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durham County

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Adults and Teens

Alliance of Disability Advocates

The Arc of the Triangle


Alliance of Disability Advocates

Disability Rights NC

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

Triangle Parent Navigator


After School Care / Track Out Options

Durham Parks & Recreation

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Arc of the Triangle


Autism Society of America

Autism Society of North Carolina

Autism Speaks

Camp Royall

Carolina Center for Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment

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.

CHART – Chapel Hill Autism Resources and Tools

Triangle Behavioral and Educational Solutions

Birth to 5

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)Child Care Services Association

CC4C – Care Coordination for Children - Program designed to help families improve health outcomes for children from birth to age 5 who qualify for services

Durham Connects

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

North Carolina Infant Toddler Program (CDSA)

Camps/Summer Programs

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)

Summer Camp Directory

Camp Royall - for people on the autism spectrum

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp – Pediatric Therapy Associates

Durham Parks and Recreation

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

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

Surfers Healing

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


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

DoctorsDirectory of Doctors who accept Medicaid

Durham Public Schools

Acronyms and abbreviations

Exceptional Children Services

Emergency Preparedness Plan

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

FEMA - Emergency Planning

Project Lifesaver – a rapid response program that locates people with brain disorders (i.e., Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Dementia) who wander away from their caregivers.


Project SEE - A summer internship program for Wake County high school age students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Goodwill Community Foundation 

Financial Planning/Wills and Trusts



The Arc of North Carolina – LIFEguardianship

Disability Rights North Carolina

Durham County Clerk of Court 

Homeschooling – GIFTSNC

Mental Health

Hope Services, LLC

NAMI Durham

Sunrise Clinical Associates, PLLC

Multi Category Resource

Carolina Parent’s Family Guide to Special Needs Resources in the Triangle

Community Partnerships, Inc.

The Arc of the Triangle

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Durham County Network of Care (Durham's directory of county services)

NC Innovations Waiver

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Consumer and Family Handbooks

Disability Rights NC

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction – Exceptional Children

North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP)  – Early Intervention

Pathways for People

Private Schools

Hope Creek Academy

North Carolina Directory of Special Education Private Schools 

The Hill Center

Recreation/Social Activities

Abilitations Indoor Soccer League

ACCESS North Carolina – A Guide to Travel Site Accessibility

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

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

Shaw’s School of Karate

Sensory Friendly Movies – AMC Theaters

Special Olympics North Carolina

YMCA of the Triangle

You Call This Yoga

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

Special Needs Ministry at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ

Support Groups

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Triangle Area Support Group

The Next Step – An information group for persons interested in residential options for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Triangle Area – Epilepsy Parent Support Group – Support group for parents of children with Epilepsy


Triangle Area CHADD

Triangle Down Syndrome Network


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

NC Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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