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.”
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
20,000+ individuals receive direct services annually in North Carolina
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Together, we can help individuals with autism build fulfilling lives and contribute to their communities through their unique gifts.
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…
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…
As an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, ASNC advocates for public policies that support people on the spectrum and monitors changes in our developmental disability and education systems. We work with policymakers at the General Assembly, state departments such as NC Department of Health and…