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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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Vaccine Priority Update

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced several updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine administration on March 2, 2021. Included in the updates are changes to the vaccination priority for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including autism. We want to extend our sincere appreciation to Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, Deputy Secretary Dave Richard,…

Vaccine Priority for People with Autism

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

Increasing evidence is showing that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) are at much higher risk for contracting COVID-19, for being hospitalized with the illness, and an increased mortality rate from the illness. A Johns Hopkins analysis of insurance data indicates people with IDD are three times more likely to die when infected with…

Online Safety for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021

One concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is the ever-increasing time our children are spending online and the potential loss of innocence due to internet activity. With virtual learning a daily part of their lives, it’s easy for our children to be sitting in front of the computer as many as 8 hours a day, especially…