Info and Resources

 

NEW! What to do while you are home!

Music/Entertainment

  • Center for Puppetry Arts: Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is live streaming free performances on their Facebook page.You might find it easier to see the performance schedule on their website.
  • Melissa Etheridge: Melissa invites you to join her these next couple weeks on Facebook Live at 3pm PST, 6pm EST, 10pm GMT for a 15 minute sing-along get-together. Live will populate on her page at the time scheduled. Invite your friends and family! See you all soon https://www.facebook.com/events/2532705093652193/
  • Stars In The House-Live Performances by Broadway and Film Stars-SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley will produce a daily live streamed concert series, Stars in the House, featuring starts or stage and screen performing live (from home!) to promote support for The Actors Fund and its services. Shows will air daily at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time on The Actor’s Fund’s YouTube channel.
  • Star Wars: An interactive Galactic Experience https://starwarsgalaxy.co/

Art

  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1 p.m. It’s scheduled on weekdays through March 27th.

Fitness

  • Planet Fitness: Offering in home work outs Daily at 7pm. You do not need a membership. 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/planetfitness/events/?ref=page_internal

  • Petersburg’s Body Electric Yoga Company is offering free virtual workouts, posting classes live on their Facebook page (The Body Electric Yoga Company). The best part? They can be accessed at any time, if you can’t make the class at that specific time. Check their page daily for schedule updates.

Theme Parks

Zoos/Wildlife

  • The Cincinnati Zoo: Check in around 3 p.m., because that's the time the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
  • Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.
  • Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.
  • Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo's live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.
  • The Shedd Aquarium: This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents on Facebook.
  • San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay's Habitat exhibit.
  • National Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
  • Riverbanks Zoo, in Columbia, SC, is streaming Z-Learning live on their Facebook pageevery weekday at 10 a.m. Meet and learn about animals! The videos will also be on Riverbanks’ website by 2 p.m. each day.
  • Wild Earth https://www.twitch.tv/wildearth/
  • National Geographic for Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
  • Wild Dolphins 360 degree experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbT_e8lWWdo&feature=youtu.be

Museums

  • The Louvre:You don't have to book a ticket to Paris to check out some of the famous pieces in the world's largest art museum. The Louvre has free online tours of three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:The works of Pablo Picasso, Piet MondrianJeff Koons, and Franz Marc are just some of the 625 artists whose work are a part of the Guggenheim's Collection Online.
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:Move at your own pace through the 360-degree room-by-room tour of every exhibit in the museum.
  • Van Gogh Museum:You can get up close and personal with the impressionist painter's most famous work thanks to Google Arts & Culture.
  • Getty Museum:Los Angeles's premiere gallery has two virtual tours, including "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry," which is a closer look at food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • The Vatican Museum:The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael's Room, are just some of the sites you can see on the Vatican's virtual tour.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Madrid's must-see art museum has the works of some of the continent's most celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali available online.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: Six virtual exhibitsare available online from this museum named for the "Mother of American modernism."
  • National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City:Dive into the pre-Hispanic history of Mexico with 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts.
  • British Museum, London:The Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies are just a couple of things that you're able to see on a virtual tour of the museum.
  • NASA: Both Virginia's Langley Research Centerand Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston's app.
  • Fun Kid's Stuff with Marbles Kids Museum https://www.youtube.com/user/MarblesKidsMuseum

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EARLY INTERVENTION (Birth - 5)

NC Early Intervention

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Raleigh (Wake): 919-662-4600


EDUCATION

NC Public School - Division of Exceptional Children 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - Exceptional Childrens Program

Durham County Public Schools Exceptional Childrens Program

Orange County Public Schools Exceptional Students Education

Wake County Public Schools Special Education Services 919-431-7334

Wake County Special Education Advisory Council (The Arc of the Triangle is a member agency)

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Grad School Resources for Students with Disabilities

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Academic Accommodation Resources


HOUSING/GUARDIANSHIP

General Information on Guardianship in NC

Guardianship - Wake County

Guardianship - Durham County

Guardianship - Orange County

The Arc of NC - Housing Services 919-782-4632

Housing Resources


TRANSPORTATION

WAKE

Go Raleigh Access (Paratransit formally known as Accessible Raleigh Transportation)

DURHAM

Durham Access

Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA)

Triangle Transit (TTA)

ORANGE

EZ Rider (Complementary Paratransit services)


COUNTY INFORMATION DATABASES

Wake Network of Care

Durham Network of Care

INFORMATION

Birth Injury Center

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities

Cerebral Palsy Guidance and Information

Next Step Community of Families & Caregivers

The Benefit Bank

Resources for Military Families

Medicare Information (Supplemental)


SUPPORT

Autism Society of North Carolina Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) organization works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education.

Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

First In Families of North Carolina supports individuals with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others by providing direct support to help meet their self-defined needs. The Lifetime Connections program offers future planning workshops and resources and support networks for adults with disabilities. NCSibs is a FIFNC funded initiative to connect adult siblings throughout the state to resources and one another. NCSibs.org

Information on Cerebral PalsyCerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.

NC Down Syndrome Alliance The North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance is a nonprofit support, resource, and advocacy organization for individuals, families, and professionals. Our mission is to support, educate, and connect individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and communities in North Carolina. We believe that the community benefits when individuals with Down syndrome are understood, respected, and appreciated. Lives are enriched when they are included in schools, recreation, workplaces, neighborhoods, and faith communities. We support individuals with Down syndrome and the communities they live in so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

 


 

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