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Learn More about ASNC with New Podcasts

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Online interviews explore issues faced by the autism community in North Carolina, provide information about the Autism Society of North Carolina’s services and supports, and share personal stories.

If you have a smartphone, you probably use it for more than phone calls. Today’s technology enables us to use our phones to listen to music, watch movies, track our health, play games, and much more. One of the ways that many organizations are sharing information is through podcasts or online audio. The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) recently joined this growing community with a SoundCloud feed.

What does all this mean? If you are over 40 years old, the easy answer might be to ask your kids or a millennial coworker to explain it, as they are likely more plugged in to this medium. But, if you prefer not to go that route, here’s a simple answer: Our feed is like a radio broadcast that can be listened to at your convenience. You can stream it while sitting at the computer or download it and listen during your commute or workout. You can also subscribe to receive notifications when we add new episodes.

We are doing this because now, more than ever, it’s important to have information at your fingertips. Being online with portable media that you can hear and share with other families and friends is important to increasing understanding of autism, the issues that are affecting the NC autism community, and how ASNC helps.

It’s an exciting first step in adding digital content to the web that will help self-advocates, parents, professionals, and the public. This builds on other digital initiatives including the live webinars facilitated by our Autism Resource Specialists. (Click here to see the workshop schedule and look for “webinar” in the title.)

We have plans to add more episodes in the coming year, so please take a few minutes to explore and listen. If you have ideas for topics, please email me at dlaxton@autismsociety-nc.org.

Now, for a brief tutorial on how to access our broadcasts.

  • Option 1: On your computer, smartphone, or tablet device, go to https://soundcloud.com/autismsocietync. From here you can see all the episodes and topics we have uploaded. Click on what you want to listen to and enjoy!
  • Option 2: Download the SoundCloud app for your device from the iTunes or Google Play stores. (It’s a free download.) Create an account and then search for “AutismSocietyNC.” Our stream will appear and you can “follow” us to receive updates and new episodes.
  • Need help? Contact us at info@autismsociety-nc.org.

Thanks for reading. Happy listening!

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