Family Support

The primary focus of the Autism Society of North Carolina is supporting individuals with autism and their families. To provide direct support, Autism Resource Specialists are available throughout the state, covering all counties. We also have a statewide bilingual (Spanish-English) advocate. Please view the following videos and read more about how we can help.




Autism Resource Specialists offer families expertise in the following areas:

  • Information and Referrals – Find resources in the community that help with your particular situation.
  • School Issues – Learn about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), what to do in the case of suspension or other forms of discipline, and advocating at school.
  • Training – Parent Advocates offer hands-on training workshops throughout the year, including Information for Families of Newly Diagnosed Children, IEPs, Transitioning to Adulthood, Staying Safe in the Community, and other practical topics for families.
  • Mental Health Services – Access the system and place your child on the waiting list for services.
  • Transition Planning and Adult Support – Plan for the future.
  • Chapters and Local Support Groups – ASNC has over 50 local Support Groups and Chapters to keep families connected to each other.
  • Crisis Services – Where to turn when you need help.