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Families still pushing for access to autism therapies

When Adison Cole boarded a school bus recently and turned to say “bye-bye,” her grandmother felt tears welling up in...

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Legislature could ease the way for out-of-state school psychologists to practice in NC

  Legislators initiated an effort last week to induce more school psychologists to practice in North Carolina. During a meeting...

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North Carolina’s shortage of autism specialists leaves some on Medicaid waiting months, even years, for help

Adison Cole has no shortage of challenges in her life. The 10-year-old Moore County girl, whose early years were spent...

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Insurance mandate for autism services falls short for many

When North Carolina passed a 2015 law requiring health insurance companies to cover specialized therapies for children with autism, families...

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What is the right number of school nurses for North Carolina?

Principal Traci Horton, from Burlington’s Grove Park Elementary School, used to work in a school that only had a half-time...

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School nurses’ new roles reflect complex health needs of state’s students

This story originally appeared in North Carolina Health News and is shared by EdNC through a content-sharing agreement with nonprofit news organizations...

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More N.C. kids die before reaching 17

Another measurement of child well-being in North Carolina slipped in 2015. The rate of child deaths, encompassing mortality for all...

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School garden advocates hoping for connection to improved child health

Megan Lewis wanted to see kids get more hands-on when it came to school science curriculums. Rather than sticking a...

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School-based telehealth: A new approach to improved outcomes in rural NC counties

It was the teacher in Steve North who connected the dots. North, a Wisconsin native, was fated, it would seem,...

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Mental health advocates share their stories with lawmakers

Mental health advocates shared their stories with legislators to persuade them to protect funding for mental health, expand access to...