From our experience having an autistic grandson, there is much talk and not much real action in our Orange Co. schools. We have worked hard to give our grandson every opportunity and although there are some specialists in the area, it is up to you to seek them out and can be costly. As far as the school system, except for one or two that have been kind and understanding and made attempts to make a difference, the school system just wants to get your kid thru and out as easily on themselves as possible. We have pretty much given up on them. We've even contacted the state board and again, talk is all you get. Sorry to have to tell you this, perhaps there are others that have better experiences in other school districts. And we are in the supposed very enlightened county with UNC Chapel Hill.