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On Kai’s first day of school, his mom posed him by a chalkboard sign that said kindergarten was the first step to college. Kai told his mom that his real first step was the Autism Society of North Carolina.

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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 44 children may be diagnosed with autism nationally

40,000+ individuals and their families receive direct services annually in NC

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Public Policy Update – North Carolina General Assembly Update 

Thursday, Jun 30, 2022

State Budget Adjustments Act Introduced: The NCGA is in the process this week of passing a brief budget adjustments act, HB 103. A reminder that the state passed a two-year budget for fiscal years July 2021-June 2023 last November which included additional waiver slots, increases to wages for direct support professionals, and an increase in…

Parenting with Autism

Thursday, Jun 09, 2022

This article also appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of Spectrum.    I am an individual with a clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It seems that I do not appear to be autistic, because when I disclose my diagnosis, the response is almost always someone saying that I don’t look like I have autism….

Public Policy Updates – May 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Services in NC Medicaid Plan NC plans to offer additional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as others, under (i) services plan through the Medicaid program. When Tailored Plans begin operation December 1, 2022 as part of the state’s Medicaid Transformation some of the services that LME-MCOs offered under b(3) such…