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After the Diagnosis: Helping the Older Child Navigate the Journey (virtual)

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After the Diagnosis: Helping the Older Child Navigate the Journey (virtual)

  •  November 5, 2024
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This virtual workshop is available statewide for parents whose children were diagnosed with autism after the age of 8. Workshop objectives: To learn how autism may affect your child. To learn options that may help your child. To locate resources to support your family. To register for this webinar, please email Nancy Popkin at npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org. (more…)


After the Diagnosis: Helping the Older Child Navigate the Journey (virtual)

  •  September 3, 2024
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This virtual workshop is available statewide for parents whose children were diagnosed with autism after the age of 8. Workshop objectives: To learn how autism may affect your child. To learn options that may help your child. To locate resources to support your family. To register for this webinar, please email Nancy Popkin at npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org. (more…)


After the Diagnosis: Helping the Older Child Navigate the Journey (virtual)

  •  July 9, 2024
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This virtual workshop is available statewide for parents whose children were diagnosed with autism after the age of 8. Workshop objectives: To learn how autism may affect your child. To learn options that may help your child. To locate resources to support your family. To register for this webinar, please email Nancy Popkin at npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org. (more…)

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Transitions: Evernham Family IGNITE – Sparking Passion, Fueling Aspirations

Transitions, defined by Webster as “a change or shift from one state, subject, place, etc. to another,” can be challenging in the best of circumstances. For those on the autism spectrum, transitions are especially difficult. Whether changing activities, moving between places, or transiting through life changes, it is critical for autistic individuals to have the…

Sarah Waller, an ASNC Registered Behavior Technician Who Goes Above and Beyond

One hot summer day, Sarah Waller’s car broke down on her way to work. Waller is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) who implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) plans for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Rather than cancel the session with the client and their family, Waller walked three miles in 100-degree heat to make…

Finding Connection and Understanding in Support Groups

Being an autism parent can be a challenge when you don’t have a community of support and understanding. We are in a different phase of life than many of our friends who want to support us, but don’t truly understand the joys, tribulations, extreme victories and moments of defeat. It can be a lonely journey,…

Disclosing Disability in the Workplace – My Experience

I am a late-diagnosed autistic adult, and I have ADHD, Bipolar II, OCD, and generalized anxiety. I also have dermatillomania, or skin picking disorder, and my information processing abilities rank 13th percentile. Physically, I have substantial hearing loss in both ears. This article focuses on lessons I learned as I searched for employment. I now…

Andrea Miller-Weir Named 2023 Roman Award Winner

When Direct Support Professional Andrea Miller-Weir began working with 11-year-old Alex Bagley, he couldn’t put his face underwater in the pool. With Miller-Weir’s help, Alex became an award-winning swimmer and Special Olympics athlete. In the years since their first meeting, Miller-Weir has supported Alex through high school graduation, securing meaningful employment, and traveling the world….

Jo Herring and Karen Pullom Honored with McCrimmon Award

The McCrimmon Award is named for Ed McCrimmon, a longtime member of the Autism Society of North Carolina staff. He was known for his outstanding dedication and integrity as he served individuals with autism. Tragically, he died in 2017. The McCrimmon Award was established to keep Ed’s memory alive, and at the same time, celebrate…