Autism Society of North Carolina Partners with Trillium Health Resources to Create Social Recreation Programs in Eastern NC

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New initiative to offer summer day camps, afterschool programs, and social groups in four communities.

We look forward to further meeting the needs of those with autism in Eastern NC.

The Autism Society of North Carolina and Trillium Health Resources are working together to address long-standing gaps in social recreation for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the area served by Trillium. This initiative will support children and adults with autism through programs in underserved areas of the state.

These programs will provide summer day camps, afterschool care, social-skills training, and adult social groups. The partnership will begin this summer. Programs will be available in Wilmington, Greenville, Brunswick County, and Carteret County.

“Eastern North Carolina has needed additional options for individuals with autism and their families for a long time,” said Tracey Sheriff, CEO of the Autism Society of North Carolina. “While our organization has offered family support and services in the East, we applaud Trillium for investing additional resources so that more people can access much-needed programs. This is an exciting opportunity, and we look forward to further meeting the needs of those with autism in Eastern NC and working with Trillium Health Resources.”

For more information, visit autismsociety-nc.org or call 800-442-2762.

About the Autism Society of North Carolina:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. As many as 1 in 58 children may be diagnosed with ASD in North Carolina, according to a prevalence study by the CDC of 8-year-old schoolchildren.

The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has worked for more than 45 years to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism by providing advocacy, education, and services.

About Trillium Health Resources:
Trillium Health Resources is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO) responsible for publicly funded mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services and supports for people living in eastern North Carolina. The counties that comprise the Trillium area include Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington.

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