What is Zipping for Autism?

Zipping for Autism is an annual autism fundraiser. Individuals and teams from businesses, organizations, or just friends raise money—and zip!—to support programs benefiting autistic children and adults.

All donations raised by participants—100 percent!—go to autism programs in Western North Carolina. In 2019 those programs are offered by Lakey Gap Autism Programs and FIRST. To zip, teams of up to 10 people raise $800 (just $80 per person for a team of 10). People who register as individuals, rather than as part of a team, raise just $100 to zip.

The 8th annual event will take place at the Adventure Center of Asheville on Sunday, June 2. Please join us in fundraising and then for Zipping for Autism 2019—a great, fun day celebrating autistic people and the autism community!

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The Basics


There are 3 ways to participate:

1. Register as an individual or as part of a team. See our FAQ page for information on the different registration types. 

2. If you want to donate to a participant or an established team, click Donate and search for the individual or team that you want to get points for your donation and, thus, closer to the prize of a free Zipline or Adventure Park tour! 

3. Become an Event Sponsor. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of sponsorship, please click the button called "Sponsors" at the top of this page.


Media Sponsor

iHeartMedia Asheville

Adventure Sponsors

Green Man

Area Sponsors

Adventure Center of Asheville


Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville





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The Adventure Center of Asheville is a member of the Wildwater Adventure Centers family. Both adventure attractions come with over 40 years of experience and have several family members living in Asheville and assisting with operations. Wildwater, a family business, started in 1971, and it serves over 90,000 guests annually on five unique zipline tours and four of the most popular whitewater rivers around Asheville and across the southeast. To learn more about The Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Adventure Centers, visit click here or contact Jeff Greiner.