Toolkits

As the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans, the Autism Society of North Carolina strives to provide families and individuals with the tools they need to lead full and meaningful lives.

Our easy-to-use, accessible toolkits can guide you through challenging times. Click on any of the toolkits below to read more.

Homeschooling your child or considering it? Click here to read our homeschooling resource guide.

Considering a move to North Carolina? In addition to school issues and transitioning to adulthood, Autism Resource Specialists offer expertise on a number of topics important to families affected by autism. Click here for tips and information if you are considering a move to North Carolina.


 

The IEP Toolkit

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written statement of the educational program specifically designed to meet the individual needs of your child with autism. A strong IEP is an important part of ensuring your child’s success at school. Parents and caregivers are a vital part of the IEP planning team; YOU are the expert on your child’s needs and strengths. Empowering parents to be their children’s best advocates is the guiding principle for this toolkit, which will walk you step by step through the process.

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Accessing Services Toolkit

Here at the Autism Society of North Carolina, we recognize that the services and supports systems are complex and can be difficult to navigate. This toolkit was designed by our advocacy and services staff to help parents and guardians of children and adults on the autism spectrum to understand the kinds of services and supports that may be available to you and your family and how to obtain them.

 

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Behavior & the IEP Toolkit

Sometimes children with autism behave inappropriately in the school setting, violating the school conduct code. This may lead to suspension and can be an emotional time for families on many levels. This toolkit reviews the school disciplinary process, suspension/removal, and how behaviors may be addressed through a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).

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Residential Options Toolkit

ASNC is committed to advocating for more resources for families affected by autism and helping them through transitions. This toolkit describes the options available from independent living to group living settings and helps parents begin planning for their child’s future by exploring financial options and teaching independent living skills. Finally, the toolkit describes factors to consider when researching a group home.

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Bullying Toolkit

It is the Autism Society of North Carolina's goal to do all that we can to ensure that students with autism have a safe learning environment in which they are treated as valued members of the school community. This toolkit aims to teach parents and professionals about the signs of bullying, ways to prevent bullying, and how to stop it.

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Advocacy 101 Toolkit

We give those with autism a voice in public policy by maintaining relationships at the state legislature and other policy-making entities. While ASNC advocates on behalf of people with autism and their families, it is critical for people to advocate for themselves. Making your voice heard on issues that are important to you is the focus of this handbook. Our toolkit will guide you through writing, calling, or visiting with your legislators.

To read the toolkit, please click here.

For a version you can download, please click here.