YOUR MOM! BRINGING AUARENESS WITH SASS AND CLASS
Jack, my sister's youngest son, has presented with some symptoms on the autism spectrum, which makes this cause near and dear to my heart. To those who have never had the pleasure of meeting this amazing teenager, Jack is such an incredible kid!! He never has a mean thing to say (except about his Aunt Dawn but deep down even he knows he loves me!). He always has a smile on his face. While it may be hard for him to make eye contact with you, sometimes you can get the chance to hear the sweetest HI. But if you really want to see his eyes light up, just mention trains or pokemon!! But be ready cause he knows all about it and can talk about it for hours. The timidness and fixation on certain things are only a few of the characteristics that some autistic kids can display.
In fact, as many as 1 in 57 children may be diagnosed with autism in NC and I would dare to say you already know someone who is diagnosed with autism or who displays some signs of autism. As the prevalence rate continues to rise according to CDC studies, families face financial, emotional, and day-to-day hardships. Fortunately, Jack has the support of a loving family who have been able to financial provide for the care he has needed so far. Unfortunately not all children diagnosed are that fortunate. Let's do our part so that at least finances aren't a barrier to making sure these children get all the resources they need to be able to thrive in life!
The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading statewide resource organization serving people across the autism spectrum throughout their lifespans.
We understand the challenges of the autism community because we work with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families every day. We offer advocacy, training and education, and direct care that helps individuals with autism to, increase their social and communication skills, develop independent-living skills, succeed in school or on the job, participate in community activities, and advocate for themselves.
We have a statewide network of resources, connecting individuals with autism and their families to life-changing programs and supports unavailable anywhere else.
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