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When Danny got his first jobs as a young adult with autism, he faced some challenges. With visual supports, he succeeded, and now he works with other people on the spectrum.

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Wandering, Bolting, and Safety

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

According to a 2012 study in the medical journal Pediatrics, at least 49% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have wandered or bolted from safe settings. The moment you realize you don’t know where a child is can be one of any caregivers’ greatest fears. This fear can be compounded if the child has minimal…

Autism and the Sibling Connection

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

My husband, Chip, and I have two adult children, Hayley (26) and Evan (22). Evan has autism and other co-morbid conditions. At age 19, he graduated high school Cum Laude with an OCS diploma. According to Evan’s former case manager, an older sibling can be the best therapist. Not to discount professional intervention, but in…

Ask Your Representatives to Support These Federal Bills

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Below are brief summaries of bills introduced in Congress that would affect people with autism and their families. More information on each bill and other federal actions can be found on the Autism Society of America’s Action Center webpage. The Autism Society of North Carolina urges you to contact your members of Congress and ask…