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Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part Two

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Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our two-part blog series featuring the stories of four fathers who share the wisdom and insight they have gained while navigating the complexities of parenting an autistic child. Click here to read Part One of this special Father’s Day blog series. Let’s continue to explore the stories of these fathers…

Fatherhood and Autism: Words of Wisdom Part One

Fatherhood is a journey filled with both wonderful moments and significant challenges, highlighting the invaluable role that fathers play in their families. Fathers provide protection, guidance, stability, and support, serving as pillars of strength. This month, in honor of Father’s Day, we asked four remarkable fathers who have children with autism to share their experiences…

Public Policy Update | May 23

Autism Society of North Carolina Public Policy updates: I/DD Caucus meeting draws advocates to NCGA Tailored Plan Reminders Survey on the Innovations Waiver Supports Budget Process   I/DD Caucus meeting brings advocates to the NC General Assembly (NCGA). On Tuesday May 14, members of the Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability legislative caucus met to hear testimony…

Supporting Children With Autism in Foster Care and Post-adoption

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. On a personal note, I don’t have a child with autism, but this topic holds a most special place for me because two of my own children are adopted from the foster care system. Addressing this topic represents the intersection of my professional and personal heart. Here in…

Autism and Food Allergies

I received a food allergy diagnosis at 10 years old and have spent years learning about allergies while also volunteering for the Autism Society of North Carolina. I began thinking about my experience with food allergies and how quickly I was able to get treatment because I was able to communicate my symptoms. I then…

Autism Parenting: The Impact Of “I understand”

Although I am a clinician, I’m writing this as a parent of a kiddo on the spectrum. This topic weighs on me professionally, but more so personally. As a professional, you may have tried to relate to a parent by saying, “I understand” at some point in your career. I’m sure as a parent you…

ASNC Public Policy Update

In this public policy update: Medicaid Tailored Plans move forward; B(3) Services transition to 1915i; Samantha R lawsuit consent order; State releases new Olmstead Plan for 2024-2026. Medicaid Tailored Plans will move forward as the next phase of Medicaid Transformation goes into effect. North Carolina has been changing its Medicaid system for several years. The…

The Power of Consent

AutismSocietyNC · Blog | The Power of Consent by Felicia Williams Brown   While much attention has been given to understanding the social and communication difficulties faced by many on the autism spectrum, there remains a particularly sensitive topic that demands exploration. That topic is consent. Consent is a term we encounter in various contexts—from…

Looking Through the Right Lens: Autism-Informed Support

 AutismSocietyNC · Blog | Looking Through the Right Lens – 04/17/2024 Recently, I provided autism-informed support and coaching services in a public school, where I visited a first-grade classroom. I watched as a little girl asked for help in tearing her perforated page out of her workbook.  A peer offered to help, and she…