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Information Sessions on CAP I/DD Waiver Changes

Archive for 2011

Information Sessions on CAP I/DD Waiver Changes

North Carolina’s Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD formerly CAP MR/DD) is expected to change as of November 1, 2011. The Autism Society of North Carolina will publish a longer blog post about those changes, which includes a limit on the number of habilitation hours. The Developmental Disabilities Training Institute has…

Expanding Your Child’s School Comfort Zone, By Dan Coulter

Here’s an article about the value of taking your child who has Asperger Syndrome to visit his teacher and classroom before school starts. While this article focuses on younger children, it can also be helpful to schedule a school visit with middle school and high school students who have Asperger Syndrome. Hope this is helpful….

Federal Policy News and Action Alert

Urge your Congressperson to support the reauthorization of the Combating Autism Act Committee scheduled for a markup meeting on Wednesday, September 7th Congress is back from their summer recess this week and its time to get back to work! There are less than 30 days left to secure the passage of the Combating Autism Reauthorization…

Nurturing Organization and Independence through Visual Reminders

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Kathy Dolbee, Parent Advocate for the Autism Society of North Carolina. The concept of time is abstract. After all, a timeline has an arrow at each end and the concept of infinity is hard for us mortals to wrap our brain around. That is why we wear…

Teaching Students with Asperger Syndrome for the First Time (Originally published July 28, 2005), By Dan Coulter

Dear Blog readers, In our state we are fortunate to have many individuals on the autism spectrum and family members who are happy to share information and perspectives. Today we add Dan Coulter to our list of Blog contributors. Dan lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Julie. He is owner of Coulter Video, a company…

1915 b/c Waivers and Autism: What Does Managed Care Mean to Me or my Child?

The Autism Society of North Carolina is working on updating its 1915 b/c managed care waiver information on our website. Below is an article from The Spectrum ASNC’s newsletter about managed care waivers in North Carolina. Please feel free to post your questions and comments below. Over the next two years, managed care waivers, also…

NC General Assembly Legislative Session Wrap-up

This article was published in The Autism Society of North Carolina’s summer 2011 issue of The Spectrum. Current and past issues of The Spectrum can be found under Publications on our website. Families, self-advocates and ASNC faced difficult challenges in advocating for better services and supports for people on the autism spectrum as we headed into the long…

Countdown to School

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Kathy Dolbee, Parent Advocate for the Autism Society of North Carolina. As the summer toys move to the clearance aisle to make room for the arrival of back-to-school supplies, many parents face the back-to-school transition with mixed emotions. While we optimistically look forward to the routine and…

Corporal Punishment – It’s the Law! Bill 498

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Linda Griffin, Parent Advocate Director for the Autism Society of North Carolina. It’s the 21st Century, and we have made such incredible progress – from splitting the atom to landing on the moon. We believe that we are wise and enlightened. We have conducted research on…