Are you struggling to effectively address challenging behavior?
Do you need help promoting play and communication skills in your young child with autism?
Does your teenager need support in such areas as social communication, organization, employment readiness, and/or daily living skills?
Let us help you
The Autism Society of North Carolina clinical team can provide a variety of supports for you or your loved one. Our service models include LifeLong Interventions, focused behavioral consultation, and Rapid Response Clinical Consultation telehealth.
ASNC’s Clinical Department received a full three-year BHCOE accreditation in 2021, demonstrating our commitment to high-quality services.
LifeLong Interventions (LLI) is comprehensive treatment for children and adults. It is rooted in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and involves effective instruction using evidence-based practices to promote meaningful skills and behaviors in the home, school, and community.
Clients can be any age and any skill level. LifeLong Interventions is offered in the Triangle, Wilmington, Asheville, Morganton/Asheville East, and greater Charlotte areas.
LLI treatment plans are created by psychologists in collaboration with Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), who first assess each client’s needs. All psychologists and BCBAs operate under the guidance of ASNC’s Clinical Director, Dr. Alexander (Aleck) Myers. Certified Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) are paraprofessionals who work directly with clients and families in their homes, under the supervision of our LPs, LPAs, BCBAs, and Dr. Myers.
How can I pay for LifeLong Interventions?
ASNC is an in-network provider for many insurers, such as BCBSNC, Aetna, and United Healthcare. (Employers that cover autism treatment) Children under 21 who rely on Medicaid for support (Medicaid health insurance and Innovations Waiver) are also eligible to receive treatment under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment program (EPSDT). ASNC is an in-network provider with all of the LME/MCOs that manage behavioral health needs in NC. For more information on which services you may qualify for, contact your local LME/MCO using this directory. We also provide treatment through private-pay arrangements.
Rapid Response Clinical Consultation through telehealth
Rapid Response Clinical Consult (RRCC) is for children and adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. RRCC is available throughout all 100 North Carolina counties, as the service is delivered via telehealth.
RRCC is a short-term consultation service. Areas addressed with parents/caregivers might include: enhancing structure, organizing and planning the day, quick tips/strategies to address social communication and other skill areas, and behavior intervention strategies. This service is not intended to address extreme forms of problem behavior or mental health crisis. It is not a replacement for a formal Behavior Support Plan.
Following authorization, consultation service is initiated and is completed very quickly (short-term, 2-4 weeks service duration).
Clinical Department staff are available in some regions to offer strategies that autism self-advocates, parents, caregivers, and professionals can apply to prevent challenging behavior and to teach and reinforce relevant skills. This consultative service may be provided within the home, community, or educational contexts.
Behavioral consultation reports and formal Behavior Support Plans are created by psychologists in collaboration with Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), who work under the guidance of Dr. Myers.
The ultimate goal of our consultative service is to empower stakeholders such as autism self-advocates, parents, caregivers, and professionals with evidence-based and relevant strategies that they can apply and maintain to promote optimal outcomes.
Social Connections Group (New in Wilmington!)
The Autism Society of North Carolina is offering social connection groups for individuals ages 9-12 and 13-16 years old in Wilmington. These groups are designed for participants who have difficulty navigating social situations and want to develop social and self-advocacy skills with the help of our Clinical staff. This program is intended for individuals who can participate in group instruction without intensive or 1:1 support. The groups will meet twice a week for 10 weeks.
Training & Coaching
Our team also provides workshops and on-site coaching for professionals. To learn more click here.