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A press release from Governor Roy Cooper about LiNC-IT, a program that employs neurodiverse professionals.

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Governor Cooper: LiNC-IT employs neurodiverse professionals reaches milestone of serving 100 North Carolinians

LiNC-IT works with 44 employers to help employees on the autism spectrum succeed at work, recognized as national model. RALEIGH: North Carolina’s employment program for early career autistic professionals, LiNC-IT, has achieved an important milestone, Governor Roy Cooper announced. Since the Governor launched the program in 2018, LiNC-IT has supported 100 individuals with autism spectrum…

Moving to North Carolina as a Spanish Speaker

I moved to North Carolina from Puerto Rico, and people often ask me how I ended up moving here. Falling in love got me here. I met my son’s father in Puerto Rico and it was love at first sight. We dated long distance and then we decided for me to “jump” and move to…

Consejos para mudarse a Carolina del Norte siendo hispanohablante

Me mudé a Carolina del Norte desde Puerto Rico, y con frecuencia la gente me pregunta cómo terminé mudándome aquí. El amor me trajo aquí. Conocí al padre de mi hijo en Puerto Rico y fue amor a primera vista. Mantuvimos una relación a larga distancia y luego decidimos que “diera un salto al vacío”…

Family Navigators Service via Trillium Health Resources available in Eastern NC Counties

The Autism Society of North Carolina is partnering with Trillium Health Resources for residents residing in the Trillium Health catchment area to provide support to individuals on Medicaid through Family Navigators. What counties are in the Trillium Health catchment area? For individuals receiving Medicaid through the Tailored Plan, Trillium Health covers the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie,…

Setting the Record Straight: Medicaid Waivers, Medicaid Expansion, Medicaid Transformation

Note: The following is a primer on several issues happening at the same time in our Medicaid system. For background information on Medicaid as a whole, and how Medicaid works in North Carolina, please refer to the “Medicaid Basics” information at the end of this post, content re-published from our public policy papers available on…

Public Policy Update

Legislative Mini Session Wrap Up The North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, September 2 to allocate more than $900 million in federal Coronavirus money in a quick two-day process. Governor Cooper is widely expected to sign the bill; however, his office did note that they are still reviewing the legislation. Legislative…

Telling Your Child about an Autism Diagnosis

I was seated on my daughter’s bed. A few minutes before, she had asked me a question that gripped my heart. “Do I have autism?” Since her diagnosis near her third birthday, I had imagined all the ways this discussion would go. Now in middle school, she was into theater, movies, and rewriting screenplays. Being…

The Health of Our Aging Adults

Over 30 years ago, after our suspicions were confirmed that our young daughter did indeed have autism, we asked a question that many of you also may have contemplated: “What is the normal life expectancy of someone who has autism?” We were given a fairly encouraging yet vague answer: “We really don’t know for sure,…