IGNITE is a unique “peer-to-peer” community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. IGNITE offers activities, skills training, and educational workshops that foster social, financial, educational, and employment independence for members.
More importantly, IGNITE offers a social environment where members can connect with others and experience a sense of community.
“It’s a community of people that understand what you’re going through.”-IGNITE Member
“It has shown her that she is capable of so much & encourages us to keep trying & grow together!”-IGNITE Parent
“I now have confidence and skills to talk to others, do new things, and to feel good about myself.”-IGNITE Member
Who can participate in IGNITE?
Young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome who have recently graduated from high school and are looking for ways to become involved in the community are invited to apply for membership. Likely candidates will have a desire to participate, the ability to work in a group, and beginning independence skills. Download our application packet for more details.
In the summer, IGNITE extends a temporary summer membership to rising high school seniors. Download our application packet for more details.
209 Delburg St., Suite 134
Davidson, NC 28036
IGNITE is operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina with founding support from the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, a 503(c)(3) organization started by legendary NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham.