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The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
1 in 54 children may be diagnosed with autism nationally
20,000+ individuals receive direct services annually in North Carolina
88¢ 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.
The McCrimmon Award is named for Ed McCrimmon, a longtime member of the Autism Society of North Carolina staff. He was known for his outstanding dedication and integrity as he served individuals with autism. Tragically, he died in 2017. The McCrimmon Award was established to keep Ed’s memory alive, and at the same time, celebrate…
Unfortunately, loss is a part of life. Great things come with meaningful relationships and routines, but it is impossible to ignore that death, divorce, and other losses are possible and at times, inevitable. Grief is most associated with death, but really, any loss can cause grief. Loss of a favorite toy or routine as well…
During her career as a special education teacher in Pitt County, Beth Strathern helped countless children with autism. But it’s her special 20-year relationship with Shala Bell that made Beth the 2020 winner of the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award. The annual award honors a direct service employee of the Autism Society of…