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Public Policy Update | July 19

Friday, Jul 19, 2024

Autism Society of North Carolina Public Policy updates: NCGA Short Session Wraps Up Tailored Plans Begin   NCGA Wraps Up Regular Short Session NC Legislature wrapped up its up regular short session at the end of June and passed a resolution to reconvene monthly until December 13, 2024, to address any remaining legislative issues including…

Parenting: Becoming Teammates Instead of Opponents

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024

My husband and I have been married for 23 years. We have seven boys ages 20 down to three, one of whom has autism. Parenting an autistic child can be challenging and can strain other relationships in your life, particularly your marriage or romantic partnership. Ā  Our marriage has weathered many stormsā€”parenting two children with…

Public Policy Update | June 25

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024

NC House passes a budget adjustments bill; Senate releaseā€™s ā€œmini budgetā€ bill; Budget negotiations stalled In short session years, North Carolina legislators usually adjust the two-year budget passed during the previous year’s long legislative session. The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) Appropriations chairs in the House and Senate began negotiating these second-year adjustments this spring,…