Welcome to ABC of NC, a nonprofit private center and research-based provider of diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.


The vision of ABC of NC is that all Autistic people/people on the autism spectrum* reach their full potential in a world where they are valued, accepted, and included.

*ABC of NC respects that people may prefer different terminology to refer to themselves and/or their loved ones on the spectrum.


ABC of NC is committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services to autistic people/people on the autism spectrum*; ensuring service accessibility to individuals from any economic background; offering support and hope to families; and advocating for inclusion and acceptance.

*ABC of NC respects that people may prefer different terminology to refer to themselves and/or their loved ones on the spectrum.


ABC of NC values diversity, equity, and inclusion as we employ and serve people from a variety of diverse backgrounds, and we want to ensure that everyone who enters our campus feels safe, accepted, and included. We do not tolerate discrimination against individuals or groups based on age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, culture, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, family structure, neurodiversity, language, or socioeconomic status. The facility complies with:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Our Values

  • We respect and value the uniqueness of all individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
  • We individualize treatment and education plans and instructional techniques based on each client’s strengths and needs to create a one-of-a-kind program for every client.
  • We are committed to seeking funding from a variety of sources, including individuals donors, grants, educational partnerships, private health insurance and Medicaid.
  • We recognize parents/guardians as the primary teachers and caregivers in the lives of our clients and seek to include them and the individual with autism as often as possible in decisions and implementation of therapeutic and educational programs.
  • We provide ongoing opportunities to teach parents/guardians about effective educational techniques, therapeutic interventions, current research, and advocacy efforts.
  • We understand that autism impacts the entire family, and we are committed to providing resources and services to support the parents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
  • We encourage parents/guardians of our clients to be involved in networking with other parents/guardians, teachers/staff, and other professionals.
  • We recognize autism treatment as a field open to new research findings and are committed to staying abreast of the latest information on evidence-based practices and applying these practices to our programs when appropriate.
  • We promote public awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorders and advocate for public policy and funding that expands research as well as medical, therapeutic, educational, vocational, recreational, social, and residential options.
  • We encourage and promote cooperative relationships among schools, agencies, organizations, and other professionals involved in the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder.
  • We value inclusivity: we encourage relationships between individuals with autism and their neuro-typical peers, and we plan lessons and activities to ensure that families and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds feel accepted and included.
  • We foster a culture of continuous improvement by incorporating stakeholder feedback into programmatic changes, long-term planning, and refinement of policies and procedures.

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