Orange County


Rene Morrison

GCF Family Support Services® Calendar of Events

Community Events

Social Media Connections

Support Groups

Resources for Orange County

Access Homes NCInformation on Accessible homes and Universal Design


Alliance of Disability Advocates

Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities


Arc of the Triangle



Autism Society of America

Autism Society of North Carolina - Orange-Chatham Chapter

Autism Speaks

CHART – Chapel Hill Autism Resources and Tools

Collaborative Autism Treatment Campus

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


Summer Camp Directory

The Arc of the Triangle – Summer Work and Wellness Program – A vocational training and wellness program with one on one supports for students ages 15-22 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Autism Society of North Carolina

Camp Hope – August 3-7, 2015

Camp Royall – for people on the autism spectrum

Developmental Therapy Associates

Summer Social Groups – for kids and teens with ADHD and High Functioning Autism/Aspergers.  For boys ages 7-18.

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

Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill Training – Outreach Project

Charter Schools – list of Charter Schools in North Carolina

Chatham-Orange CRC (Community Resource Connections)

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 ResourcesContiuum of Care Resource Guide


Emergency Preparedness Plan

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

FEMA - Emergency Planning

Extraordinary Ventures

Family Advocacy Network

Future Planning

The Arc – Center for Future Planning

Homeschooling - GIFTSNC


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

Mental Health

Mental Health America of the Triangle

Directory of Mental Health Services

NAMI North Carolina

NC Innovations Waiver

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

Orange County Health Department

Pathways for People

Recreation/Social Activities

Aquatics - Durham Parks and Rec

Bridge II Sports

Carrboro Parks and Recreation

Challenger Flag Football League

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation  – Adapted Recreation

Adapted Recreation Classes

Consolidated Football Federation – Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Faulkner’s Dance and Gymnastics

Marbles Kids Museum – Family Fun Nights

The Miracle League of Franklin County – Baseball

Orange County Parks and Recreation

ParkGeek – information on local parks

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

Support Groups

Cerebral Palsy Support Group – The Arc of the Triangle

Family Advocacy Network – Parents of Children with Special Needs – Contact Georgia at 919-942-8083 or email

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group

NAMI Support Group – Contact Kay at 919-402-1630 or email

TEACCH Mother’s Group – Contact Catherine Jones at 919-966-3100.


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

State & National Resources

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