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Autism (ASD) Services

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Autism is a lifelong, complex neurobiological disorder of development that affects a person's ability to understand and use language to communicate, relate to people, events and objects, respond to sensory stimuli, and to learn and think.

1 in 68 children in the U.S. have autism.  In North Carolina, 1 in 58 children have autism.

With early diagnosis, intervention, and consistent application of behaviorial techniques, children, adolescents, teens and adults with autism can be successful at school, home work and in the community.  Find out more about Autism Signs and Symptoms.

Easterseals UCP provides autism services:
For more information call 704-522-9912

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Easterseals UCP Autism Awareness Day: April 6, 2017

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Video of Easterseals UCP Autism Awareness Day


Easterseals UCP can help you and your family

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills)

peersA 16-week evidence based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school.
Enrollment is limited.  Parent participation is required.

Dates and times of meetings will be determined once a list of interested families is generated.

Learn more and sign up.

Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Services

autism puzzle pieceAutism Services is a team of autism experts focused on supporting individuals and families with real time answers to the ever-changing and complex challenges autism presents --- through one service-centered organization.Our goal is to provide help and hope to families impacted by autism.  Easterseals UCP is one of the largest providers in the state providing services to:

For more information contact Easterseals UCP Autism Services program at 704-522-9912

Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Easterseals UCP


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Leica Anzaldo, Director of Autism Services
Find out how the Easterseals UCP Autism Services Program is expanding to meet the needs of children and adults with autism.  Leica is heading up a new autism initiative to support families, individuals and the community.  Read more.


Patrick County Autism Conference
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Early Intervention Staff of Easterseals UCP in VA met Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who overcame her challenges and has become a professor, author, speaker and expert on autism.



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Autism Data, Apps, & Resources
Resources for families coping with autism can be challenging.  We continue to compile links and references to help you ranging from statistics to helpful apps.

 Check out helpful resources and links.


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Time to Change the Way We Think About Autism

Read a powerful Op-Ed article published in the News & Observer by Luanne Welch, President & CEO of Easterseals UCP.


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Autism Reads

Looking for some good books about autism?  The selection online can be overwhelming.  We've put together a shortlist of our suggested reads on autism for adults and children.

Check out our Autism Reads.


Autism Services at Easterseals UCP

We provide a wide variety of interventions to help individuals with Autism and ASD across their lifespan to live, work, learn and play in their communities  Our program offerings include services for individuals with Autism and ASD.

Children and adults with autism, and their families, may also find they need supports in other areas of their lives and may want to consider our other program offering:

Autism Early Intervention Model
Our Autism Early Intervention Model provides evidence-based ASD intervention with one-on-one support, small group instruction and inclusion with typically developing children within a high quality child development center.  These services are available to young children (18 months to five years old) at our Dorothy Spainhour Children's Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Learn more about our Autism Early Intervention Model.

Camp Easterseals UCP
Camp Easterseals UCP is proud to partner with Commonwealth Autism Services and the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program during summer camp sessions.  This allows us to provide a Board Certified Behavior Analyst on site to assist campers and staff with the needs and supports of those individuals with special needs.  Camp Easterseals UCP offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy fun and challenging activities in a supportive and cooperative atmosphere.

Learn more about Living with Autism
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