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Autism Society Of North Carolina Inc

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Causes: Autism, Civil Rights, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Health, Human Services

Mission: The autism society of north carolina is committed to providing support and promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.

Programs: Community-based services - asnc specializes in providing high quality direct-care services that meet the unique needs of individuals with autism. We offer expertise in home, work, and community settings to help individuals reach their maximum level of independence and achieve their lifelong goals and dreams. Asnc's community-based services include social skills groups, housing for adults, job training, and one-on-one skill-building. Asnc enables thousands of individuals to live at home and in their communities as contributing members of society with full and meaningful lives.

recreation services - asnc provides social recreation programs for individuals with autism throughout the state. Through overnight and day camps, afterschool programs, recreational respite, adult programs, and social groups, thousands of individuals with autism improve their social and communication skills, peer networks, and physical well-being. After spending time in our social recreation programs, individuals with autism show increases in confidence, independence, and a willingness to try new things. The programs also provide needed respite for families and hands-on training for college-age counselors, building the skills they need for careers serving people with autism.

clinical services - asnc uses evidence-based practices to provide comprehensive treatment to individuals with autism of all ages and all skill levels. Psychologists and board certified behavior analysts develop and directly oversee the intervention program, which includes training caregivers in their own homes. The program helps individuals build language and social skills, improve daily living skills, increase academic readiness, and attain appropriate skills and behaviors in the home, school, and community.

advocacy & public education - asnc provides individuals with autism, their families, and professionals with information and support to promote healthy lifestyles, safety, and independent living. We consult one-on-one with caregivers, attend school meetings, conduct parent and professional workshops and webinars, and advocate for the needs of the autism community with policy-making entities. Our clinical training for caregivers, professionals, educators, provider agencies, first responders, and medical professionals has improved and saved lives. Asnc also provides education through email updates, a semi-annual magazine, social media posts, blog articles, online toolkits, our website, a statewide annual conference, and a bookstore. In local communities, we work to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism and provide local support groups for families.

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