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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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Innovations Waiver Up for Renewal – Public Comments Needed

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has notified us that the Innovations waiver is up for renewal.  In NC our Innovations (1915c) waiver is generally approved for five years.    The NC 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Innovations Waiver’s current 5-year cycle period will expire on June 30, 2024. NC Medicaid’s goal is…

Elections 2024: Voting Deadlines and Changes

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024

There are three ways to vote in North Carolina: from home, in person and in a facility. North Carolina made changes to legislative districts, to voting laws for absentee voting, and a 2022 court decision made changes to laws regarding  voting a as a person with a disability. These changes are outlined below.   Voting in primaries…

FACES | Family-Centered Care for Black Autistic Children

Thursday, Feb 15, 2024

The Autism Society of North Carolina is partnering with FACES for Autism to offer 5-week training courses designed to improve knowledge, advocacy, and empowerment among underrepresented parents of children with autism. The FACES Framework is family-centered care with a focus on Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Support to improve your child’s outcomes and your family’s…