Autism After 18

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Margaret Golding Neelsen
Main Address:
9419 Linden Tree Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277

What We Do

Autism After 18's mission is to "unlock life's potential for young adults with autism" as they transition to adulthood. Our organization creates opportunities for adults to interact in the community on a social, professional and educational level. All events are free to all our adults with autism. This is made possible through fundraising and donations.

We believe that supporting these five keys to independence will help such young adults toward successful, independent lives.

* Nurture relationships and friendships

* Foster learning, for classroom and real-life situations

* Facilitate professional opportunities

* Educate our communities about autism

* Identify unique talents and embrace differences among young adults with autism

We currently host a number of social and educational events for our young adults. To learn more, visit us on Facebook or at

Interesting Info

We have supported up to 20 adults over the last 7 months
35 percent of young adults (ages 19-23) with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. (Shattuck et al., 2012)
Identify unique talents and embrace differences amoung adults with autism, Create social and professional opportunities.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 9:30pm Committee Volunteers
Repeats on the first Sunday of the month 20 times.
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Upcoming Events

Chefs In Training
June 24, 2017 - 9:30am to August 12, 2017 - 11:00am
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Carolina Raptor Center July 8, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:15pm
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