How to Access Our Services

GHA provides a variety of Medicaid and Innovations Waiver funded supports to children and adults with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder who reside in the state of North Carolina.

If you are interested in consideration for potential services, please submit a completed Application for Services.

If you would like to have further discussion regarding GHA Autism Supports and the services that are provided to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, or any other questions regarding the referral and application process, please contact our Admissions and Referrals line at 704-982-9600 ext. 200, or email us at

Please note:  GHA Autism Supports is a restraint-free organization, and we are unable to offer placement to individuals requiring the use of restrictive interventions.

Please click on the following link to download our standard application for services.
PDFApplication For Services or Solicitud de Servicios

Read this HIPAA security warning prior to emailing any information. This includes the “Electronically scan” option below.  Keep in mind that communications via email, including attachments/scans, over the internet are not secure. Although it is unlikely, there is a possibility that information you include in an email can be intercepted and read by other parties besides the person to whom it is addressed.

a.      Complete in entirety and mail to GHA Autism Supports, P.O. Box 2487, Albemarle, NC 28002
b.      Electronically scan to
c.      Fax the completed application to (980) 443-5089


If you have questions regarding GHA’s referrals and admissions process, please call GHA’s Admissions and Referrals Line at (704) 982-9600 ext. 200.

To receive a hard copy of the Application for Services, please contact the Admissions and Referrals Line at (704) 982-9600 ext. 200, or by email at

If you have additional questions, or would like to learn more information regarding the services/supports offered by GHA, please contact Dee Pankey-Thompson, at (704) 982-9600, ext. 119, or by email at

Please contact the Quality Management Department to obtain an application for services in a preferred language.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information

GHA Autism Supports continues to keep the health and safety of all individuals supported and employees at the core of all decision making. We have implemented the following safety measures:

  • All group meetings have transitioned to utilizing conferencing systems.
  • Strict visitation guidelines are in effect at all programs.
  • We encourage temporarily replacing in-person visitation with telephonic communication to limit exposure at all sites.
  • Second Street Sundries is currently offering curbside pick-up and ordering through the online system.
  • We will continue to monitor all updates, and update this information accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times.

Read More >

UNC COVID-19 Toolkit – Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times >

Contact Us

Physical Address:
213 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2487, Albemarle, NC 28002

Wilmington Office:
PO Box 4122, Wilmington, NC 28406

Phone: (704) 982-9600
Fax: (704) 982-8155

Phone: (910) 769-1046
Fax: (910) 399-1780

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GHA Autism Supports is licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources. In addition, GHA Autism Supports is nationally accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). ICF/IID homes are certified by the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance. GHA Autism Supports is a member of the North Carolina Association of Community-Based ICF/IID and CAP providers and the North Carolina Providers Council.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).