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URGENT: Tell Senators Not to Cut or Cap Medicaid

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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…

Contact Congress about Health-Care Bill and Changes to Disability Civil Rights

Congress is back from its August break and has begun looking at various legislative actions that would affect people with autism and other disabilities, including changes to health care and to the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Senate working on changes to Medicaid and individual health care The US Senate is considering a bill similar…

2017 Roman Award Winner Named

The Autism Society of North Carolina is pleased to recognize Ed McCrimmon of Durham as the 2017 winner of the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award for outstanding commitment to individuals with autism and their families. Ed, who has worked for ASNC since 1999, was nominated for supporting David Wertheimer for 18 years with…

“Food is Yummy! Get in My Tummy!” Managing Food-Seeking Behaviors

Most of the people reading this can agree with the title. Food is yummy, so we love putting it in our tummy! This can be an issue when food becomes an obsession, for obvious reasons (i.e., health concerns) and some that may not be so apparent (e.g., problem behaviors resulting from being denied access to…

Triangle Run/Walk for Autism is a Family Affair

For the Ludwig family of Holly Springs, autism awareness is a family affair. Mason Ludwig, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3, is now an “active 11-year-old who loves YouTube, French fries, Mickey Mouse, and most of all, his family!” said his mother, Kelley Ludwig. “Mason’s brothers are both amazing advocates for spreading…

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…

Planning for My Adult Child’s Future

What does the future hold for my son? As a parent of an adult child with special needs, I have been asking myself the same question for the past 24 years. When my son was very young, I exhausted myself, my child, and all of my loved ones by going from one expert to another…

Recognize Your ASNC Direct Support Professional

Do you have a direct support professional who regularly goes above and beyond? Have they had a significant impact on you, your loved one, your family, and the community? Recognize their excellence by nominating them for the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award! This award honors an Autism Society of North Carolina direct support…

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…