What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disabilities – including Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS), Aspergers Syndrome, Rett’s Disorder, and Child Disintegrative Disorder – that affect a person’s ability to understand what they see, hear, and otherwise sense. It is a brain disorder that impacts communication, social interaction, and behavior. Individuals with ASD typically have difficulty understanding verbal and nonverbal communication and learning appropriate ways of relating to other people, objects, and events. NO two people with ASD are the same. As its name implies, ASD is a spectrum disorder that affects individuals differently and with varying degrees of severity. Additionally, ASD is often found in combination with other disabilities. ASD in found throughout all races, nationalities and social classes and it affects approximately one in every 110 births.

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Parent Education Program
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Monday- May 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
at the Partnership for Children Resource Center
351 Wagoner Drive
Multipurpose Room 343
for a presentation titled
"Taking Care of Yourself:
The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers of Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Guest Speaker
Valerie McCants, M.S.W.

Free respite care will be available on site through Community Based Developmental Services. Please contact Cynthia Billops at 488-5820 or 488-4584 to reserve your space at least 24 hours in advance.

ASCC Golf Tournament

8th Annual Autism Awareness Golf Tournament

King's Grant Golf Course, Fayetteville, NC
Saturday, May 31, 2014

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The Board of Directors and Staff
of the Autism Society of Cumberland County
wish you and your family Peace, Joy, and Happiness
during the Holiday Season and the New Year.

iPad2 Lending Project

ASCC Membership Drive
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A great way to help support our program is to become a member. As a member of the ASCC, you enjoy voting rights during membership meetings, you are eligible for election to the
Board of Directors, and you receive priority for conference scholarships. Membership is effective for one year.

Membership can also be paid online via our website.
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Talk and Learn About Autism
A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can be overwhelming. This meeting will provide basic information about autism, treatment options, strategies for home, and ways to advocate for your child.

Workshop Opportunity for Parents of Children
Newly Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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First Thursday of Every Month
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
351 Wagoner Drive, Conference Room 414
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Please register by calling (910)826-3004/3005.
Email: sadamczyk_ascc@ccpfc.org
Childcare will not be provided.

Please call the ASCC office at (910) 826-3004/3005 to register for all workshops.

Ask the Advocate led by Amy Perry, ASNC Parent Advocate is held every other month first Thursday of the month from 9:30 am—12:00 pm. (odd months)

The Newly Diagnosed Workshop led by Amy Perry, ASNC Parent Advocate, is held every first Thursday of the month from 9:30 am—12:00 pm.

The Individualized Education Plan Workshop, led by Amy Perry, provides an opportunity for parents and providers to learn all about IEPs. It will be offered quarterly.

The Little Miracles Child Development Services Workshop will be offered every fourth Wednesday of the month by Board Certified Behavioral Analysts of Little Miracles Child Development Services. The workshops will cover different parenting topics every month.

HFA/Asperger's Support Group
Join us every 2nd Monday at 5:45 pm in the CCPFC Room 414 to share your experiences others like you.

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Funded In Part By
Cumberland County Foundation Junior League of Fayetteville

Disclaimer: The Autism Society of Cumberland County does not take any position regarding studies of ASD, nor endorse any particular form of treatment, intervention, or therapy. This website allows us to share current information in the field of ASD with our families and organization members.


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