Wake County

Contact:

Karen Hogan
919-662-4600 ext. 257
khogan@gcffamilysupportservices.org

GCF Family Support Services Calendar of Events

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Wake County

Access Homes NCInformation on Accessible homes and Universal Design

Acronyms

Adults and Teens

Able to Serve

Alliance of Disability Advocates

The Arc of the Triangle

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

Catalyst:  Changing STEM Opportunities for Students with Disabilities – week long summer camp and 8 sessions the following school year.  This program is for Rising 10th graders who are in the Occupational Course Study Program in High School or students with disabilities who are in the regular education setting, but prefer small group individualized instruction to learn about STEM.

Coffee Houses – The Serving Cup

Doctors – List of Doctors who accept Medicaid

Life Experiences

Next StepAn information group for persons interested in residential options for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Pathways for People

The Power of the Dream – Advocate and create jobs for adults with autism and/or other intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD)

Project SEE – A summer internship program for Wake County high school age students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Application deadline is April 15th

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

“Take Flight” Club – Social Club for Teens and Adults with Autism – 3 Irish Jewels Farm

Advocacy

Alliance of Disability Advocates

Disability.gov

Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Wrightslaw

After School Care / Track Out Options

Bright Horizons - offers Track Out and before and after school care

Camp Bluebird – 3 Irish Jewels Farm – Track-Out Programs (Track 4)

Raleigh Parks & Recreation

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Alliance of Disability Advocates

Arc of the Triangle

Attorneys

Autism

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of North Carolina

Autism Society of North Carolina - Four-Part Webinar Series – May 2015

Autism Society of North Carolina – Wake County Chapter

Autism Speaks

Camp Royall

Carolina Center for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment

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

“Take Flight” Club – Social Club for Teens and Adults with Autism – 3 Irish Jewels Farm

“Baby Sense”weekly group for parents and their babies focusing on helping parents make “sense” of their baby’s nonverbal cues.

Camps/Summer Programs

2015 Summer Camp Directory

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

Camp GRACE – Kraft Family YMCA

Camp GRACE – A.E. Finley YMCA

Camp Hope – August 3-7, 2015, ages 4-16

Camp Royall - for people on the autism spectrum

Catalyst:  Changing STEM Opportunities for Students with Disabilities – week long summer camp and 8 sessions the following school year.  This program is for Rising 10th graders who are in the Occupational Course Study Program in High School or students with disabilities who are in the regular education setting, but prefer small group individualized instruction to learn about STEM.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp – Pediatric Therapy Associates

Summer Camp – The Aspen Center, ages 2-6

Summer Camp – Capitol City Speech Therapy

Summer Camp – Developmental Therapy Associates

Summer Camp – Tammy Lynn Center – ages 3-18

Surfers Healing – August 17th and 18th, Wrightsville Beach, NC

CAP Program – Wake County Human Services

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

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities  – CIDD

Carolina Parent’s Family Guide to Special Needs Resources in the Triangle

CC4C – Care Coordination for Children
Program designed to help families improve health outcomes for children from birth to age 5 who qualify for services

Charter Schools – list of Charter Schools in North Carolina

Child Care Services Association

Churches

Coffeehouse Information

The Serving Cup

Community Partnerships, Inc.

Doctors

Biomedical Doctors (formerly known as DAN Doctors)

Chiropractors

Dentists

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors

Endocrinologists

Eye Doctors and Vision Therapy

Nutritionists

Orthopaedics

Pediatricians

Psychologists

Emergency Preparedness Plan

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

Financial/Future Planning

The Arc – Center for Future Planning

First in Families of North Carolina

GCF LearnFree - Free Online Learning

Gluten Free/Celiac Resources

The Celiac Cakery

Celiac Disease Support Group – WakeMed Cary

Raleigh Cel-Kids - Celiac support group

Homeschooling

GIFTSNC

“Me Fine” Foundation - provides necessary resources and financial assistance to parents and caregivers with children being treated at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals

Mental Health

Hope Services, LLC

NAMI North Carolina

NC Innovations Waiver

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Consumer and Family Handbooks

