Franklin County


Rene Morrison

GCF Family Support Services ® Calendar of Events

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Franklin County


Alliance of Disability Advocates

Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities


After School Care / Track Out Options

Bright Horizons: offers track out and before and after school care


Autism Society of America

Autism Society of North Carolina

Autism Speaks


Summer Camp Directory

Autism Society of North Carolina

Victory Junction

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions – Five County Community Operations Center

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


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

Emergency Preparedness Plan

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

FEMA - Emergency Planning

Five County First in Families

Franklin County Information

Franklin County Schools

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

NC Innovations Waiver – DHHS website

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

Recreation/Social Activities

Abilities Indoor Soccer League

Bridge II Sports

Consolidated Football Federation – Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Franklin County Parks & Rec

Marbles Kids Museum - Family Fun Nights

The Miracle League of Franklin County – Baseball

The Miracle League of the Triangle – Baseball

ParkGeek – information on local parks

Special Olympics North Carolina

Youngsville Parks & Rec

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

Support Group

Autism Society of North Carolina – Franklin County Support Group – Contact Connie Stancil at 919-771-6457 or Terri Meyers at

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group

Sickle-Cell Support Group –   Contact Monica Adams at (919)426-1212 for more information.


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

Farm Ventures – 336-598-4744

Helping Horse

Horse & Buddy

NC Therapeutic Riding Center

Triangle Area CHADD

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Universal Design

Alliance of Disability Advocates – Housing and Rental Resources – Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs:  What You Need to Know

State & National Resources

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