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The Autism Society of North Carolina is an association that works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education, and direct services. The association is a chapter of the Autism Society of America. 


Chapters and support groups listed by NC county

Autism Speaks is an organization whose mission is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.


TEACCH is an organization whose mission is to create and cultivate the development of exemplary community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan.

TEACCH Center located in Wilmington, NC


The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is a private non-profit organization that is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. It provides information, education, outreach and support to and for families with children across the state of North Carolina. All services are provided at no charge to parents and families.


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