Matthew went to Camp Royall hoping to make a friend. At the end of it all, he had two best friends for life.
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
1 in 57 children may be diagnosed with autism in North Carolina
20,000+ individuals receive direct services annually in North Carolina
89¢ 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.
The need for employment opportunities for adults with autism is significant; studies have shown that a majority of them are unemployed or underemployed. For individuals on the spectrum, employment not only fosters financial stability and promotes greater independence but also increases self-esteem and provides opportunities to improve social skills, grow a network of friends and…
October can be full of fun, Halloween-themed events, culminating in trick-or-treating. While this tradition may seem enjoyable and simple for most families, it can present a number of potential obstacles for families with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). New social rules and novel situations (strangers, new sights and sounds, and itchy costumes)…
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. For those of us with children on the spectrum, bullying is one of our greatest fears. A nonverbal child cannot stand up for himself or easily ask for help. For children who have language, dyspraxia and social skill deficits can prevent them from recognizing that they are being mistreated…