Jen Pyne Named 2019 Roman Award Winner

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Jen Pyne Named 2019 Roman Award Winner

Jen Pyne is not just a service provider to the people with autism whom she supports. She is a true friend and a member of their family. “She has helped me to create a life on my own terms that I am proud of,” said Jade McWilliams, one of her clients. “I have a very…

Debra Wyatt Named 2019 McCrimmon Award Winner

Debra Wyatt might have saved Chris Schild’s life, says his father, Bryan. Chris and Debra were at Walgreens, where he works and she supports him as a job coach, when a tragic incident occurred. “My son was not 10 feet away from a man who had just shot the pharmacist and the pharmacy tech,” Bryan…

Build Sensory Kits to Provide Comfort After Hurricane

We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern for the families we serve who were affected by Hurricane Florence. Many individuals with autism in parts of North Carolina have been displaced from their homes, schools, or other services. When individuals with autism are in new situations or environments, they can feel uncomfortable, anxious, or…

Call on Us in Your Time of Need

Dear Families, Friends, and Supporters, Our hearts go out to North Carolinians who are suffering because of Hurricane Florence. We know that thousands of people are being affected. Some have had to leave their homes and belongings behind. Some remain in their homes, but their lives have been disrupted by a lack of electricity, school…

Abbey Willis Named 2018 Roman Award Winner

In the past two years of supporting Eric Kardon as an Autism Support Professional, Abbey Willis has run with him in a half-marathon, two 10-mile races, and several other events even though she previously had just run for light exercise. “Running is an essential part of Eric’s life, so Abbey took on the role of…

Always on the Move at Camp Royall

James Feller loves to be active outside. The 18-year-old, who has been coming to Camp Royall since 2014, especially enjoys hiking the camp’s trails. “I even gave him the Phenomenal Pathfinder Award because he showed me new paths to explore camp and have fun,” said his summer camp counselor, Karla Yamilette Morel. James was always…

Campers Treated to Day at Lenovo with Carolina Hurricanes

As the campers gathered in the lobby at the Lenovo Research Triangle Park campus, they excitedly talked with each other about their favorite Pokémon character, their plans after high school, and their love of technology. Lenovo and Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation employees greeted the 14 teenage campers from the Autism Society of North…

Making Best Friends at Camp Royall

Kellington Morrisey found his best friend at Camp Royall this summer. The 11-year-old arrived for his first week ever somewhat nervous and talking low, his counselor said. But then he was introduced to Khalil, and within minutes, the boys were off walking and talking about Ninjago, their favorite show. “I feel like Kellington and Khalil…

Introducing ASNC’s New Wilmington Autism Services Coordinator

We are happy to introduce Julie Bright as the Senior Autism Services Coordinator in the Wilmington region, where we will now provide skilled-support services. Julie comes to us with 15 years of experience in working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). While attending UNC Wilmington to attain her BA in education, she provided direct…