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Bills, We Got Bills with a Capital B…

  The Autism Society of North Carolina tracks bills that could impact people on the spectrum, including legislation about the budget, education, the developmental disability system and health care, among other issues. During the long legislative session, members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduce hundreds of bills; this session, new House rules that limit…

Public Policy and Government Relations at the Autism Society of North Carolina

Greetings from the desk of the Director of Government Relations! My first couple of months at The Autism Society of North Carolina have been a whirlwind of activity. I’m grateful that I finally have a chance to start addressing policy questions in our blog and let everyone know what is happening in public policy for people…

Autism and the Criminal Justice System

This article was in the Western Region newsletter, produced by Parent Advocate Kathy Dolbee… In 2008, the General Assembly provided funding to the TEACCH Autism Program (TEACCH) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School to develop this “video to raise awareness of autism for those involved in government and public service, including…

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT THE STATE’S BUDGET?

Now is the time to let your voices be heard!!  Are you concerned about cuts to education, waiting lists for services, potential cuts to personal care services?  As the saying goes, speak now or forever hold your peace.   If you don’t tell legislators about your concerns, how can they know? Here’s what you need to…

Monday, May 10, 2010: THE PLAN

Invitation and instructions for attending the May 10, 2010 legislative meeting on NC autism insurance coverage.

You Have Been Heard! …Now what?

Wow! Thank you everyone that took the time to contact the members of the Joint Study Committee for Autism and Public Safety. They have heard you loud and clear. At this time, we need to hold off the calls and emails to the committee members until the up coming session. If you ask me, that…

A Dad’s Perspective on Insurance and How to Help

By Scott Taylor In the next few weeks, I will be celebrating an anniversary of sorts.  It’s not my wedding; it’s not another year on the job.  This anniversary is that of a very special change that came about in my life.  It happened subtly and yet, I can trace it back to the moment…

Autism Insurance in North Carolina – first steps

From Scott Badesch: Dear Readers, In many states, legislatures have passed legislation requiring health insurance providers to cover various proven treatments for people living with autism. Today, the North Carolina Legislature formally began the process of discussing the need for such insurance for North Carolinians who live with autism. Earlier today, the Joint Study Committee…