Durham, NC

Community Program

Durham Academy Upper School

3501 Ridge Road

Durham, North Carolina 27705

Program Dates

Fall 2023


October 8, 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ages 5-18)

Financial Info


ACEing Autism strives to keep costs affordable for families and can provide an ACEing Autism scholarship to families in financial need. We also offer information on the Dick’s Sporting Goods Grant for those that qualify.

Program Directors

Allison Preble

My name is Allison Preble and I’m a Senior at Durham Academy. I’ve volunteered with ACEing Autism for four years now. This is my second year as a program director. 

Edward Chapman

I am currently a Senior at Durham Academy. I love playing tennis, and golf. This is my second session as a co-director and third year with ACEing Autism. 

Aerin Borden

I am Program Director alongside two other members of the Durham Academy sector of ACEing Autism. I have played tennis all my life and am a part of the Durham Academy Women’s Tennis Team. I began volunteering in 9th grade and am so grateful to now help lead such a great community as a Senior. I am a part of ACEing Autism because of the impact that the program has on the kids and their families.

Alison Linger

Hi! My name is Alison Linger and I’ve been a volunteer with ACEing Autism for 3 years. I’m a senior at Durham Academy, and will be taking over the Durham ACEing Autism program this year! I play varsity tennis at my school and spend a lot of time volunteering with kids who have intellectual or developmental disabilities through programs in and outside of my school. I have absolutely loved my years working with the kids through the Durham ACEing Autism program, and I am so excited to be taking a leadership role this year!