Our Autism Resource Specialists are always a free phone call away, and every year they help thousands of families navigate early intervention, school, community, and adult services.
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
1 in 54 children may be diagnosed with autism nationally
40,000+ individuals and their families receive direct services annually in NC
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.
Some people who are in positions of power have savant skills. Such exceptional talents include an encyclopedic level of knowledge or a highly talented control of a hands-on task. Savant skills can be common to people on the autism spectrum. It could be due to just being wired that way in the brain, or intense…
The McCrimmon Award is named for Ed McCrimmon, a longtime member of the Autism Society of North Carolina staff. He was known for his outstanding dedication and integrity as he served individuals with autism. Tragically, he died in 2017. The McCrimmon Award was established to keep Ed’s memory alive, and at the same time, celebrate…
Laurie Dougherty has worked at the Fairview House, one of the Autism Society of North Carolina’s residential programs in western North Carolina, since the home opened in 2004. For her contribution to the success of the home and the residents it serves, Dougherty has been named the 2021 winner of the John and Claudia Roman…