Adam is an independent adult with autism. He travels all over the country visiting his mom with the income he makes at his job.
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.
Whether an individual is 2 years old or 42 years old, and wherever they lie on the autism spectrum, a simple but important strategy for encouraging communication, teaching skills, and promoting independence is “do less, so they can do more.” We know that individuals with autism often need repeated opportunities to master a skill. We…
Direct Support Professionals provide critical support for individuals with autism. Every day, they work one-to-one with individuals with autism, teaching skill acquisition and supporting them in reaching their life goals. In addition to staff, many become trusted friends, natural supports, and honorary members of families. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the largest percentage of ASNC’s…
Almost daily I speak to a parent about their child’s future. Like any parent, they want to know that their child will be taken care of and happy. Every child with autism is unique and so are their needs now and in the future. I wish I had the answers, but I have to ask…