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Books on autism make great gifts this Holiday Season

There are so many books to choose from that the Autism Society of NC Bookstore has put together a list of the Top 16 Books to give as gifts this holiday season. I’ve categorized them by recipient to make it even easier to find the right book for the right person on your list!

From Toy Box to Toolbox

A review of The Integrated Self Advocacy ISA Curriculum by Valerie Paradiz

Proposed Changes to NC Policies—Comment Period

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children Division, is proposing changes to the Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilites.  The comment period is from November 23, 2009 through January 21, 2010, with a public hearing on Wednesday, December 16.  Most of the changes seem to align NC Policies with federal law, but…

WARNING! Helicopter Moms

The pros and cons of being a hovering caregiver.

School Violence Prevention Act: Coming to Your School

Chances are good that your child with autism has been bullied at one time or another while in school.   Thanks to the new state law, SB526, the schools’ reaction to these situations may be changing.  A friend of mine recently experienced this change firsthand.  Her teenage son came home one day, describing an incident that…

Nights at the Round Table

Eating issues.

Additional CAP MR/DD Waiver Slots Released

Important information  for families who are on the Cap MR/DD waiting list. The new Cap MR/DD waiver slots that were funded by the General Assembly are being released  to the LMEs for immediate use. The Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/ Substance Abuse Services ( Division of MH/DD/SAS) is allocating an additional 950 Supports Waiver slots…

Getting into the Holiday Spirit!

Do you think your child’s teacher, mentor, grandparent, or doctor could benefit from reading more about autism? Not sure which book would suite their needs best? We’ve got the perfect gift, ASNC Bookstore Gift Certificates! Give them a gift certificate this holiday season and let them choose an autism title from our website: www.autismbookstore.com An ASNC Bookstore…

TALKING ME DOWN FROM THE LEDGE

De-stressing tips and taking care of yourself.