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Saturday, March 12, 2016

April 2016 Autism Awareness + Acceptance Month Events

No doubt you already know that April has been designated Autism Awareness + Acceptance Month. But did you know that there are a huge number of autism-related events going on around the Triangle in April? The list of offerings seems to grow every year, so these are just some of them. Be sure to follow CHART on Facebook to hear about more April autism events as we learn about them!

Friday, April 8th:

Visible Spectrum: Portraits from the World of Autism - Photographs by Mary Berridge

Chapel Hill photographer Mary Berridge shares her portraits of individuals on the autism spectrum.
Photography exhibit runs from April 5th - May 8th.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th from 6 - 9 pm
Where: FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Presented in the Community Outreach Gallery.

Saturday, April 9th:

"Autism in Love" Movie by Director Matt Fuller

Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation’s Adapted Recreation & Inclusion and the Autism Society of North Carolina Orange Chatham Chapter invite you to celebrate Autism Awareness Month at a free showing of the movie Autism in Love by Director Matt Fuller

When: Saturday April 9, 2016  from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room B) 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Please R.s.v.p. to ASNCOC@GMAIL.COM so they can plan for refreshments.

The film rating for this movie is PG13 but parents should be aware that strong emotions are displayed and adult themes are discussed.

Please note: There will not be childcare at this event, as it is intended to be a family event.

LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique Benefit

Shop for a great cause! A LuLaRoe Pop-Up Boutique will be held to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina. LuLaRoe is a fashion brand that sells cute and comfortable women's and girls' leggings, dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, and A-line skirts. 

When: Saturday April 9, 2016  from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m
Where: The house of Meredith Dangel, 44 Little Bend Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Amelia dress by LuLaRoe

Sunday, April 10th:

Autism Society of NC UNC Chapter Annual Spring Soiree

Music, Food, Drinks, Silent Auction, Raffle, Entertainment & Child Care

When: Sunday, April 10th from 5 - 8pm
Where: UNC Farm, 1 Alice Ingram Circle, Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $6 per ticket

Tuesday, April 26th:


Sponsored by the Autism Society of North Carolina Durham, Orange-Chatham, and Wake County Chapters.
Dine 4 Autism is both a fundraising and an autism awareness event. More than 40 restaurants, Triangle-wide, will be donating a portion of their sales — breakfast, lunch and dinner — to support local individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Eat at a participating restaurant on this date and restaurants will donate 10% to the Triangle ASNC chapters. Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

When: All Day!

Know of another Autism Awareness Month event this April? Feel fee to share it on our Facebook page and tag us so we can spread the word (please note that reaching out on Facebook is a faster way to have your event shared than emailing us the flyer). Thanks!

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