In 2002, ABC of NC was founded by parents/caregivers of an Autistic child and began offering center-based, 1:1 instruction, small group instruction, autism parent/caregiver classes, and professional seminars. ABC of NC was the first in our community to offer these services and remains the only comprehensive autism services provider today.
In 2011, ABC of NC earned accreditation from Cognia®. Cognia® is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Cognia® accreditation assures parents/caregivers that ABC of NC is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and professional practice.
In 2013, ABC of NC further expanded its mission to add mental health services for clients with co-occurring mental health conditions. The clinic, which accepts both private insurance and Medicaid, provides counseling services to Autistic individuals and their families, including parents/caregivers and siblings.
In December 2015, ABC of NC moved to its current campus on Friedberg Church Road in Winston-Salem and initiated its Hello World capital campaign, which funded construction of the SECU Autism Clinic and the Burress Activity Center, allowing ABC of NC to broaden current services and develop new programs to better serve our community.
Throughout the years, ABC of NC leadership has advocated for public policy that improves service accessibility and community inclusion for Autistic people.