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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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Public Policy Update

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

No progress on State Budget from House members State Budget Update: The NC House budget is now not expected until late July or early August. House budget leaders are sorting out the implications of billions in federal funding and its impact on the state budget. Some federal funding, like that for health and human services,…

It’s Time for the Dentist!

Monday, Jul 12, 2021

What feelings does this title bring to you? I can tell you that just writing about the dentist brought up all the anxiety-induced emotions that having a loved one with autism spectrum disorder, I/DD, and/or anxiety can bring. I (Kim) vividly remember my three-year-old son needing to have his blood drawn. It took a papoose…

Bringing Back Needed Structure and Routine

Thursday, Jul 08, 2021

When the pandemic began in March 2020, our world took a sharp turn, and everyone’s life looked very different. With all the changes that occurred, known routines and schedules were literally turned upside down. We were left with uncertainty, few answers, and we may have lost control of maintaining what we had implemented and put…