Hub for Autism and Neurodiversity (HANd)

The Hub for Autism and Neurodiversity (HANd) at Appalachian State University is a support network that provides community-wide education, connects families and individuals to services and resources, and advocates for acceptance and understanding of autism and neurodiversity.

Autism and Neurodiversity Services and Resources

Hub for Diverse Abilities Resource Center

The Hub for Diverse Abilities Resource Center provides education, connections, one-on-one services, and hands-on resources for families and individuals in the community, including free lending libraries of books, sensory materials and other hands-on activity kits. 

Camp Crinkleroot

Camp Crinkleroot is a free day camp for kids on the Autism Spectrum (or similar disorders). The camp is offered twice a year - once in the fall and once in the spring. Camp itineraries cover a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that provide a fun and enriching experience for all campers.

Support Groups

Support groups are available for caregivers and loves ones of neurodiverse individuals of any age.

Organizations in the Community

Our Community Resources for Autism provides a way to discover and connect with other organizations, activities and opportunities in the North Carolina High Country for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Contact the Hub for Autism and Neurodiversity (HANd)

HANd operates out of the Hub for Diverse Abilities Resource Center in our University Hall location. 

For questions and appointments, call us during business hours at 828-262-2185.

For drop-in hours, Hub service list and access to our lending library catalogs, please visit our resource center page.