PROGRAMS & SERVICES
See below for a list of programs and services provided by the Chattanooga Autism Center. Click on any of the blue titles to learn more!
The CAC provides clinical services to individuals with autism. Services include:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
The Ascending Scales program at the Chattanooga Autism Center helps individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities access music in a way that is most beneficial to them. We specialize in using an individualized approach to music in order to allow anyone, regardless of ability, to make, enjoy, and ultimately benefit from their interactions with music. Ascending Scales offers individual and group music therapy as well adapted music lessons.
Autism Education and Consulting
Autism professionals deliver custom training to educators, clinicians, and other service providers. Call 423-531-6961, opt. 2 for more information about training.
CARS - Vehicle Donation Program
Support the CAC by donating your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle to the Chattanooga Autism Center. The donation is tax deductable and the funds help us to continue to serve our community.
Chattanooga Autism Awareness Walk
Each year, we host a huge event at Coolidge Park to raise awareness about autism in our community and raise funds to support programs at the CAC.
Chattanooga Autism Conference
Annual community conference for parents, educators, adults with autism, clinicians, and other professionals. Presentations are geared towards building new skills and increasing knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
GCA Centre for Adult Autism
GCA is a social and support program for autistic adults. It was founded by Scott Kramer, an adult with autism. GCA hosts several events every month, as well as the annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium.
This program provides a safe place for parents, caregivers, and loved ones to come for positive feedback, socializing, problem-solving, and other forms of support.
This program offers educational mentoring and support for caregivers of children with disabilities. More specifically, Caregiver Volunteers provide informational and referral services for those who need help understanding and negotiating RTI2 (Response to Intervention and Instruction), requesting exceptional educational services, IEPs (Individualized Education Programs), 504 Plans and homeschooling and IEAs (Individualized Education Account Programs).
Out N About
Coordinators organize community outings and sensory-friendly events for kids with autism and their families. Events include Sensory-Friendly movies, Lookout Baseball games in skybox, fire station or police station visits, train museum, and more.
Parents Night Out
Parents Night Out is a respite care for families who have children on the autism spectrum who need a break to go out for some quality time for themselves or with their partner/spouse. These occur periodically througout the year and are advertised in our weekly email newsletter or on our FB group.
Programa en Espanol Sobre Autism
El Programa en Español Sobre Autismo proporciona información y apoyo para la comunidad latina con autismo a través de materiales educativos, grupos de apoyo, reuniones, talleres y actividades sociales.
REACH Summer Learning
REACH is a parent-driven program that provides a structured, inclusive learning environment during the summer for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and similar special needs and also typical developing children.
The STAGES (Supporting Transitioning Adults Growing in Essential life Skills) program at the Chattanooga Autism Center aims to increase independence among adults (18 years old +) with Type I/high functioning autism through individualized training sessions to promote achievement of the participant’s independent living goals.
Parents, advocates, and adults with autism are encouraged to propose programs that they are willing to coordinate by calling the Chattanooga Autism Center. 423-531-6961, opt 2. At this time, we are still a grassroots organization who relies heavily on volunteers to manage our programs and services. However, we do have have limited space and resources that may help you get a new project/program up and running in our community.