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Mission Statement 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.

Vision Statement The Autism Society of North Carolina strives to create a community where people within the autism spectrum and their families receive respect, services, and support based on individual differences, needs, and preferences.

Privacy Policy

Table of Contents FEATURES:

Join Us in “Building a Better Future” at 2017 Conference...... 4 Managing Frustration and Anxiety with Dr. Jed Baker.............6 Collect Data to Support Decision-Making...............................8 Considering Residential Options: Two Moms Share Their Stories..............................................12

The Autism Society of North Carolina respects the privacy of its members and those who receive our publications. We do not sell or otherwise share our mailing list, email notification list, or any other personal information with other businesses or organizations.

Longtime Advocate Maureen Morrell Retires.......................22

The Spectrum

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

The Spectrum (ISSN 1044-1921) is published in January and August by the Autism Society of North Carolina, Inc. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Viewpoints expressed are not necessarily those of the Autism Society of North Carolina, Inc. or its Board of Directors. Editor: Amy Seeley Graphic Designer: Erika Chapman

Celebrate Acceptance this April............................................23 Run/Walk for Autism: A Day “I Can Just Be Me!”..................24

Message from the CEO............................................................ 3 Direct Services....................................................................... 10 Advocacy & Public Policy.......................................................14 Camp Royall........................................................................... 16

Careers

Social Recreation in Eastern NC.............................................17

Would you like to work for the Autism Society of North Carolina? ASNC is a direct-care provider throughout the state with offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, and Raleigh. We are always looking for qualified candidates who are passionate about helping individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Chapters & Support Groups..................................................18

A variety of part- and full-time positions are available! Please visit www.autismsociety-nc.org/ careers to learn more about current ASNC career opportunities. We appreciate referrals; please help us recruit the best talent by sharing the above link.

Call on Us............................................................................... 31

505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230 • Raleigh, NC 27605-1345 919-743-0204 • 800-442-2762 • Fax: 919-882-8661

www.autismsociety-nc.org

Hispanic Affairs...................................................................... 20 Fundraisers & Events............................................................. 25 Donations.............................................................................. 29

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