All Autism Society of NC offices and programs are closed to comply with state directives regarding COVID-19. See our COVID-19 page for updates and resources. To reach staff, who are working remotely, please email or call 800-442-2762.

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See our COVID-19 page to learn how we’re responding to keep you and your loved ones safe. The page offers updates, autism-specific supports, and links to resources.

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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 57 children may be diagnosed with autism in North Carolina

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Public Policy & Legislative News

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020

Below is a summary and review of recent activity at the state and federal level. This includes COVID-19 related information and other legislative issues. Washington Update – No movement The US Senate has yet to respond to the passing of the HEROES Act. Our state is facing large budget deficits as a result of COVID-19’s…

Working through the Challenges of Wearing a Mask

Monday, Jun 22, 2020

As wearing a mask becomes our new normal, supporting an individual with autism to wear one for any amount of time might feel like a mountain to climb. In this blog, I will discuss potential reasons it can be particularly challenging for individuals with autism to wear masks, some alterations/adaptations to try, and suggestions for…

Telling Your Child about an Autism Diagnosis

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

I was seated on my daughter’s bed. A few minutes before, she had asked me a question that gripped my heart. “Do I have autism?” Since her diagnosis near her third birthday, I had imagined all the ways this discussion would go. Now in middle school, she was into theater, movies, and rewriting screenplays. Being…