Thank you for supporting the Triad Run/Walk for Autism. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.
Their vision is to be the trusted partner for all people with autism as they lead fulfilling lives.
"We improve lives: Our services and programs are tailored to the unique needs of individuals with autism. We enable them to have healthy, safe, and fulfilling lives in their own communities. Our expertise helps individuals – many of whom have significant lifelong needs – be as independent as possible and achieve their goals and dreams".
"We support families: Autism Resource Specialists are often the first people parents talk to after their child is diagnosed. We help families connect with resources, keep their children safe, find services, and resolve school issues. We also provide guidance on lifelong issues including employment, residential options, and planning for children’s needs beyond parents’ lives".
"We educate communities: Our training for professionals such as doctors and teachers has increased the quality of care for individuals with autism. We advocate for the needs of the autism community with state policy-makers. Our education efforts have increased public awareness of autism and helped NC have a lower average age of diagnosis than the U.S".
For more information, visit their website at https://www.autismsociety-nc.org