Direct Care Services

The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) is a nonprofit service provider, specializing in high quality services for individuals with autism and their families in the state.

Our professionals are trained on research-based best practices for working with individuals with autism. Employee training exceeds the state mandates, with the goal of our staff helping each person that we serve reach their highest potential.

ASNC is a licensed provider of services throughout the lifespan. Examples include Medicaid CAP/Innovations, state-funded (formerly known as IPRS), and Vocational Rehabilitation services. In addition, we accept private pay for a variety of direct services. ASNC is accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership, a national accrediting agency, for exemplary service provision.

What We Offer

Skill Building
Each individual on the autism spectrum is unique, with challenges to be addressed and strengths to be nurtured. We offer one-on-one tutoring or group training to bolster the following skills:

  • Personal care, including eating, bathing, dressing, daily hygiene, and mobility.
  • Socialization, including the development or maintenance of self-awareness and self-control, responsiveness, interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain personal relationships.
  • Community integration, including recreation, employment, and leisure activities.

Family Consultation
We know you want to provide maximum support to your loved one with autism. How can you best do this while maintaining balance for the other family members? We work with your family to provide specific recommendations for appropriate home supports, opportunities for community participation, and coping strategies.

After School Programs
We offer trained supervision after the school day ends. Children practice social skills and enjoy extracurricular activities in a structured environment.

Caring for an individual with autism requires a tremendous amount of physical and emotional energy. We provide families and caregivers a break from these demands and peace of mind that your loved one with autism is being well cared for. Our qualified staff provides respite in the individual's home or in an out-of-home setting, either one-on-one or in a group.

Recreational Opportunities
We offer a variety of Social Skills Groups for adults and teenagers. These informal groups allow participants to bond over common interests and practice interpersonal skills.

The Autism Society of North Carolina also operates Camp Royall, the largest and oldest camp for individuals with autism in the world. Summer camp and year-round recreational programs are available for both children and adults.

Employment Support
We offer assistance with finding, keeping, and thriving in a job as your loved one makes the difficult transition to adulthood. We provide an initial vocational assessment, resume and interview preparation, job search support, placement, on-the-job coaching, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision.

Adult Day Programs
Adults with autism can participate in a variety of day programs that offer social skills training, vocational training and supported employment, community outreach and volunteerism, and creative expression through art.

Residential Homes
ASNC operates eight supported living homes throughout the state. These homes allow adults with autism to experience community living while receiving support and supervision in their daily activities. There are no current openings in our residential homes.