We would like to hear from you about the needs of individuals with autism and their families in North Carolina. Please take our brief survey. The results of this  survey will shape our strategic planning as we move forward. 

For each of the categories of service/support listed below, please rank the need for specific supports for people with autism and/or their families in North Carolina.
 You may skip any category for which you have no opinion or preference.

Indicate which service/supports you believe should be the highest priority (=1), second highest priority (=2), and so on.

*Note: While all of these supports may be important, in order to help us prioritize, you will only be allowed to select a number one priority once per category (i.e. the survey does not allow for several #1 priorities).

* Category: Advocacy

  1 Highest Priority 2 3 4 5 6 Lowest Priority
Provide a voice for individuals and families in schools, in the community, and with medical professionals
Individual support for families through information and referral
Group or parent-to-parent support through chapters and support groups
Advocacy for rights of and a voice for individuals with autism in the legislature and with local policy makers
Helping individuals to be self-advocates
Support for siblings, grandparents, and other extended family

* Category: Training & Education

  1 Highest Priority 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lowest Priority
Parent education and training
Training for self advocates
Raise public awareness of autism
Education and training for school system and child-care personnel
Education and training for Managed Care Organization (MCO) personnel and other public service providers, clinicians
Education and training for medical personnel
Education and training for first responders (EMT, police, fire, etc.)

* Category: Direct Services for Children Under 18

  1 Highest Priority 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Lowest Priority
Community services – Medicaid (CAP/Innovations), state-funded (respite or hab services)
Diagnostic services
Early intervention services
Overnight camps like Camp Royall
Recreation services (social groups, art groups, etc.)
Crisis intervention/behavioral consultation
Behavioral therapy
Day camps, summer programs, afterschool programs
Residential services for children

* Category: Direct Services for Adults (18+)

  1 Highest Priority 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Lowest Priority
Community services – Medicaid (CAP/Innovations), state-funded and Vocational Rehabilitation
Meaningful day programming
Transition services into adulthood
Services for those aging with ASD
Overnight camps like Camp Royall
Recreation services (social groups, art groups, etc.)
Residential services/shared living for adults
Vocational services (supported employment)
Crisis intervention/behavioral consultation

* Please list 2 or 3 things that you believe ASNC could do more of or do better to support the needs of the autism community in North Carolina.

* Please list 2 or 3 things that you believe ASNC is currently doing well to support the needs of the autism community in North Carolina.

* Please select the Autism Society of North Carolina services/events that you have used or experienced. (Select all that apply.)

* If you have specific comments on the above options, please leave them here.  If there are other thoughts
regarding our needs assessment not otherwise captured, please indicate those here.

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