The Autism Society of North Carolina offers resources and guidance to help you achieve your goals and dreams to build the life you want.
On this page, you will find links to some of our informational articles, supportive resources, and programs and services that support independent adults on the spectrum. If you need further assistance, please contact us at 800-442-2762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Services and Supports
In Raleigh and Davidson, IGNITE community centers offer activities and educational groups that foster independence and social interaction for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Programs in Wilmington and Greenville for individuals ages 16-28, of any ability, focus on independent-living skills, job readiness, social engagement, and recreation while incorporating skill development in other areas necessary for a successful transition to adulthood.
Independent adults, 18 and older with high-functioning autism, are invited to spend time at Camp Royall with friends during occasional weekend retreats. Activities include leisure and recreation at camp as well as outings in the community.
Our employment programs offer guidance on choosing a career field, training in some of the “soft skills” needed to land and keep a job, and support to thrive on the job. Services vary by region.
“I have learned more about teamwork and friendship, and how those two can help you lead to your planned future.”
- “I have ASD” identification cards for your wallet and safety decals for vehicles (request below)
- Self-disclosure on the job tips sheet
- Who Supports Me – log to keep track of your supports and benefits
- Exercise Goals sheet and ExerciseLog
- Video – Staying Safe: Information for People with Autism (Know what to do when interacting with police, firemen, and EMS personnel)
- How to Advocate for Yourself
- Autism Awareness is for YOU, Autistic Person!
- Navigating Holiday Parties
- My Journey of Understanding a World of Misunderstanding
- Dating Resources for Self-Advocates – “Table for Two”
- On Empowerment: Where to Begin When Building Self-Advocacy Skills and How to Be a Better Ally
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