Durham County


Beth Hutson

GCF Family Support Services Calendar of Events

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Durham County

Access Homes NCInformation on Accessible homes and Universal Design


Alliance of Disability Advocates


Disability Rights NC

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities


After School Care/Track Out Options

Arc of Durham County

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare



Autism Society of North Carolina

Collaborative Autism Treatment Campus

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.


2015 Summer Camp Directory

A Place to Grow – Ages 4-12.  Children must be verbal and able to function in a small group setting (4-5 kids w/2-3 adults)

Autism Society of North Carolina

Camp Bluebird – Summer Camp, Grades K-8, 3 Irish Jewels Farm,  Cary, NC

Camp Hope – August 3-7, 2015

Camp Royall – summer camp recreational opportunities for individuals with autism for ages 4 years – Adults

Developmental Therapy Associates

Durham Parks and Recreation

Embrace – A Therapeutic Educational Program, Summer Morning Programs for ages 3-6

Emerge A Child’s Place – summer group programs, ages 3-9

Reality Ministries – Week-long Summer day camp for ages 14 and up

Victory Junction

Child Care Services Association


Community Partnerships, Inc.

Durham Connects

Durham Mothers Club

Durham Public Schools – Exceptional Children

Durham Network of Care

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Exchange Club’s Family Center of Durham County

Family Advocacy Network



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

Mental Health

NAMI North Carolina

Sunrise Clinical Associates, PLLC

NC Innovations Waiver

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

Abilities Indoor Soccer League

Aquatics – Durham Parks and Rec
Chapel Hill Parks and Rec

Bridge II Sports

Consolidated Football Federation – Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Defy Gravity - Special Needs Night

Duke Adaptive Climb – Rock climbing opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities

Durham Parks and Recreation – Play More

Marbles Kids Museum – Family Fun Nights

The Miracle League of Franklin County – Baseball

The Miracle League of the Triangle – Baseball

North Durham Little League

ParkGeek – information on local parks

Reality Ministries

Shaw’s School of Karate

YMCA of the Triangle

Special Olympics North Carolina

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 Twyla.peoples@cidd.unc.edu.

Developmental Therapy Associates

Support Groups

Fetal Alcohol Group for Parents/Caregivers   – For more information contact Kathy Hotelling at
or (919) 265-3390.

NAMI  Durham Groups


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

State & National Resources

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