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11 Things to Know About the Autism Insurance Bill and the NC Legislature

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11 Things to Know About the Autism Insurance Bill and the NC Legislature

The Autism Society of North Carolina has been working for the past 5 years with other groups in NC to pass a law that would require private insurance and the state health plan to cover diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We’ve written about the struggle to get a law passed in many blogs…

Driving and Autism

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Linda Griffin, Parent Advocate Director for the Autism Society of North Carolina. I had hoped that my son would learn to drive. And then I hoped that he wouldn’t. Either way, there were going to be consequences. Not driving meant learning to use public transportation and…

Seeing is Believing

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Amy F. Hobbs, Training Coordinator with the Autism Society of North Carolina. Research shows that video modeling is an effective strategy to use with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve social and communication skills. As a trainer, I frequently emphasize the importance of showing children…

A Parent’s Perspective – By Kathleen Dolbee

Editor’s Note – This article is from Kathleen Dolbee, a parent, educator, and ASNC Parent Advocate/Trainer. Kathleen can be reached by email at kdolbee@autismsociety-nc.org. Last year I attended a conference at Western Carolina University, a small conference, more like a class. At the request of the professors presenting, before beginning we took turns introducing ourselves…

What is the NC General Assembly Up to This Session?

Editor’s Note: The following entry was written by Jennifer Mahan, Autism Society of North Carolina Director of Government Relations. Jennifer will be providing a monthly summary of legislative activities while during this year’s short session as well as other updates about autism-related legislative efforts. May 14th was the start of the” short” legislative session this…

Making a Difference – McDonald’s supports Camp Royall

  The following article is by Kristy White, the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Director of Development. The 1st Annual Camp Royall Classic was sponsored by McDonald’s at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Course on May 7th. Over $33,000 was raised from golf participants and sponsors to send individuals with autism to Camp Royall…

Structured Strategies During the Holiday Season – by Kathleen Dolbee

  With the holiday season comes both excitement and stress. Changes in schedule, time off from work and school, travel, parties, visiting relatives, special foods, special clothes, shopping and decorations are just some of the reasons that this time of year can be especially difficult for kids with autism and their parents. How did your…

CAP IDD Waiver Changes Delayed

For people currently receiving CAP IDD (MRDD) Waiver services the Autism Society of North Carolina previously provided an update here  about major changes that were expected to take place November 1, 2011.  It is our understanding that the Division of Medical Assistance and Division of MHDDSAS have requested an extension of the current waiver until January…