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Join Raleigh Forged Fitness Owners as They Give Back

Jason and Melissa Culbreth, owners of Forged Fitness in Raleigh, have witnessed firsthand many of the challenges and successes that families with autism face on a daily basis. One of their employees has a child with autism, and the child is also a member at the gym. The Culbreths decided they wanted to help. “Supporting…

Autism Resource Specialists: New Name, Proven Resource

The Autism Society of North Carolina has a new name for a proven resource: Parent Advocates will now be called Autism Resource Specialists, better conveying the benefits they can provide to families that are seeking help for loved ones with autism. We have Autism Resource Specialists to support families in every county of North Carolina….

The Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism: Teaching Compassion

Robin McCraw is a teacher, so she knows all about inspiring the next generation. What she sees each year at the Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism thrills her: enthusiastic teams of young people from schools such as UNC-Greensboro and High Point University, representing their service clubs and athletic teams. “They’re learning to be compassionate and to…

Why Do You Run/Walk?

The following article was submitted by Kristy White, Director of Development for the Autism Society of North Carolina. Eileen runs for her grandson, Teresa walks for her son, and Mike rallies co-workers to give back to the community. I Run/Walk for kids like Braxton, whom I met while running summer camp programs about 10 years…

Public Policy Update: Education Funding and Legislation

This legislative session, the Autism Society of North Carolina’s focus on education continued to highlight improving education for children with disabilities in public schools while also offering options to parents who need to find different academic settings. EDUCATION FUNDING Overall, the two-year budget makes cuts to education, including public education, community colleges and the university…

The WNC Run/Walk for Autism: A mother gives back

Miles Buddy was a bright yet quirky toddler. He took in information like a sponge but had trouble making eye contact and seemed to view his parents as just “objects to get his immediate needs met,” says his mother, Brooks Buddy of Asheville. Miles was diagnosed with autism when he was 31/2 years old. When…

Are We Having Fun Yet?

By Kathleen Dolbee, ASNC Parent Advocate Parents of kids with ASD often become experts on the subject of autism. Back when my son was first diagnosed, I was starving for information. I read every book I could get my hands on. I was less concerned with academic progress and most interested in addressing his social…

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month During the month of April, the Autism Society of North Carolina encourages the public to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the resources available to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Autism affects 1 out of every 110 children born today, making it the second most…