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Addressing Issues with Virtual Learning and Wearing a Mask

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Addressing Issues with Virtual Learning and Wearing a Mask

2020 was a trying year for everyone, especially children with special needs and their teachers. As I’ve talked to families, I’ve seen many issues arise that have never been a problem in the past. Most seem to center around two primary topics: virtual learning and mask wearing. Here are some of the more specific issues…

Public Policy Update: State Budget 2013 to 2015

State Budget 2013-2015 During the long legislative session, such as the one currently going on, the General Assembly creates a two year budget for the state. This session, the NC Senate started the process by passing a proposed budget bill several weeks ago. The NC House has now responded with their budget proposal. The two…

Public Policy Update: Governor’s Budget, Education Scholarships, and Group Home Fix

The Autism Society of North Carolina advocates on public policy issues, monitors activities of the General Assembly and works to inform you about how these issue might affect people on the autism spectrum. If you have questions about these or other policy issues, please post your questions below or contact Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy…

This Week at the NC General Assembly

Governor’s Budget Veto On Sunday The Governor vetoed the state budget passed by the NC General Assembly. At this point, the NC Senate has enough majority votes to override a veto, and the NC House believes they also can override a veto if at least 4 of the 5 Democrats who voted for the budget…

Bill on Restraint and Seclusion passes in the House!

The Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in the Schools Act (H.R. 4247) passed in the US House of Representatives yesterday with a vote of 262-153. Thank you to all who contributed to this effort by calling or emailing Congress. This important piece of legislation is on the path to becoming law, but it’s not there…

Disability Rights NC releases report, “Seclusion and Restraint: A Dangerous Education”

The Autism Society of NC applauds the work of Disability Rights NC ( DRNC) on their report on seclusion and restraint issues in NC. ASNC is working with DRNC to ban the use of prone restraint in schools and to promote the use of Positive Behavior Supports as an important strategy to prevent and manage…