Bryant’s mom desperately wanted her sons to bond. Today, the boys are buddies thanks to the work of Autism Society of NC staff.
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
1 in 57 children may be diagnosed with autism in North Carolina
20,000+ individuals receive direct services annually in North Carolina
89¢ of every dollar
you give goes directly to services
Together, we can help individuals with autism build fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities through their unique gifts.
October can be full of fun, Halloween-themed events, culminating in trick-or-treating. While this tradition may seem enjoyable and simple for most families, it can present a number of potential obstacles for families with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). New social rules and novel situations (strangers, new sights and sounds, and itchy costumes)…
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. For those of us with children on the spectrum, bullying is one of our greatest fears. A nonverbal child cannot stand up for himself or easily ask for help. For children who have language, dyspraxia and social skill deficits can prevent them from recognizing that they are being mistreated…
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern for the families we serve who were affected by Hurricane Florence. Many individuals with autism in parts of North Carolina have been displaced from their homes, schools, or other services. When individuals with autism are in new situations or environments, they can feel uncomfortable, anxious, or…