All-Access Inclusion Network (AAIN): Accessibility and Inclusion

In 2013, TRIAD, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s autism institute founded the All-Access Inclusion Network (AAIN) with a goal of increasing accessibility and inclusion for neurodivergent individuals and their friends and caregivers at local community organizations.  We’re passionate that all individuals deserve to feel welcomed while visiting community organizations but also have the opportunity to belong… Read more All-Access Inclusion Network (AAIN): Accessibility and Inclusion

AutismTN and PEATC Sexual Health and Wellness Series

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Autism Tennessee and the Parent Education, Advocacy and Training Center (PEATC) will begin a series of workshops for youth and young adults with disabilities on Sexual Health and Wellness. This 4-part series will begin on April 4th, 2022 on Zoom from 6:30 -7:30PM CT. Our target audience are primarily youth/young adults on the autism spectrum.… Read more AutismTN and PEATC Sexual Health and Wellness Series

Hablemos de Autismo: Raising Awareness in the Latinx Community

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At Autism Speaks, we are dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. In doing so, we work very closely with a wide range of communities, including the Latinx community. Autism Speaks’ mission has also been my personal mission for many… Read more Hablemos de Autismo: Raising Awareness in the Latinx Community

TNPathfinder Tools – Events for People with Disabilities: Autism

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder’s website provides an array of resources for people with disabilities.  This month we’re highlighting specific events for people with Autism.  Here is a basic walkthrough of how you can find some of these resources to explore the many events in the community. Visit TNPathfinder.org to start your search. You will be directed… Read more TNPathfinder Tools – Events for People with Disabilities: Autism

Call Pathfinder – Autism diagnosis – – What about school?

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Caller: Our family recently moved to Tennessee, and my son just got an Autism diagnosis. He’s 3. We have been given a referral for ABA, but what do I need to do about school? We are in Waynesboro. Pathfinder: Welcome to Tennessee! Your question is not uncommon because special education services can be difficult to… Read more Call Pathfinder – Autism diagnosis – – What about school?

Resource Corner – Rocking the Spectrum: Autism Awareness

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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder offers an extensive library of disability and aging adult care resources available at TNPathfinder.org. Autism Tennessee has created a list of Summer Programs of of inclusive camps, programs, and summer activities for people of all ages! Head on over to the Summer Expo webpage to view info on the participants and download… Read more Resource Corner – Rocking the Spectrum: Autism Awareness