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ASNC Working with Law Enforcement to Secure Funding for Tracking Devices

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ASNC Working with Law Enforcement to Secure Funding for Tracking Devices

Last week, in response to congressional interest in wandering and the safety of children on the autism spectrum, Justice Department officials said they would make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering. As many as 50% of children with autism are estimated to…

A look back at a remarkable year

A few highlights from 2013 2013 was a busy year in the autism community. We witnessed the changeover in statewide service delivery from Local Management Entities (LMEs) to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Issues that had stalled for years with the legislature moved forward, but not all the way into law. And more families learned that…

Adult Retreats at Camp Royall: It’s All About Friendship

This article was submitted by Lesley Fraser, Camp Royall Assistant Director. This weekend, young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome will gather at Camp Royall for one of the six adult retreats we offer throughout the year. It is often hard for me to believe that as the assistant director at Camp Royall, it’s…

Beyond Graduation – What’s Next for Students with ASD?

Editor’s Note – This article is from Kathleen Dolbee, a parent, educator, and ASNC Autism Resource Specialist. Graduation day is a big deal. In fact, it is so big, that parents must begin planning for it when their children enter high school. If your child has an IEP, from the time he turned 14, his…

ASNC to Cover Supported Employment Services Until November 1

While policymakers in Washington debate when and how to end the federal government shutdown, Americans want to know how their lives will be affected. In our state, many workers who are paid with federal dollars, even in state government, have faced furloughs. Of specific concern to individuals with autism and their families is which benefits…

Q&A with Alan Cohen, employment supports professional

The Autism Society of North Carolina recently named Alan Cohen of Raleigh as the 2013 winner of the John and Claudia Roman Direct Service Award. Cohen, an employment supports professional who has worked for ASNC for four years, shares some of what he has learned. What is a typical workday like for you? That’s something that…

Seeing is Believing

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Amy F. Hobbs, Training Coordinator with the Autism Society of North Carolina. Research shows that video modeling is an effective strategy to use with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve social and communication skills. As a trainer, I frequently emphasize the importance of showing children…

Honoring Direct Support Professionals

Editor’s Note – Last week was Direct Support Professional Recognition Week in North Carolina. The Autism Society of North Carolina employs hundreds of Direct Support personnel and without their dedication and continued efforts many individuals on the autism spectrum and their families would not have needed support services. The following article was provided by Kerri…

Run or Walk for Autism this fall

Editor’s Note – The following Blog article was written by Heather Hargrave, Development Associate and Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator. Lace up your running shoes and participate in the 2012 fall run/walks for autism and help us make a difference in the lives of over 60,000 individuals with autism in North Carolina. Regardless of the event…