ASNC to Cover Supported Employment Services Until November 1

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ASNC to Cover Supported Employment Services Until November 1

While policymakers in Washington debate when and how to end the federal government shutdown, Americans want to know how their lives will be affected. In our state, many workers who are paid with federal dollars, even in state government, have faced furloughs. Of specific concern to individuals with autism and their families is which benefits…

Q&A with Alan Cohen, employment supports professional

The Autism Society of North Carolina recently named Alan Cohen of Raleigh as the 2013 winner of the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award. Cohen, an employment supports professional who has worked for ASNC for four years, shares some of what he has learned. What is a typical workday like for you? That’s something that…

Public Policy Update: Education Tax Credit Becomes Scholarship Program

This is the final year that families with children with disabilities who moved their children into private or home schools after July of 2010 can claim the North Carolina education tax credit.  Starting in the spring of 2014, North Carolina will offer a scholarship program for children with disabilities who leave public school and enter private…

Autism Society of North Carolina Names Winner of John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award

The Autism Society of North Carolina has named Alan Cohen of Raleigh as the 2013 winner of the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award. The annual award honors a direct service employee of the Autism Society of North Carolina who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to individuals with autism and their families. Cohen is an employment…

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism: Because Experience Makes a “World of Difference”

Lorraine La Pointe moved to North Carolina because of a brief encounter with a respite worker. It was the early 1990s, and La Pointe was living in Florida with her toddler son, who had autism. She was having trouble getting services for Adam, who was nonverbal until the age of 3. La Pointe came to…

Join Raleigh Forged Fitness Owners as They Give Back

Jason and Melissa Culbreth, owners of Forged Fitness in Raleigh, have witnessed firsthand many of the challenges and successes that families with autism face on a daily basis. One of their employees has a child with autism, and the child is also a member at the gym. The Culbreths decided they wanted to help. “Supporting…

Autism Resource Specialists: New Name, Proven Resource

The Autism Society of North Carolina has a new name for a proven resource: Parent Advocates will now be called Autism Resource Specialists, better conveying the benefits they can provide to families that are seeking help for loved ones with autism. We have Autism Resource Specialists to support families in every county of North Carolina….

The Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism: Teaching Compassion

Robin McCraw is a teacher, so she knows all about inspiring the next generation. What she sees each year at the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism thrills her: enthusiastic teams of young people from schools such as UNC-Greensboro and High Point University, representing their service clubs and athletic teams. “They’re learning to be compassionate and to…

Why Do You Run/Walk?

The following article was submitted by Kristy White, Director of Development for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Eileen runs for her grandson, Teresa walks for her son, and Mike rallies co-workers to give back to the community. I Run/Walk for kids like Braxton, whom I met while running summer camp programs about 10 years…