioning autism frequently find themselves isolated despite wanting to make and keep friends. They often have fewer opportunities to interact with others and lack the self-confidence needed to initiate relationships in the opportunities they do have. Less developed social and executive functioning skills make it difficult to know how to find opportunities for developing relationships.

    This group will provide a safe environment for these individuals to connect and practice interacting with others under the supervision of a trained professional.


    For participants:

    ·    To practice greetings others and doing so until it is a routine behavior

    ·    To develop self-confidence by learning more about ASD and how it can be used as a strength

    ·    To practice initiating, maintaining and ending conversations

    ·    To practice social skills in a variety of settings with familiar and unfamiliar individuals

    For the community:

    ·    Individuals with HFA have many positive attributes that can contribute to society. However, without the self-confidence and skills needed to successfully and comfortably interact with others, these attributes often go unnoticed. As Connect participants practice appropriately interacting with others and gain the courage necessary to venture into the community, the community will gain greater access to neurodiversity.

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, November 08, 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • 299 Cowan Street. Nashville, TN 37213

    Autism Tennessee is proud to offer Teen Transition Skills, a monthly group. Using technology, teens & young adults (14-22) will learn social skills and workplace readiness facilitated by an adult on the spectrum.

    This group will utilize the website and app- Conover- to address social skills and workplace readiness. An adult on the autism spectrum will then facilitate a discussion about the skill addressed, drawing on his own experiences as a person on the autism spectrum. The group will also engage in social games and be given wind-down time at the end of each session.

    This group meets the second Thursday of each month. You do not need to attend all sessions to participate. 

    • Saturday, August 18, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dave and Buster's, 540 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN

    An adult social club for adults with autism. This is an opportunity to practice social skills and make friends.
    When: August 18, 2018
    Where: Dave & Buster's, Opry Mills
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    For more information and to register, contact, Dave Griffin, 615-594-6529

    • Saturday, September 01, 2018
    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • 955 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37013

    THRIVE Game Day

    Date: 1st Saturday of each month

    Location: 955 Woodland Street, 

                    Nashville, TN 37206

    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Bring your favorite snack and board game for fun and fellowship.

    If you'd like to volunteer to chaperone, please contact Dave Griffin at 615-594-6529 or dave@autismtn.org

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Southeast Regional Community Center, 5620 Hickory Hollow Parkway


    Autism Tennessee is the only local agency that serves as a source of information, referrals, training, advocacy, and support for families of persons with autism in Middle Tennessee. 

    invite you to become a sponsor at our Inaugural Autism Awareness Pajama Walk. This event will be held on September 29, 2018 at the Southeast Regional Community Center, 5620 Hickory Hollow Parkway in Antioch, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We hope to raise $150,000 to continue our programs and expand our efforts, especially into the rural communities of Middle Tennessee.

    We cannot meet our goals without the partnership with companies like yours. Would you consider contributing to or sponsor our event? By giving to our Inaugural Pajama walk, you enable us to continue providing valuable services to the community. 

    Thank you in advance for your sponsorship! We hope to see you at our Inaugural Pajama Walk!

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    • Monday, October 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM

    • Monday, December 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Autism Tennessee

Past events

Monday, August 13, 2018 Board Meeting
Thursday, August 09, 2018 HFA CONNECT
Thursday, August 09, 2018 THRIVE Teen Transition Skills Group
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Autism Orientation 8/9/2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Nashville Shores Family Fun Day
Thursday, July 12, 2018 WORKSHOP : Parenting Siblings of Children and Adults with Autism
Saturday, July 07, 2018 THRIVE Game Day
Thursday, June 14, 2018 WORKSHOP: Stress Reduction & Coping Skills for Parents
Monday, June 11, 2018 Board Meeting
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Saddle Up Family Fun Event
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Saddle Up Family Fun Event
Saturday, June 02, 2018 THRIVE Game Day
Friday, May 11, 2018 Nashville Sounds Charity of the Game
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Ins & Outs of Social Media: What Is Appropriate
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Pieces of Hope
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Winner's Choice Raffle
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Breaking the Chains @Bluebird Cafe
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Breaking the Chains @Bluebird Cafe 6pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 TenneSING for Autism!
Saturday, April 21, 2018 (ART night for Teens and Adults) THE FREE-A-TIVE EXPERIENCE
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Adventure Science Center
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Autism Orientation
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Adult Panel
Monday, April 09, 2018 Board Meeting
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Blue Out : Roadie Rally- Nashville Soccer Club
Friday, March 30, 2018 $250 Member Participation Drawing
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Caring Bunny - A Morning with the easter Bunny for Children with Special Needs
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Adult Orientation
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Managing an IEP
Saturday, March 03, 2018 Pursuit Sports Academy- Family Fun Day!
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Summer Opportunities Fair
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Disability Day on the Hill
Monday, February 12, 2018 Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Autism Safety for Families and Persons with ASD
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Managing an IEP
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Star Wars-The Last Jedi – Sensory Friendly Movie
Saturday, December 02, 2017 ICE! – Gaylord Opryland

(615) 385-2077 ext 1
955 Woodland St
Nashvillle, TN 37206

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