Wake County


Karen Hogan
919-662-4600 ext. 257

GCF Family Support Services Calendar of Events

Give & Take - A Six-Week Course for Families of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday nights – September 16 through October 21, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
To register contact Jodi Kopala at 919-281-9257 or jkopala@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

Special Education: Parent Rights & Responsibilities
Presented by Wake County Public School System
Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

To register visit https://parentrightsandresponsibilities.eventbrite.com

Care Notebook Workshop
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.
RSVP by October 3rd.
To register contact Karen Hogan at 919-662-4600 ext. 257 or khogan@gcffamilysupportservices.org.

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Wake County


Adults and Teens

Able to Serve

Alliance of Disability Advocates

The Arc of Wake County

Coffee HousesThe Serving Cup

Doctors – List of Doctors who accept Medicaid

iASPIRE of NC - Programs for teens and young adults with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism

Life Experiences

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

Pathways for People

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

After School Care / Track Out Options

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

Raleigh Parks & Recreation

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Alliance of Disability Advocates

Arc of Wake County



Autism Society of NC – Wake County Chapter

iASPIRE of NC - Programs for teens and young adults with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism

Camps/Summer Programs

2014 Summer Camp Directory

Camp GRACE – Kraft Family YMCA

Camp GRACE – A.E. Finley YMCA

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp – Pediatric Therapy Associates

Summer Camps – The Aspen Center

Summer Camp – Power Packed Vocabulary Camp – Capitol City Speech Therapy

Summer Camps – Developmental Therapy Associates

Summer Programs – Mariposa School – Social Butterflies

CAP Program – Wake County Human Services

Carolina Center for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment

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


Coffeehouse Information

The Serving Cup

Community Partnerships, Inc.


Biomedical Doctors (formerly known as DAN Doctors)



Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors


Eye Doctors and Vision Therapy





Emergency Preparedness Plan

Financial/Future Planning

First in Families of North Carolina

GCF LearnFree - Free Online Learning

Gluten Free/Celiac Resources

The Celiac Cakery

Raleigh Cel-Kids - Celiac support group



“Me Fine” Foundation - provide 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 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.

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

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

Sassafras All Children’s Playground

Sensory Friendly Movies – AMC Theaters

Special Olympics North Carolina

Studio Five Dance Company - High Five Buddies Dance Program

Triangle Special Hockey Association

The Wake Forest Dream League - Baseball



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

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 Julia Tarr at 919-843-1529 or julia.tarr@ciddunc.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

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 Epilepsy Parents – Support group for parents of children with Epilepsy

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

Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities



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


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 Special Education & Inclusion Committee (formerly SEPTA)

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