Club AC 2024 Membership Agreement

This membership agreement is entered into by you and Autism Communities, Inc. and comes into effect as of March 1,  2024.

Member Benefits

As a valued member of Club AC member, you will have access to our inclusive monthly social events and available educational programs throughout your membership period without any additional fees. All Club AC members are elgible to bring ONE guest, at no additional charge. If you wish to bring additional guests, you may purchase tickets at the non-member price. Typically, these are available as long as there is no restrictions on venue capacity.

Membership Fees

The annual fee for Club AC is $250. This fee is paid on an annual basis through Autism Communities website or via check. Upon confirmation of membership payment by Autism Communities, members are able to attend all inclusive Club AC social events and educational programs for the duration of their membership.

Restrictions

An individual Club AC member and guest is allowed one event cancellation past the designated RSVP date. Should there be any further event cancellations during the membership period after the RSVP date, the individual member will be required to pay 100% of the reserved ticketed cost.

Club AC members agree not to post inappropriate, inaccurate of offensive content to membership forums and discussions.

Participation in Club AC inclusive events and programs does not guarantee housing candidacy and/or a housing opportunity through Autism Communities.

Release for Use of Image and Likeness by Autism Communities In Photos or Videos

I acknowledge that Autism Communities and its representatives may take photographs, record film or digital recordings of me and/or my child and family members for Autism Communities Club AC inclusive events for the duration of my Club AC membership. In consideration of my and/or my child’s and family member’s participation in the Autism Communities Club AC Events, I hereby authorize Autism Communities and its representatives to take, use, display, publish, reproduce and distribute in perpetuity throughout the universe, any and all renderings that contain my and/or my child’s and family member’s image(s), voice(s) and/or likeness(es), in any manner, form, format or media, now known or later developed or created in the future, including, without limitation, the Internet, advertising materials, reports, television, radio, and print.

Membership Termination

Autism Communities, Inc. has a right to terminate a membership if any of the terms and the conditions of this agreement are violated. The member can terminate their membership at any point and for any reason and will not be charged for another year upon their annual renewal date.

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

In consideration of my participation and/or the participation by my child, minor or person for whom I am the legal guardian (“Minor”), in any and all services, events and activities of Autism Communities, and/or the Autism Communities’ affiliates, officers, directors, managers, employees and agents (hereafter, the “Activities”), I, the undersigned, expressly understand, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree as follows:

  1. Risks of Activities: The risks of participation in the Activities of Autism Communities are serious, and include, but are not limited to, the potential for illness, injury, disability, death and/or property damage.
  2. Assumption Of Risk: I knowingly, voluntarily and freely participate and/or allow my child to participate in the Activities, with the express understanding of the risks involved, and I hereby agree, on behalf of myself and my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives and on behalf of my Minor, to accept and assume any and all risks of illness, injury, disability, death and/or property damage, whether caused by the negligence of Autism Communities and/or the Autism Communities’ affiliates, officers, directors, managers, employees, agents, shareholders, members, successors, and assigns (collectively, “RELEASES”), or otherwise, including but not limited to, the risk of having contact with or being exposed to persons who have been exposed to, have and/or have been diagnosed with one or more communicable diseases, including but not limited to, COVID-19 and/or a disease, medical condition, or malady related to, arising from or resulting from COVID-19, and/or any other disease, medical condition, or malady (collectively, a “Communicable Disease”), and that it is impossible to eliminate the risk that I could be exposed to and/or become infected through contact with or being in proximity with a person with a Communicable Disease. I KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, for myself and for my Minor, my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives, both known and unknown, EVEN ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, OR OTHERS.
  3. Waiver, Release and Hold Harmless Agreement: I and on behalf of my child, my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives, HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS, from any and claims, whether current or future, known or unknown, against the RELEASEES, WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
  4. Indemnification: I and my child, my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives shall DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses, of whatever kind, including attorney fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement (“Agreement”), and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers, incurred by/awarded against any of the RELEASEES in a judgment arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third-party related to or arising participation in the Activities.
  5. Entire Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between Autism Communities and me, my child, my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives, with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, statements, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter of this Agreement.
  6. Choice of Law and Forum: All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement, whether sounding in contract, tort or statute, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with and enforced under the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provisions thereof to the extent such principles or rules would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of New York. Any claim or cause of action arising under this Agreement may be brought only in the courts of the State of New York located in Suffolk County, New York, and I hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
  7. Acknowledgement by Parent and/or Legal Guardian of Participant: By acknowledging and agreeing to the check box below, I agree to and verify the following: (a) I am the parent or legal guardian for the participant associated with this account; (b) as parent/legal guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, I consent and agree to assume the risks of participation by said participant in the Activities; and (c) I agree to said participant’s assumption of risk, waiver, release and agreement to hold harmless, as provided herein, as the Releasees, and, on behalf of myself and my next of kin, family members, heirs, assigns and personal representatives, I release and agree to indemnify the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to said Minor’s participant’s involvement or participation in the Activities, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.