Since 1978, GHA Autism Supports has served individuals from across North Carolina with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A group of parents in Stanly County seeking supports for their children secured funding for the opening of the first children’s residence in the late seventies. Since that time, GHA has expanded offering a number of services for individuals with autism. GHA Autism Supports has grown from an organization serving five children to an organization that currently supports over 90 individuals in over multiple programs providing residential, vocational, educational, community and in-home services. GHA Autism Supports is recognized as a model community for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and hosts visitors from all over the world who are interested in using similar practices in their native countries.