Accessing the resources you/your loved one with ASD require is critical once a diagnosis of autism is received; the need for resources will likely continue into adulthood for the person with ASD.   Families and individuals with autism sometimes face a variety of challenges in obtaining services, so local service providers can be key in accessing resources.  Getting to know community providers and how they can help you access interventions is important in getting your needs met.

Local Autism Resources

Autism Society of North Carolina: The Autism Society of North Carolina provides support and promotes opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

TEACCH Autism Program: The TEACCH Autism program is a clinical, training, and research program based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  TEACCH offers a set of core clinical services at its seven community-based centers throughout North Carolina, a supported employment program, and an integrated vocational and residential program for adults with ASD.  TEACCH’s clinical services include diagnostic evaluations, parent training and support groups, intervention groups, and individual counseling for higher-functioning clients.

The Arc of the Triangle : The Arc of the Triangle supports children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the achievement of their personal goals and dreams in our community through partnership and advocacy.  The Arc offers a variety of services to clients and families, including respite care, employment services, community guide/community navigator, Summer Work and Wellness Program, and individual services.

The Arc of North Carolina: The Arc of North Carolina provides advocacy and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Chapters exist across the state, focusing on issues of concern in their respective regions.  Membership in a local chapter offers families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) a support structure as well as access to needed services.

Autism Speaks of North Carolina:

ABC of NC: ABC of NC Child Development Center is a not-for-profit center dedicated to providing high-quality, evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services to people with autism spectrum disorder; ensuring service accessibility to individuals from any economic background; offering support and hope to families; and advocating for inclusion and acceptance.