The Autism Society of North Carolina was formed in 1970 by a group of parents who wanted to build better lives for their children with autism. The parents – including JoAnn Jeffries, Betty Camp, and Mary Lou “Bobo” Warren – did not accept that their children were unreachable or should be excluded from school or community life.
The parents created the organization to share information, provide support to one another, and improve the lives of all children with autism in the state. These founders laid the groundwork for the services and supports that families and individuals now enjoy. Their goals remain part of our mission today.
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