Resources and Community Partners

GENERAL INFORMATION DATABASES

Wake Network of Care

Durham Network of Care

EARLY INTERVENTION (Birth - 5)

NC Early Intervention

Durham (Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, Warren Counties): 919-560-5600

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

Disability Rights NC - Guardianship

Guardianship - Wake County

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

Housing Resources

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

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

GCF Family Supports Services  GCF Family Support Services™ (GCF-FSS™) is dedicated to supporting, educating, and informing families of children with special needs. GCF-FSS™ believes that the greatest asset a child can have is a strong family.  We provide parent mentoring, peer support groups and education to families of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, chronic illness, other special needs or those who are born prematurely. Families across eastern North Carolina benefit each day from trained parent mentors, sibling support activities, NICU family support, information and resources, referrals to diagnosis specific organizations as well access to a variety of other educational resources and information.

Information on Cerebral Palsy Cerebral 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.

Triangle CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In the treatment of AD/HD, CHADD supports a multi-modal approach based on accepted scientific practices.  CHADD does not advocate for or against the use of medication in the treatment of AD/HD. CHADD's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by AD/HD through: Collaborative Leadership, Advocacy, Research, Education and Support.

Triangle Down Syndrome Network The Triangle Down Syndrome Network (TDSN) 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.

 

 

*We do the best we can to keep this list up to date and accurate, but cannot be held responsible if information is outdated or incorrect.