Disability Rights NC

Handouts from 10/4/12 Disability Rights NC Meeting:
Eligibility for CAP I/DD or Innovations Wavier:  What Does ICF-MR Level of Care Mean?
Introduction to Medicaid Appeals
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare – Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction – Exceptional Children

Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities – Amended July 2014

North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP)  – Early Intervention

Numotion Specializes in mobility & seating

Pathways for People

Private Schools

Just Right Academy

The Mariposa School for Children with Autism

Project Enlightenment - offers resources and services for teacher and parents of young children birth through kindergarten.

Parent Workshops

Project Lifesavera rapid response program that locates people with brain disorders (i.e., Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Dementia) who wander away from their caregivers.

Recreation/Social Activities

Abilities Indoor Soccer League

Able to Serve – for adults

ACCESS North Carolina – A Guide to Travel Site Accessibility

Bridge II Sports

Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) – HEART Program

Cary Parks and Recreation

Consolidated Football Federation - Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) – Museum Access for Kids – Field trips designed for school age students with disabilities

Creativity in Motion - Dance class

Dance Dynamics - Miracles in Motion – Dance classes

Defy Gravity – Special Needs Night

Holly Springs School of Dance - Shining Stars dance class

Kids Together Playground

Macaroni Kids – list of local activities in North Raleigh

Macaroni Kids – list of local activities in South Raleigh

Marbles Kids Museum - Family Fun Nights

The Miracle League of the Triangle – Baseball

My Favorite CardioTherapeutic Martial Arts

ParkGeek – information on local parks

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

The Route Fitness – Personalized fitness for those with special needs

Sassafras All Children’s Playground

Sensory Friendly Movies – AMC Theaters

Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics Wake County

Studio Five Dance Company - High Five Buddies Dance Program

Triangle Special Hockey Association

The Wake Forest Dream League - Baseball

Yogabilities

Respite

Buddy Break – respite care program provided through partnerships with local churches

Friday Night Friends

Greystone Baptist Church – Buddy Break respite program

Richland Creek Community Church – Revive – Monthly respite program

Tammy Lynn Center

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

Sibshops – GCF Family Support Services™

Special Needs Ministry at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ

Lyft – A support group for teens (ages 13-18) who have  a sibling with special needs.

Tips for Siblings Visiting the NICU

Social Skills

Advantage Therapy – Social Skills Enrichment Program

Best Buddiez – Learning Together

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

Developmental Therapy Associates, Inc.

Flip Educational Consultants

Learn with the Best

Let’s Talk Speech & Language Services

Pediatric Therapy Associates

Raleigh Therapy Services, Inc.

Social Butterflies – The Mariposa School for Children with Autism

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities – Alphabet Soup

The Aspen Center

Smart Start of Wake County

Wake ConnectionsLinks to home-based services for pregnant women, first-time moms, infants and toddlers.

Support Groups

Cerebral Palsy Support Group – The Arc of the Triangle

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group
Contact Kathy Hotelling at 919-265-3390 or kathyhotelling@gmail.com

The Next Step – An information group for persons interested in residential options for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Special Blessings

Triangle Area – Epilepsy Parent Support Group – Support group for parents of children with Epilepsy

Wake County Cerebral Palsy Support Group – email – wakecpparents@gmail.com

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities

Telability

Therapy

Music Therapy

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

Pediatric Therapy Associates

Voices Together

Pediatric Therapists (OT, ST, PT)

Therapeutic Riding (Horseback Riding)

Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program

Horse & Buddy

Horses for Hope

Reins from Above

Triangle Area CHADD

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Tutors

Creative Tutors

Creativity in Motion

Learn with the Best

Wake County Public Schools

Parent Academy

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Special Education Services 2013-14 Supplemental Guide for Parents

Special Education Services 2013-14 Supplemental Guide for Parents – Spanish

Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools – Special Education

Wake County Public Schools – Special Education Glossary and Acronym Finder

Wake County Special Education & Inclusion Committee (formerly SEPTA)

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