When Jack was diagnosed at 2, he was nonverbal and didn’t understand danger. Now, he is in college and has achieved many goals with the support of the Autism Society of North Carolina.
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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Together, we can help individuals with autism build fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities through their unique gifts.
Each summer at Camp Royall, Tommy Guthrie Johnson is all grins and giggles as he enjoys swimming, hiking, digging in the garden, and singing camp songs, silly motions and all. Tommy, who is 14, is “complex,” said his mother, Megan Johnson. “He’s so challenging but so funny and smart and cuddly and loveable.” Megan adopted…
I really am listening to you! My eyes are looking elsewhere. I’m playing with something. I’m rocking. Humming. Giving an unpleasant facial expression. Fill in the blank! “Normal” people look right at you and respond. Sorry! I can’t! But I can listen! I AM listening! You are very important to me. Your thoughts are interesting….
Aaron Roberson’s sister used to make his lunch every day, but these days, he is learning to make it himself. He loves to make personal pizzas and sometimes chicken nuggets. He shops for all of the ingredients with his Autism Support Professional, Joyce, and then returns to Creative Living, the Raleigh day program he attends,…