What is Zipping for Autism?

Zipping for Autism is a fundraiser created by a parent, teacher, and business owner who is passionate about services for people with ASD and their families. This event is a grass-roots effort by families, local businesses, and other supporters who realize it is up to the community to step up and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

ZFA was born in Western North Carolina and all of the funds remain in our region.  We have designed this event to be fun, motivating, and rewarding (with an emphasis on FUN!) This year, we are supporting Lakey Gap Autism Programs and FIRST.


  • Anonymous Nicholas, looking forward to another exhilarating zip through the trees! Have fun! 2 days ago
  • Headwater Environmental, Inc. 2 days ago $262.50
  • Anonymous 5 days ago $10.50
  • Anonymous 3 weeks ago $18.00
  • Jenna Gillis 3 weeks ago $26.25
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  • Headwater Environmental, Inc. 2 days ago $262.50
  • Evan Fray-Witzer 4 weeks ago $52.50
  • Jenna Gillis 3 weeks ago $26.25
  • Anonymous Go Ray! 3 weeks ago
  • Anonymous Go Nicholas! 3 weeks ago
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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.


Title Sponsors

Adventure Sponsors

Area Sponsors

Tree-Platform Sponsors





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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.