Transitioning to Competent Adulthood with Dr. Peter Gerhardt

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Transitioning to Competent Adulthood with Dr. Peter Gerhardt

Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who has worked in the autism field for 37 years, shared some of his expertise with parents and professionals last week at a one-day conference in Raleigh. His presentation was titled “Transitioning to Competent Adulthood for Individuals with Autism: Implications from Preschool to High School and Beyond.” Dr. Gerhardt is the Executive…

Bullying: Empowering Our Students with ASD

In today’s society, it is not at all unusual to hear stories about students (both those with and without disabilities) being bullied. There is no doubt that bullying is becoming a serious problem in the school-age population, leading to students’ lower self-esteem, heightened anxiety, depression, fear, isolation, and even suicide. A growing issue within the…

URGENT: Tell Senators Not to Cut or Cap Medicaid

Congress plans to hold hearings Monday on a health-care bill that makes massive cuts to Medicaid, which includes funds for Innovations waivers, EPSDT services, and many other health and disability services. Analysis of previous health-care bills estimated that billions of dollars would be cut from Medicaid and 32 million people would lose health coverage, resulting…

Prepare for Hurricanes to Stay Safe

The Autism Society of North Carolina would like to partner with you to keep your family safe. With hurricane season upon us, and Hurricane Irma possibly heading toward North Carolina in coming days, we wanted to share some information to help you prepare. We have created two social narratives that you may find useful for…

Social Stories for the Solar Eclipse

The Autism Society of North Carolina would like to partner with you to keep your loved ones with autism safe at all times. To help you prepare for the solar eclipse on Monday, we have created two social stories; click on the one that you think is most appropriate for your loved one to get…

Transitioning Your Child with Autism Back to School

As summer is once again gradually winding down, it is time to start thinking about what you can do to help prepare your child so that the transition back into school is as smooth as possible. Summer is filled with more leisure time and fun-filled activities. Your child’s day in school will certainly look much…