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Wake County

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Adults and Teens

Able to Serve

Alliance of Disability Advocates

The Arc of the Triangle

Coffee Houses – The Serving Cup

Coffee House - 321 Coffee

Community Workforce Solutions


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

Bright Horizons - offers Track Out and before and after school care

Raleigh Parks & Recreation

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Arc of the Triangle


Autism Society of America

Autism Society of North Carolina

Autism Society of North Carolina – Wake County Chapter

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.

Triangle Behavioral and Educational Solutions

Birth to 5

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

North Carolina Infant Toddler Program (CDSA)

Project Enlightenment - offers resources and services for teacher and parents of young children birth through kindergarten.

Wake Connections – Links to home-based services for pregnant women, first-time moms, infants and toddlers.

Camps/Summer Programs

Summer Camp Directory

Camp GRACE – Kraft Family YMCA

Camp GRACE – A.E. Finley YMCA

Camp Royall - for people on the autism spectrum

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Camp – Pediatric Therapy Associates

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Summer Camp – The Aspen Center, ages 2-6

Summer Camp – Capitol City Speech Therapy

Summer Camp – Tammy Lynn Center – ages 3-18

Surfers Healing

CAP (Medicaid Waiver) Program – Wake County Human Services

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

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.


Life Experiences

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

Pathways for People

The Power of the Dream – Advocate and create jobs for adults with autism and/or other intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD)

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

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Goodwill Community Foundation 

Wake Enterprises – Provides vocational and social opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities


Financial Planning/Wills and Trusts



The Arc of North Carolina – LIFEguardianship

Disability Rights North Carolina

Wake County Clerk of Court – Special Proceedings

Gluten Free/Celiac Resources

Celiac Disease Support Group – WakeMed Cary

Raleigh Cel-Kids - Celiac support group

Homeschooling – GIFTSNC

Mental Health

Hope Services, LLC

NAMI North Carolina

Multi Category Resource

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

Community Partnerships, Inc.

The Arc of the Triangle

The Tammy Lynn Center

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Wake County Network of Care (Wake'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

Learn With The Best School

North Carolina Directory of Special Education Private Schools 

The Fletcher Academy

The Mariposa School for Children with Autism

Project Enlightenment - offers resources and services for teacher and parents of young children birth through kindergarten.

Recreation/Social Activities

Abilities Dance – free dance classes for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Abilitations Indoor Soccer League

Able to Serve – for adults

ACCESS North Carolina – A Guide to Travel Site Accessibility

Bridge II Sports

Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) – TOPSoccer

Cary Parks and Recreation

Consolidated Football Federation – Challenger Program – Pop Warner Football

Creativity in Motion - Dance class

Dance Dynamics - Miracles in Motion – Dance classes

Holly Springs School of Dance - Shining Stars dance class

Kids Together Playground

Macaroni Kids – list of local activities in North Raleigh

Macaroni Kids – list of local activities in Cary, Apex and Holly Springs

Marbles Kids Museum - Family Fun Nights

The Miracle League of the Triangle – Baseball

ParkGeek – information on local parks

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Duke Adapted Climbing

Sassafras All Children’s Playground

Sensory Friendly Movies – AMC Theaters

Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics Wake County

Studio Five Dance Company - High Five Buddies Dance Program

TOPSoccer - TOP Soccer

The Wake Forest Dream League - Baseball

You Call This Yoga


Buddy Break – Greystone Baptist Church = respite care program provided through partnerships with local churches

Friday Night Friends - New Hope Church - Beau's Buddies

Richland Creek Community Church – Revive – Monthly respite program

Tammy Lynn Center

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

Social Skills


Developmental Therapy Associates, Inc.

Flip Educational Consultants

Learn with the Best

Let’s Talk Speech & Language Services

Pediatric Therapy Associates

The Aspen Center

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.

Special Blessings

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

Developmental Therapy Associates

Pediatric Therapy Associates

Voices Together

Therapeutic Riding (Horseback Riding)

Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program

Horse & Buddy

Horses for Hope

Reins from Above


Creative Tutors

Creativity in Motion

GiGi's Playhouse

Learn with the Best

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

Wake County Public Schools

Parent Academy

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools – Special Education

Wake County Public Schools – Special Education Glossary and Acronym Finder

Wake County Special Education & Inclusion Committee (formerly SEPTA)

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