Chatham County


Rene Morrison

GCF Family Support Services® Calendar of Events

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Chatham County


Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities




Autism Society of North Carolina – Orange-Chatham Chapter

CHART – Chapel Hill Autism Resources and Tools

Collaborative Autism Treatment Campus

My Circle of Girls – – A social and service group offering monthly activities for girls living with autism, ages 2-6 and 7-11, in the Triangle and beyond.


Summer Camp Directory

Autism Society of North Carolina

Camp Bluebird – 3 Irish Jewels Farm, Grades K-5

Camp Royall – for people on the autism spectrum

Siler City Dance Academy – Inclusive Art & Dance Summer Camp

Victory Junction

Care Notebook- Organize all the paperwork associated with having a family member with special needs


Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) - Care Notebook

Family Voices

National Center for Medical Home Implementation – Building Your Care Notebook

Seattle Children’s Hospital – The Center for Children with Special Needs – Build a Care Notebook for Your Child

Charter Schools – list of Charter Schools in North Carolina

Chatham County Health Department

Chatham County Parks and Recreation

Chatham-Orange CRC (Community Resource Guide)

Chatham Smart Start

Chatham County: Social Services

Child Care Services Association



College Resources for Students with Disabilities

College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Options for Students with I/DD

Think College – College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Community Resources – Continuum of Care Resource Guide


Emergency Preparedness Plan

American Red Cross – Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

FEMA - Emergency Planning

Future Planning

The Arc – Center for Future Planning

Homeschooling - GIFTSNC


Important Information to Communicate at Camp
Selecting an Inclusive Program
Skills Inventory

Mental Health

Mental Health America of the Triangle

Directory of Mental Health Services

NAMI North Carolina

NC Innovations Waiver

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction – Exceptional Children

Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities – Amended July 2014

North Carolina Infant Toddler Program

Pathways for People

Recreation/Social Activities

Bridge II Sports

Challenger Flag Football League

Chapel Hill Parks and Rec

Consolidated Football Federation – Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Durham Parks and Rec

The Miracle League of the Triangle – Baseball

ParkGeek – information on local parks

Siler City Dance Academy – Inclusive Art and Dance Improv

Special Olympics North Carolina

Sibling Support

Sibling Support Project – Program dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special needs

SibNet – for adult siblings
SibTeen – Facebook group for teenage siblings
Sib20 – Facebook group for twenty-something siblings

Tips for Siblings Visiting the NICU

Social Skills

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities – Social Skills Group for Teenagers and Young Adults. For more information contact Twyla Peoples at 919-843-1529 or

Support Groups

Autism Society of Orange/Chatham County Chapter

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group


Music Therapy
Abilitations Children’s Therapy & Wellness Center – The Carolina Center for Music Therapy

Rhythm and Rehab

Voices Together

Therapeutic Riding (Horseback Riding)
Bright Star Stables

CAN-TR – Chatham Area Network for Therapeutic Riding

Farm Ventures – 336-598-4744

Helping Horse

Horse & Buddy

NC Therapeutic Riding Center

Triangle Area CHADD

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Universal Design

Access Homes NC - Information on Accessible homes and Universal Design – Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs:  What You Need to Know

State & National Resources

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