Welcome to Embrace Charlotte

Autism affects over 6,ooo Charlotte families.
Will you?

The burden on families caring for a child with autism is enormous. Lack of essential resources, social stigma, exclusion, family isolation, and the extraordinary cost of care (over $100K annually) are often insurmountable. Thus, children with autism are denied the opportunity to grow, thrive, and achieve their full potential.

Embody Change by embracing all of Charlotte.

The Embrace Charlotte Campaign benefits Autism Charlotte’s educational, social, and skill development programs. In order to provide the most to the children and families we serve, we’ve partnered with local businesses in hopes of helping them reach their goals, as they help us reach ours. We know that Charlotte thrives when we all work together!

Autism support is woefully underfunded.

Autism just doesn’t get the headlines it deserves. As such, support for families struggling with Autism lags behind and leaves them feeling like no one sees their struggle. As a community, we have a duty to change that, to support them, to provide hope. Will you?

No gift is too small.

If we had a dollar for every time someone said they would help support families struggling with Autism, we’d be able to help a whole lot more families that do. Every gift, regardless of amount, helps to make a difference.

Embody Change by embracing all of Charlotte.

The Embrace Charlotte Campaign benefits Autism Charlotte’s educational, social, and skill development programs. In order to provide the most to the children and families we serve, we’ve partnered with local businesses in hopes of helping them reach their goals, as they help us reach ours. We know that Charlotte thrives when we all work together!

Autism support is woefully underfunded.

Autism just doesn’t get the headlines it deserves. As such, support for families struggling with Autism lags behind and leaves them feeling like no one sees their struggle. As a community, we have a duty to change that, to support them, to provide hope. Will you?

No gift is too small.

If we had a dollar for every time someone said they would help support families struggling with Autism, we’d be able to help a whole lot more families that do. Every gift, regardless of amount, helps to make a difference.

0%

0% curable but
100% treatable

6K+

Over 6,000 Charlotte children need your support

86%

86% of families served are living at or below the federal poverty level

$100K+

$100K+ annual cost of care not covered by insurance

Will you help?

Will you help?


about Autism Charlotte

Our mission isn’t a statement.
It’s a person.

In 2006, five parents of children with autism founded Autism Charlotte to grow support for families living with autism. Whether a person is on the spectrum, or they’re supporting and caring for someone who is, they are our mission.

We’re a local 501(c)(3) charity. Every cent donated helps local families.

Our programs include:

  • Extended Learning and Development Academy
    Provides full-day care, academic support, social and personal skill development, and an alternative to school closures and remote learning for children with autism
  • Paths Academy
    Helps teens and youth attain knowledge, skills, and experiences as they transition towards independent adulthood
  • iCan Bike
    Develops self confidence and independence by teaching children with autism how to ride a bike
  • University and Community Outreach
    Engages college interns and volunteers to support children with autism in their homes and communities


about Autism Charlotte

Our mission isn’t a statement.
It’s a person.

In 2006, five parents of children with autism founded Autism Charlotte to grow support for families living with autism. Whether a person is on the spectrum, or they’re supporting and caring for someone who is, they are our mission.

We’re a local 501(c)(3) charity. Every cent donated helps local families.

Our programs include:

  • Extended Learning and Development Academy
    Provides full-day care, academic support, social and personal skill development, and an alternative to school closures and remote learning for children with autism
  • Paths Academy
    Helps teens and youth attain knowledge, skills, and experiences as they transition towards independent adulthood
  • iCan Bike
    Develops self confidence and independence by teaching children with autism how to ride a bike
  • University and Community Outreach
    Engages college interns and volunteers to support children with autism in their homes and communities