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World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day: Send a Kid to Camp Campaign

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World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day: Send a Kid to Camp Campaign

On Wednesday, April 2, recognized as World Autism Awareness Day, families across NC will mobilize in support of people affected by autism. The goal is to help others understand autism, while raising $10,000 in one day to send kids with autism to summer camp. This campaign is led by families across the state who understand…

Spotlight on Grandparents & Chapters

Editor’s note: For those who have a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a community of support can be a lifeline. For more than 40 years, ASNC Chapters and Support Groups have provided families who face similar challenges an opportunity to encourage one another, share experiences, find information and resources, and have a place where…

Spotlight on the Durham County Chapter

Editor’s note: For those who have a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a community of support can be a lifeline. For more than 40 years, ASNC Chapters and Support Groups have provided families who face similar challenges an opportunity to encourage one another, share experiences, find information and resources, and have a place where…

Spotlight on the Crystal Coast Chapter

Editor’s note: For those who have a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a community of support can be a lifeline. For more than 40 years, ASNC Chapters and Support Groups have provided families who face similar challenges an opportunity to encourage one another, share experiences, find information and resources, and have a place where…

“The Waiting List”: Am I on It?

For quite a while, the Autism Society of North Carolina has been telling the public about the changes to the CAP MR/IDD waiver, a home- and community-based program that helps people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities get services and supports. (For previous posts, click here and here.) Last year, the CAP IDD…

ASNC Helping to Shape Medicaid Reform to Better Support People with Autism

Update: This week, officials at DHHS released their proposal for changes to the Medicaid system in North Carolina. The reforms would focus on creating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to cover pyshical health services that would receive a share of savings by providing better quality care and controlling costs. Specialty services to people with developmental disabilities…

Autism and Learning Disabilities: What Can I Do To Help My Child?

This article was contributed by Kathleen Dolbee, a parent, educator, and ASNC Autism Resource Specialist. What can you do if in addition to autism, your child seems to have a learning disability? If your child already has an IEP, ask for a meeting of the IEP team, explain your concerns and present whatever evidence you…

IPads and Autism: A Perfect Match?

This article was contributed by Amy Perry, an Autism Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of North Carolina. A version of the article was originally published in the summer 2013 edition of  the Spectrum magazine. For those who would like to learn more about autism and iPads, Amy Perry will present a workshop during the…

ASNC Working with Law Enforcement to Secure Funding for Tracking Devices

Last week, in response to congressional interest in wandering and the safety of children on the autism spectrum, Justice Department officials said they would make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering. As many as 50% of children with autism are estimated to…