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NC Maritime Museum at Southport offers programs for visitors with sensory issues

The NC Maritime Museum at Southport offers sensory backpacks, a calm-down room and other amenities for guests who have heightened sensory issues.

NC governor signs licensure bill for autism treatment

Supporters of those with autism says legislation signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper should expand access to treatment services and rein in costs.

FSU professor with autism shares journey of graduating with PhD

Despite the words of doubt, in 2014, Dr. Bills packed her bags and left her town, in Indiana, to attend Hawaii Pacific University. There, she, with the help of professors, realized her potential and wasn't satisfied with just a Bachelor's or Master's degree in social work.

NC mother sues after officer handcuffs 7-year-old son with autism

A Statesville mother is furious about how a school resource officer treated her son, who has autism.

Mom charged with the murder of son with autism

A Florida mother, who allegedly lied to police that her son with autism was abducted by two black men, was charged with the child's murder, police said.

NC mom gets 8 months in jail after autistic son dies in fire

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to eight months in jail after her autistic teenage son died in a house fire.

Burgaw Elementary exceptional children’s teacher wins ‘Teacher of the Week’

Tiffany Hansley-Jones teaches exceptional children or students with special needs at Burgaw Elementary School.

Autism closet exchange assists families searching for sensory gifts

Two mothers are pairing up to ease financial stress for some families this holiday season with their first Autism Closet Exchange. 

NC mom says teacher made son with autism stand alone outside

A mother says her child with autism was put outside by himself as a form of punishment at a Cumberland County elementary school.

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Many people gather in downtown Wilmington for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Today you may have seen a sea of green in downtown, where many people gathered for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival to celebrate "Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day".

The first coding center for kids in Wilmington holds an open house

 The first coding center for kids in the area has officially opened up shop, and today it welcomed parents and kids to check out a fun way to learn about coding.

‘Love Me, Don’t Hurt Me’ event held to tackle issue of children’s safety in schools

Keeping children safe at school is a growing concern around the country and the Cape Fear. An event was held Saturday at the Derick Davis Center at Maides Park to take on the issue, with the theme being 'Love Me, Don't Hurt Me'.

Hundreds turn out for the annual Dragon Boat Regatta in Carolina Beach

Dozens of people competed for the top trophy and bragging rights in the annual Dragon Boat Regatta race Saturday afternoon.