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The GCA Centre for Adult Autism support group meets on Zoom weekly on Tuesdays and in person once a month. Our next Zoom meeting will be Tuesday, June 7, 2023 at 7 pm. Please email Jamie Mackintosh at if you have questions about or would like the link to the meeting. There will be no regular weekly Zoom meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.


Our next in-person meeting at the Chattanooga Autism Center will take place on Tuesday, June 27 in Suite 200 upstairs. 

support groups, social events and a yearly symposium for autistic adults/adults on the autism spectrum.


Empowering autistic adults and young adults and their parents/caregivers by serving as a resource center to provide mutual support, information & activities. For a more expanded version of the mission statement, please click here.

The 7th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium will take place on July 22, 2023 from 8:30 am to 3 pm! Registration is now available here! Early bird registration is $45 until July 22. Contact Dave Buck at or call 423-531-6961, extension 4 for information about waivers which are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Don't let finances prevent you from attending!

Click here for more information about the conference, including an agenda and information about our speakers and presentations!

Click here if you are interested in being a sponsor for the Symposium.

Come join us for a free welcome party before the symposium at First Centenary United Methodist Church on Friday, July 21 from 1 pm-3 pm! This will provide a more casual atmosphere for autistic adults to network, meet each other, and make friends before the conference. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration for the conference is not required to attend the welcome event.

Scott Kramer, founder of GCA Centre for Adult Autism

Scott Kramer, the founder and program director for the GCA Centre for Adult Autism in Chattanooga, the Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium and a longtime advocate for autistic individuals, passed away on September 6th, 2019. He had been battling Stage 4 colon cancer.

Before he lost his cancer battle, he created the GCA Centre for Adult Autism—a program under the Chattanooga Autism Center. The program offers support groups and social events for autistic adults/adults on the autism spectrum.

Scott Kramer was a devoted advocate for autistic individuals and also a huge fan of Chattanooga Football Club.

The Club paid tribute to him at the last home match in this video. His team surrounded his family and fellow fans had a moment of silence followed by a minute of applause. (more)

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