Group and Class Details


Exercise – Work out at IGNITE in our exercise center during exercise groups in the morning, or during your free time. Schedule a time with Eric so he can show you the basics, and get your workout in!

Walking Group –  We have mapped out a variety of paths and trails around Davidson to get our steps in! Start small with a mile, and work your way up to a 5K!

Cooking group – Try new and different foods, and learn some healthier options! We will cook different foods depending on the time of day, join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Bonus points if you try cooking the recipes at home!

Freetime – We are adding more free times throughout the day! You can work out, fill out applications, hangout with friends or advance on some of your personal goals, just some ideas!

1:1 time – Staff will make sure that we are available to work  with members on individual goals or even to talk about personal issues.

Champions Exercise Group – A more intensive workout program that focuses on endurance and strength. We meet Mondays at 1 pm at Champions Sports Performance in Cornelius.

Career Exploration – How do you know what job is right for you? We’ll explore many different career paths in the group.

Personal Growth and Development – (Formerly TLAA) Learn the independent skills needed to be successful young adults.

Girls Group – This group is for girls only and we will discuss common issues that girls encounter!

Chess Club – Come learn how to play chess or if you already know how, come play with some other members.

Game Time – Bring your favorite board, card, or video games and share. The only rule is you can’t play by yourself! There’s always plenty to choose from and there are always more than one going on at a time. We will also have themed game nights such as trivia, bingo, charades, or much more.

Movie Night – Every week members bring in there favorite DVDs from a specified genre.  Members vote on their favorites to watch, have popcorn, or purchase candy from our candy shop.

Out and About Weekend Planning – Together, we’ll figure out what activities are going on in our communities. Maybe you and another member will want to go see a concert, or go to a festival together.

Staff/Member Dinner – On the LAST Thursday of each month the members and staff enjoy dinner together at Brickhouse. This will take place during free time 4:30pm- 6pm. IGNITE will be closed during this time so we can all enjoy time together!

Social Skills– We focus on learning interpersonal skills that will help you become more comfortable in the community.

Art Group –  Join us for a great time as we express ourselves in many different ways! We will explore music, paintings, clay, and many different art mediums.

L.I.F.E – – Lets focus on living a healthy lifestyle, investing in yourself, eating a healthy diet, and exercising. We want to be the best we can be!

Self Advocacy–  What is Autism and how are we affected? What are our strengths and weaknesses? We’ll learn how to self- advocate for ourselves.