Make Your Voice Heard

The Autism Society of North Carolina is the leading advocate for individuals with autism and their families in our state. But we cannot do the important work of creating positive change for the autism community without your help. Together, our voices on public policy and legislative matters will draw more attention to our causes.

Next month, as the new session of the General Assembly begins, we will launch Policy Pulse, a new email newsletter to keep you informed on issues that affect you and your loved ones. If you would like to know more about policy issues in North Carolina and how ASNC advocates with policymakers, please subscribe here.

We hope that by providing you with more insight and information from the front lines, we can better partner with organizations, families, self-advocates, and other concerned citizens to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Thank you for being a part of our efforts!

Other ways you can be involved:

  • Join the mailing list for our monthly newsletter.
  • Subscribe to our blogs and check in on our Facebook Fan Page for news.
  • Write a short note to your elected official introducing yourself and your family member on the spectrum and letting them know that you live in their district. (See tips).
  • Respond to requests from ASNC for calls, letters, and emails to elected officials.
  • Get involved with your local support group or chapter. Attend, join an online group or mailing list, and find out what’s happening in your community.
  • Talk with neighbors about what you have learned about services and support for your family member: what works, what is missing from our system, what would help.

If you have questions about public policy issues, please contact Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, at 919-865-5068 or jmahan@autismsociety-nc.org.

 

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