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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…


De-stressing tips and taking care of yourself.

Statewide Autism Training for Teachers

Claire Greer, Consultant for Autism, Severe/Profound and Multiple Disabilities for the NC Department of Public Instruction, has developed 5 modules for training autism teams in each LEA (Local Education Agency, or school district).  The LEA selects a group of professionals—often a special education teacher, a speech pathologist, and an occupational therapist—to attend these intensive sessions. …

Quantum Autism

Coverage of the Autism Town Hall Meeting.

Will they, or won’t they? Should they, or shouldn’t they?

Lots of opinions back and forth over the New York Times article on the proposed changes to the DSM-V.  Ari Ne’eman, founder of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network thinks this could be helpful in terms of getting more services, parents of children with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome fear the loss of identity for their children. …

IEP Cheat Sheet, Quick & Dirty*

IEP tips.