Durham County


Rene Morrison

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

Advocacy Camp – Program for individuals with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy


Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities


Alliance Behavioral Healthcare



Autism Society of North Carolina

CHART – Chapel Hill Autism Resources and Tools

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.

Benefits Enrollment Center – Duke University Division of Community Health – helps low-income seniors and persons with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits program for which they are eligible.


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 – 3 Irish Jewels Farm, Grades K-5

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

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

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 Partnerships, Inc.


Durham Connects

Durham Mothers Club

Durham Public Schools – Exceptional Children

Durham Network of Care

Emergency Preparedness Plan

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

FEMA - Emergency Planning

Exchange Club’s Family Center of Durham County

Family Advocacy Network

Future Planning

The Arc – Center for Future Planning



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

Challenger Flag Football League

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

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®

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 Twyla.peoples@cidd.unc.edu.

Developmental Therapy Associates

“Think About It” Social Skills Program - June 2-23, 2015 – for late preschool-early elementary school-aged children
“Think About It” Social Skills Program – July 14-28, 2015 – for children entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Support Groups

Cerebral Palsy Support Group – The Arc of the Triangle

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group

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

Universal Design

Access Homes NC - Information on Accessible homes and Universal Design

Alliance of Disability Advocates – Housing and Rental Resources

Expertise.com – Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs:  What You Need to Know

State & National Resources

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