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The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

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Public Policy Update | May 23

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Autism Society of North Carolina Public Policy updates: I/DD Caucus meeting draws advocates to NCGA Tailored Plan Reminders Survey on the Innovations Waiver Supports Budget Process   I/DD Caucus meeting brings advocates to the NC General Assembly (NCGA). On Tuesday May 14, members of the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability legislative caucus met to hear testimony…

Supporting Children With Autism in Foster Care and Post-adoption

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. On a personal note, I donā€™t have a child with autism, but this topic holds a most special place for me because two of my own children are adopted from the foster care system. Addressing this topic represents the intersection of my professional and personal heart. Here in…

Autism and Food Allergies

Monday, May 13, 2024

I received a food allergy diagnosis at 10 years old and have spent years learning about allergies while also volunteering for the Autism Society of North Carolina. I began thinking about my experience with food allergies and how quickly I was able to get treatment because I was able to communicate my symptoms. I then…