The mission of the Family Autism Center (FAC) is to provide services for children, youth, and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Eastern North Carolina has a variety of services for individuals with autism and their families, but these services are often fragmented and the various systems are difficult for families to navigate. This results in poor access to services and unfortunate outcomes for children, families, and adults. The increasing autism rates (nationally 1 in 88 and formerly 1 in 110) make accurate diagnosis, coordination of care, provision of services and advocacy even more critical for our region. Nationally generated autism rates specific to NC are 1 in 70 (1 in 43 boys).