In person meetings at the Chattanooga Autism Center will continue once a month. The next meeting is Monday, May 23 in Suite 114 from 6-7:30 pm. A regular Zoom meeting will also take place next Monday night from 7-8 pm. Please e-mail Jamie Mackintosh at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link for that meeting.
There will be no support group meetings the week of Monday, May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Meetings will resume with a Jackbox game night on June 7.
GCA WHO WE ARE:
support groups, social events and a yearly symposium for autistic adults/adults on the autism spectrum.
GCA MISSION STATEMENT
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.
SOUTHEAST ADULT AUTISM SYMPOSIUM
The 6th annual Southeast Adult Autism Symposium will be taking place in person on the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga campus on Saturday, July 23, 2022! Registration is now live at this link! The cost is $45 for early bird registration and $55 on or after June 27. Waivers are also available for those experiencing financial hardship.
Click here to learn more about the event. Also, check out our new speaker page with in-depth information about some of the presentations at the conference. This will be continually updated as we get closer to the conference date.
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)