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.
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
86¢ of every dollar
you give goes directly to services
Together, we can help individuals with autism build fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities through their unique gifts.
Note: This blog was written by Juliette Heim, Autism Resource Specialist, and Kristy Myers, Health Consultant at the Autism Society of North Carolina. Juliette Heim’s reflections on her experience as a parent to a son with autism are in italics. Health is broadly defined as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being, in…
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