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    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 30 sessions
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.

    Objectives


    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, December 12, 2019
    • 31 sessions
    • 299 Cowan Street. Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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, January 05, 2019
    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 955 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN
    Register

    SOCIAL CLUB GAME DAY

    Date: 1st Saturday of each month

    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Where: Autism TN, 955 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN

    Join us for fun and games. Great opportunity to practice social skills and make friends. Bring your favorite board game and snack.

    To volunteer as a chaperone, contact Dave Griffin at 615-594-6529 or dave@autismtn.org

    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    CONNECT is a monthly group for adults (18+) with high functioning autism who are seeking a safe social outlet. Under the supervision of a trained professional, participants with have the opportunity to interact with peers in order to fine tune their communication skills and build the self-confidence needed to develop successful relationships in various aspects of daily living. 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).

    Objectives

    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, February 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    Valentine's Day Parents Night Out

    Date: February 14th

    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

    Where: Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville

    Cost: $3/child

    Slots will be available as follows: 

    0-1 year old ( 6 slots)

    2-6 year old (16 slots)

    7-12 year old (20 slots)

    Drop off your kiddos and enjoy a night out with your beau. You deserve it! Childcare will be provided by the wonderful staff of Illuminate Academy and Autism-ETC. 

    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Monday, February 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 955 Woodland Street


    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • First Church of the Nazarene
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    SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR 

    Feel free to come and browse the fair anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 pm.

    At our 11th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair, we are excited to welcome individuals and agencies to participate, sharing recreational, research, and summer opportunities for the autism and disability community. This fair will be held at the same location, First Church of the Nazarene @ 510 Woodland Street, Nashville TN. 

    This fair will feature recreational opportunities such as camps, arts, music, dance, swimming, and parks & recreation programs, as well as various programs available through local universities.

    • The event is Free to attend.
    • Childcare will NOT be available.
    • Free parking is available.
    • Registration is NOT required.

    Exhibitor and Vendor opportunities are available! Register on left bar. You must be a member agency to participate in this event. 

    Exhibitors are those who offer an activity for individuals with a disability or provide post-secondary education opportunities. Vendors are those who do not provide a summer opportunity or post-secondary education but want to share their service or product at the event(Autism Tennessee reserves the right to refuse any application.)


    • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, March 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville
    Register

    Succeeding at Your Child’s Next Annual IEP Meeting

    Presented by Blair Dunigan

    What to do before, during and after your child’s next meeting in order to achieve the best possible IEP for your child.This presentation will focus on providing parents with strategies for ensuring that their child’s IEP adequately addresses their needs. We will talk not only about IEP requirements, but also about what parents can and should do to prepare for their child’s IEP meeting, who they should take to the meeting, how they can best advocate for their child during the IEP meeting, and what steps should be taken after the meeting.

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 299 Cowan Street. Nashville TN 37213
    Register

    AUTISM ORIENTATION
     An informational session about autism spectrum disorders

    Conducted by an autism specialist this orientation is for parents of newly and previously diagnosed children, grandparents, caregivers, educators, therapists, psychologists, pediatricians and other medical professionals, and other interested community members.

    In this FREE orientation, you will learn about:

    • A brief overview of current diagnostic classifications and how they pertain to interactions with professionals
    • Evaluating/choosing the most appropriate interventions for your child
    • Discovering the most important component of your child's treatment team
    • Considerations for the long-term "big picture" across the lifespan
    • Another parent’s perspective on parenting a child with Autism, their intervention experience, and  support services in our community.

    These Events are FREE.  Reservations are requested.
    All community members are welcome.

    Childcare is available with 48 hours advance notice.

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • The Listening Room
    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Adventure Science Center
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    Autism Tennessee is very excited to announce our eights annual Family Fun Event in partnership with the Adventure Science Center!  They are opening the doors of the Science Center just for Autism Tennessee members on Saturday morning April 14th from 8:00 to 10:00 am. (closed to the public), and will be adjusting the lights and sounds for our more sensory sensitive friends.

    Members will have exclusive use of the Science Center for a 2-hour period (Saturday morning February 25th from 8:00 to 10:00 am) including a quiet room and a special Planetarium Show at 10:00 am (if you buy Planetarium tickets.)  The Subway Café will be open during that time, should members be interested in purchasing snacks or beverages.  In addition, those families who choose to do so can stay as long as they want during our regular open hours at no extra charge or use their wristband to leave and return later in the day.


    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville
    Register

    MOMS' YOGA - PRE-MOTHER'S DAY SELF-CARE


    Date: May 9, 2019

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Where: Cross Point Church, 299 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN

    Great ready for Mother's Day! Treat yourself to yoga. Class is FREE.

    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Factory in Franklin

    Save the Date! 

    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, July 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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, July 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN 37076
    Registration is closed


    Nashville Shores Family Fun Day

    Date: Saturday – July 20, 2019
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Nashville Shores Water Park, 4001 Bell Road, Hermitage, TN 37076

     Ticket Cost: $19 per person (kids 2 and under are free). 

    Parking:  $9/car. Food and Drinks are available for purchase in the park. The park will be open to the public, as well.

    You must be a member of Autism Tennessee to receive the discounted price for this eventwww.autismtn.org/about-us/ become-a-member/ 

    • Thursday, August 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross Point Church 299 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37213
    Register

    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.


Past events

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Mary Poppins Returns - Sensory-Friendly
Thursday, January 10, 2019 THRIVE Teen Transition Skills Group
Saturday, December 15, 2018 The Grinch - Sensory-Friendly
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Strike & Spare Family Fun Center - Bowling
Monday, December 10, 2018 Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 06, 2018 ICE! How The Grinch Stole Christmas -(Weekday Evening)
Saturday, December 01, 2018 ICE! How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Friday, November 30, 2018 Exhibit Hall Registration for Conference
Friday, November 30, 2018 Fall Conference
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Second Harvest Food Sorting Project
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Hope Drives - TopGolf Tournament
Friday, November 16, 2018 Urban Cookhouse Nashville FunRaiser
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Caring Santa at Rivergate Mall
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Sky High Sports Family Fun Event
Thursday, November 08, 2018 The Basics of Healthy Sleep Habits
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Autism Orientation 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 08, 2018 HFA CONNECT
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Nashville Sounds Suites-n-Treats
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Nashville Nightmare Hunted House
Thursday, October 11, 2018 It's all Greek to Me: Understanding the Terms, Acronyms, and Therapies for School Age Children
Monday, October 08, 2018 Board Meeting
Saturday, October 06, 2018 Gentry's Farm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 Autism TN Pajama Walk
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Social Club Game Day
Saturday, September 01, 2018 Rising for Autism: Back-2-School Breakfast
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Adult Social Group
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

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Address:
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