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Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

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Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

Below is this week‚Äôs Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19, local, state, and federal emergency orders. We recommend the following sources for daily updates, information, and help: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page (Raleigh) News &Observer coverage of COVID-19 (some of which is available…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

Below is this week‚Äôs Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19, local, state, and federal emergency orders. For daily updates and information, we recommend the following sources: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page (Raleigh) News &Observer coverage of COVID-19 (some of which is available to…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

The¬†Autism¬†Society of¬†North¬†Carolina¬†will issue¬†weekly updates, including calls to action, on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19, local, state, and federal emergency orders. For daily updates and information, we recommend the following sources:¬† NC DHHS COVID–19 page¬†¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† (Raleigh) News &Observer¬†coverage of COVID-19 (which is available to the public without subscription)¬†¬† NC Council on…

From Awareness, to Acceptance, to Empowerment

Individuals with autism and those who love and support them have a long history of advocating for their community, an undertaking fueled by their fundamental belief that the potential for a person with autism is limitless. From these grassroots advocacy efforts has sprung meaningful, sustainable outcomes that benefit everyone with autism and those who love…

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

Weekly Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes Affecting People with Autism, Families, and Caregivers ASNC will be issuing weekly updates, including calls to action, on policy changes and legislation related to COVID-19 and local, state, and federal emergency orders. For daily updates and information, we recommend the following sources: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page (Raleigh)…

Staying Structured and Engaged in this Challenging Time

Individuals on the autism spectrum may be feeling particularly unsettled during this time. People around them are behaving differently and may be showing anxiety. Routines, on which many are so reliant, may be changing. The adults in their families may be working from home or not at all, and their schools might be closing. Access…

Creating Success While Incorporating Interests and Strengths

A Look Back When my son Logan was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, he was preverbal and was not able to pronounce most of his sounds. He could say ‚Äúba,‚ÄĚ and a year later was able to say ‚Äúma.‚ÄĚ It took years for him to master making all of the sounds necessary…

Early Voting Open in NC

As a reminder, ASNC is sharing information about voting in North Carolina during this election year through blog articles, social media posts, and other channels. Much attention will be paid this year to state primaries, state legislative races, and the national presidential election. As a nonprofit organization, ASNC does not become directly involved in elections…

Promoting a Child’s Independence Within Daily Routines

One of the greatest joys of teaching students with autism is watching them become more confident in their abilities and take pride in their accomplishments. As they learn salient skills for completing daily routines and develop a greater sense of responsibility, students naturally become more self-determined and desire greater autonomy. Given systematic training, coaching, and…