Page Last Updated: 4/27/17
NC DPI Autism Team
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Autism Team serves as a resource to Local Education Agencies and Charter Schools. The team works to build capacity within schools and districts to support individuals with Autism. We do this by providing Professional Development that helps educate about the Learning Styles and Characteristics associated with Autism, and implementation of Evidence Based Practices that have proven effective in the education and outcomes of individuals with Autism. Please contact you Regional Autism Consultant with any questions you may have about this population of students.

Contact Information for Regional Autism Consultants:Northeast & SoutheastMaureen KaniukaEmail: (910) 604-1912
North Central & SandhillsJenny EigenrauchEmail: 919.807.3870
Piedmont-Triad & SouthwestAmanda PassmoreEmail: 315.525.8324
Northwest & WesternHeidi CaricoEmail: 828.508.1235
If you are unsure of your district, please CLICK HERE.
To receive the NC AU Team Newsletter CLICK HERE
If you require immediate assistance, contact us at NC AU Team at

Important Information
Spring Regional Autism Coaching Team Meetings
May 17: Piedmont/Triad and Southwest Regions: RCC Campus, 629 Industrial Park Dr Asheboro NC 27205
May 17: North Central and Sandhills Regions: Harnett County Health Sciences Center, 51 Red Mulberry Way, Lillington NC
May 19: Northeast and Southeast Regions: Beaufort County Ed Tech Center, 820 Bridge st Washington NC 27889
May 25: Northwest and West Regions: Mills River Academy, 94 School House rd, Mills River NC 28759

Exceptional Children Division Summer Institutes
July 24, 2017 - July 29, 2017
The NC DPI Autism Team will be hosting two Professional Development opportunities during the 2017 Summer Institutes:
1. I Hate to Write! Executive Functioning Strategies to Help Reluctant Writers Increase Academic Achievement and Improve Behavior
2. Social Stories with Catherine Faherty
Further details and registration information can be found HERE

Autism PRC 118 Funding
Professional Development - NCDPI Autism Team
Request for Technical Assistance

April is Autism Awareness Month
The NC DPI Autism Team would like to acknowledge the celebrations, activities and events of promoting Autism Awareness within our school systems across the state of North Carolina. This will be done through the Newsletter that will be sent out in May. If you would like your celebrations to be highlighted, please send a picture or pictures along with a description (school system and any details you would like to be added) to

We look forward to seeing all the creative ways that Autism Awareness will be spread throughout our schools. Thank you and Happy Autism Awareness Month!

67th Conference on Exceptional Children - Call for Proposals and Poster Displays
The Exceptional Children Division is pleased to announce Call for Proposals for General Conference Instructional Sessions and Poster Displays for the 67th Conference on Exceptional Children is open through May 8, 2017.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Guilford County Schools EC Summer Institute - Call for Presenters
Calling all presenters! For the third consecutive year Guilford County Schools Exceptional Children Department will partner with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to offer high quality professional development with an emphasis on participants gaining knowledge to support and improve outcomes for all students, specifically, students with disabilities.

This year’s Conference Strands are Leadership, Teaching & Learning, Equity & Diversity, Behavior & Classroom Management, Related Services, Procedures & Compliance, Parent & Community Support andSpecial Topics.

CLICK HERE to access the Call for Presentation document and for more information about the institute, registration, etc.! For more information please contact Shelly Beck,, 336-370-2323.