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 can help you and your family
PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills)A 16-week evidence based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school.
Dates and times of meetings will be determined once a list of interested families is generated.
Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Services
Autism 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
Leica Anzaldo, Director of Autism ServicesFind 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.
Easterseals UCP Autism Awareness Day
Easterseals UCP Autism Awareness Day was April 6. Thank you to the staff at Easterseals UCP in NC & VA for sharing your photos in blue along with sharing your passion and support for autism awareness
Support House Bill 714 in North Carolina. This legislation would increase the number of qualified BCBA's (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) allowing more services for families coping with autism. Read more.
Read a powerful Op-Ed article published in the News & Observer by Luanne Welch, President & CEO of Easterseals UCP.
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.
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 ModelOur 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