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Public Policy & Legislative News

Below is a summary and review of recent activity at the state and federal level. This includes COVID-19 related information and other legislative issues. Washington Update ‚Äď No movement The US Senate has yet to respond to the passing of the HEROES Act. Our state is facing large budget deficits as a result of COVID-19‚Äôs…

Working through the Challenges of Wearing a Mask

As wearing a mask becomes our new normal, supporting an individual with autism to wear one for any amount of time might feel like a mountain to climb. In this blog, I will discuss potential reasons it can be particularly challenging for individuals with autism to wear masks, some alterations/adaptations to try, and suggestions for…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers June 3 – 15. For¬†ongoing updates¬†information, and help during the emergency,¬†please visit one of the¬†following sources:¬† NC COVID-19 page ¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† News &Observer Coronavirus coverage¬†¬† NC…

Public Policy Update

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina‚Äôs weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers May 25 ‚Äď June 1. For ongoing updates, information, and help during the emergency, please visit one of the following sources:¬† NC COVID-19 page¬† CDC COVID-19 page¬† News…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 edition

This is the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers May 19-25. For daily updates, information, and help during the emergency, we recommend the following sources: NC COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page News & Observer Coronavirus coverage…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 edition

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers May 13-18. For daily updates, information, and help during the emergency, we recommend the following sources: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page News &Observer Coronavirus coverage…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

Below is the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) weekly update on policy changes and legislation related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 emergency orders. This post covers May 6 ‚Äď 12. For daily updates, information, and help during the emergency, we recommend the following sources: NC DHHS COVID-19 page CDC COVID-19 page (Raleigh) News…

Weekly Policy Update: COVID-19 Policy Changes

¬†This post covers April 29 ‚Äď May 5. ¬† COVID-19 Legislation¬†Passes, Signed by Governor The General Assembly has passed, and the Governor signed, the first COVID-19 bills, H1043 (Funding) and S704 (Policy) which make up the first package of relief to address COVID related issues across health care, education, state operations, and small business loan…

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 local, state, and federal¬†COVID-19¬†emergency orders. We Need Your Help!¬† The North Carolina General Assembly, our state‚Äôs legislature,¬†is¬†back in session¬†and focused on COVID-19 related needs.¬†Funding in the draft bills for COVID related needs does little to address…