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Increase Autism Awareness and the Early Signs of ASD

April 7, 2015

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. While most children with ASD can be diagnosed as early as 2 years of age, the average age of diagnosis remains between 3 ½ – 4 years. We can all play a role by monitoring child development and encouraging parents to talk … Read more

April is Autism Awareness Month

March 31, 2015

April is National Autism Awareness month. Join us in celebration. During the month of April, TEACCH Autism Program will offer a thirty-day window into the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder on our TEACCH Facebook Page. These windows will provide information about awareness, action, inclusion, acceptance and appreciation.

Parents Toolbox – Tips for Transition to Kindergarten

August 4, 2014

Transition to Kindergarten – Tips for Parents The transition to Kindergarten can be stressful for both parents and children with ASD. Even if the child is attending preschool in the same school, chances are they will enter the school in a different place, eat lunch in a different place and play on a different playground. … Read more

Parents Toolbox: Tips for Transition to Middle School

August 4, 2014

Most families have probably had a transition meeting with their school team, but there may be things that were not addressed. Hopefully your child will have a smooth transition, but there may be things that have not yet been addressed and may impact your child’s success in Middle School. Areas of concern may include: 1. … Read more

Autism is growing up

May 21, 2014

UNC TEACCH Autism Program Director, Dr. Laura Klinger and CIDD Director, Dr. Joe Piven were scientific program chairs at this year’s International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) and in Atlanta Georgia and one of their chose themes for this year’s meeting was a focus on adults with ASD. Article from CNN – Autism is growing … Read more

New Grant Enables UNC Programs to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and their Families

May 13, 2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a State Implementation Grant of $900,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. TEACCH is collaborating with UNC Department of … Read more

Students with autism navigate job hunt with help from campus groups

April 23, 2014

article from the Daily Tarheel by Tara Jeffries David Moser, TEACCH Autism Program Accounting Technician A job interview is a daunting task. Pressure builds. Stress looms. The handshake, the nods, the eye contact — it feels like a test. For people with autism, the stress can linger long after the interview is over, as they … Read more