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When Danny got his first job 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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Giving Back for Camp Royall

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Each summer at Camp Royall, Tommy Guthrie Johnson is all grins and giggles as he enjoys swimming, hiking, digging in the garden, and singing camp songs, silly motions and all. Tommy, who is 14, is “complex,” said his mother, Megan Johnson. “He’s so challenging but so funny and smart and cuddly and loveable.” Megan adopted…

I Really Am Listening to You!

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

I really am listening to you! My eyes are looking elsewhere. I’m playing with something. I’m rocking. Humming. Giving an unpleasant facial expression. Fill in the blank! “Normal” people look right at you and respond. Sorry! I can’t! But I can listen! I AM listening! You are very important to me. Your thoughts are interesting….

Creative Living: Respecting the Uniqueness of Each Individual

Monday, Aug 12, 2019

Aaron Roberson’s sister used to make his lunch every day, but these days, he is learning to make it himself. He loves to make personal pizzas and sometimes chicken nuggets. He shops for all of the ingredients with his Autism Support Professional, Joyce, and then returns to Creative Living, the Raleigh day program he attends,…