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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.

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)

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, September 26, 2023 at 7 pm. Please email Kevin Fox at if you have questions about or would like the link to the September 26 meeting. There will also be a virtual anime night on September 21 from 6 pm-7 pm.

Our next regular in-person support group meeting at the Chattanooga Autism Center is Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 6 pm-7:30 pm at Chattanooga Pizza Co.

The 7th Annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium took place on July 22, 2023 from 8:30 am to 3 pm.  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it a success! If you enjoyed this conference, the Chattanooga Autism Conference is coming up soon on Friday, September 8, 2023 and has several presentations specifically for autistic adults in addition to presentations for teachers and parents of autistic adults. Stay tuned to this page for more information! 

Click here for more information about the conference and information about our speakers and presentations! We will also post a video recording of the independent living panel discussion at the conference soon.


Click here for the Symposium agenda.                

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