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When Stephen lost his job due to COVID, the employment supports staff helped him apply for a new position. Stephen works as a package handler and says it is his “perfect job.”

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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

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Our Position on Applied Behavior Analysis

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

There is confusion and controversy regarding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), particularly when used as a comprehensive treatment for individuals with autism. Applied Behavior Analysis within the autism community is endorsed by many and criticized by others. It is a topic that evokes passion and emotional responses because of the perceptions, sometimes inaccurate, of how ABA…

A Parent’s Perspective on Handling Meltdowns

Monday, Apr 12, 2021

Meltdowns happen. Meltdowns happen first thing in the morning, right before bed, and all the times in between. They happen at your in-law’s house, at the grocery store, and during religious services. Meltdowns seem to be the number one reason that parents seek a diagnosis of autism for their child. That was true for me…

Public Policy Update

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021

Listen to our latest podcast about these policy developments.   Federal Actions  American Rescue Act: Congress passed an additional COVID and economic relief bill – the American Rescue Plan (ARP) – in early March. The legislation includes a number of items meant to address ongoing problems related to the pandemic including $1,400 stimulus checks for many Americans (including dependents and individuals with disabilities); an extension of unemployment benefits; additional funding…