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NC DHHS Releases Plan for Medicaid Reform

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NC DHHS Releases Plan for Medicaid Reform

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has issued a proposed design for Medicaid managed care in North Carolina. The proposal gives individuals on Medicaid, families, caregivers, providers, and other stakeholders the opportunity to share feedback before DHHS submits a revised waiver to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the fall….

Transitioning Your Child with Autism Back to School

As summer is once again gradually winding down, it is time to start thinking about what you can do to help prepare your child so that the transition back into school is as smooth as possible. Summer is filled with more leisure time and fun-filled activities. Your child’s day in school will certainly look much…

WNC Run/Walk for Autism is Chance to Share Their Story

Wyatt Ogden was not diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder until he was 7 years old. He had been referred for an autism evaluation by his preschool when he was 3, but he was high-functioning, and his parents did not want to limit him with a label. But Wyatt had some challenges in elementary school, and…

Tell US Senators to Vote No on Health-Care Bill!

The Senate is planning to vote on a “motion to proceed,” the first step in bringing a health-care bill to the floor for a vote early next week. At this time, it’s not clear which health-care bill will be voted on. Please keep the pressure up and ask your Senators not to cut or cap…

Tips for Traveling with Children and Adults with Autism

Summer is supposed to be a time to reward yourself and your family for a year of hard work, growth, and change. It represents a break from multiple settings and situations – school for children, and often a lull in expectations at work for adults. However, it can present another set of stressors for a…

Simple Ways to Keep It “Cool” this Summer

  Summer is finally here, and the temperatures are rising! Thankfully, we don’t have to see a rise in tantrum behavior with those temperatures. Here are five simple ways to help prevent the heat from rising inside your home: Grandma’s Law There is no way to avoid asking your child to do tasks that they…

The Opinions of Others: I’m No Longer Concerned

When my son was first diagnosed with autism at the age of four and a half, I was truly concerned about what others thought about his different and strange behaviors. My son looks very much like his typical peers, as many children with autism do. People stared and gave me disapproving looks when he would…

LifeLong Interventions Expanding to New Areas

ASNC’s Clinical Department is excited to continue expanding service areas for the LifeLong Interventions (LLI) program! LLI has recently made its way to the Asheville and Wilmington areas. In light of our ever-growing program, we wanted to share the answers to some frequently asked questions to help the community better understand what the program is,…