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Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part Two

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Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our two-part blog series featuring the stories of four fathers who share the wisdom and insight they have gained while navigating the complexities of parenting an autistic child. Click here to read Part One of this special Father’s Day blog series. Let’s continue to explore the stories of these fathers…

ABA Services for Young Children: Home or Clinic-Based?

When considering ABA Services for Young Children (Applied Behavior Analysis), many providers offer services in the client’s home, while others offer clinic-based care or some combination of these two environments. Clinic-based care may be the right option for many individuals, but there are nuanced factors to consider when evaluating whether this environment fits your child’s…

Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part One

Fatherhood is a journey filled with both wonderful moments and significant challenges, highlighting the invaluable role that fathers play in their families. Fathers provide protection, guidance, stability, and support, serving as pillars of strength. This month, in honor of Father’s Day, we asked four remarkable fathers who have children with autism to share their experiences…

Public Policy Update | May 23

Autism Society of North Carolina Public Policy updates: I/DD Caucus meeting draws advocates to NCGA Tailored Plan Reminders Survey on the Innovations Waiver Supports Budget Process   I/DD Caucus meeting brings advocates to the NC General Assembly (NCGA). On Tuesday May 14, members of the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability legislative caucus met to hear testimony…

Supporting Children With Autism in Foster Care and Post-adoption

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. On a personal note, I don’t have a child with autism, but this topic holds a most special place for me because two of my own children are adopted from the foster care system. Addressing this topic represents the intersection of my professional and personal heart. Here in…

Autism and Food Allergies

I received a food allergy diagnosis at 10 years old and have spent years learning about allergies while also volunteering for the Autism Society of North Carolina. I began thinking about my experience with food allergies and how quickly I was able to get treatment because I was able to communicate my symptoms. I then…

Autism Parenting: The Impact Of “I understand”

Although I am a clinician, I’m writing this as a parent of a kiddo on the spectrum. This topic weighs on me professionally, but more so personally. As a professional, you may have tried to relate to a parent by saying, “I understand” at some point in your career. I’m sure as a parent you…

I/DD Advocacy Day Opportunity | May 14, 2024

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities and Meet the Need NC are organizing advocates to attend a Listening Session at the NC Legislative I/DD Caucus meeting on Tuesday, May 14. The I/DD Caucus is working to educate legislators about the needs of the I/DD community, in particular the 17,500+ waiting list for Innovations waivers…

ASNC Public Policy Update

NCGA starts legislative short session; NC Center for Safer Schools issues guidance regarding school Threat Assessment Teams; Tailored Plan Reminders North Carolina General Assembly is back in session. Legislators have returned to Raleigh for the start of the “short” legislative session that takes place in even numbered years. During this briefer legislative session, lawmakers consider…