Recreation and Family
DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC.
If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Green’s Karate combines Traditional Japanese Karate with Sensei Green’s own innovative techniques to teach a diverse range of students, including those with special needs. Sensei Green works extremely well with kids with autism of all ages and levels.
Main Dojo: 4107 Hixson Pike Chattanooga, TN 37415
Phone: (423)-DOJO 
This clinic allows children with diverse abilities the opportunity to learn soccer skills and apply them while playing a little soccer.
Location: Miller Industries Field at Warner Park
301 Holtzclaw Avenue
Chattanooga TN 37404
Contact: Nicole Brogden
A program at the Chattanooga Autism Center that organizes sensory-friendly events for individuals and their families. Sensory-friendly events create an environment that’s safe from typical noises, lights, and other factors that can become overwhelming. These events are not only fun, but educational. Children deserve a fun outing just like anyone else, but may not be able to attend many places, merely because the environment can create a sensory overload. Examples of events include Sensory Friendly Movie nights, visiting the police station or fire station with sensory-friendly options, and special times at the Discovery Museum, and going to the Monster Truck races before the event while all trucks are turned off and quiet. For more info, contact the Chattanooga Autism Center at (423) 531-6961
Therapeutic Recreation Division of the City of Chattanooga provides leisure and recreation opportunities for youth and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities. They have many different sport programs and also provide health education and advocacy. Their programs help individuals can build confidence, improve physical and cognitive abilities, and expand support and social networks. To receive their newsletter or for more information regarding programs and summer camps, check out their website. Elaine Adams is their program coordinator, and Michelle Brickey is the program specialist.
Location: 1254 E. Third ST, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: (423) 643-6607 or (423) 643-6606
The Dream League Baseball is the first league in Chattanooga designed for players that are mentally and/or physically challenged. The Dream League teaches basic playing skills and encourages each player to play to the best of their abilities. They teach about teamwork, good sportsmanship, but most importantly, they want it to be a chance to make new friends and have fun!!
The cost per player is $60 which includes a team shirt and hat and no one is turned away if they are unable to pay. In the spring, the league plays from the last of March thru the first of June, two games a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays!
Online sign-up and payment begins the second of January at and sign-ups in person is the last two Saturdays in February from 10-2 and the last Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. For the fall, there are no fees to play and it starts in Mid-September thru Mid-October, two games per week, but no Saturdays!