Resources for Families
- Family Support Network of North Carolina
- Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
- Center for Self-Determination
- Social Security Disability Starter Kits
- CFED’s IDA Network
- Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center of the University of Iowa
- Training Resource Network, Inc.
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- The North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind
Empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to acheive their maximum potential.
- The Autism Society of North Carolina
The best source in North Carolina for connecting people who live with autism (and those who care about them) with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs.
- Parent to Parent
Programs provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained 'Support Parent'.
- The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
A non profit organization run by and for autistics. Our leadership is made up entirely of self-advocates on the autism spectrum. We also have members from other neurodiverse groups as well as neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to improve the representation of the autistic community in public policy discussions as well as to advance the autistic culture movement. We work to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while educating policymakers and communities about the autism spectrum
Youth Leadership Support Network
The Youth Leadership Support Network is an arts, education, media and training network. Its mission is to empower youths to express themselves and have a voice in society through diverse leadership opportunities.
- Disability Mentoring Day
- Emerging Leaders
Internship and leadership development opportunities for students with disabilities
- The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office
The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office is home to four councils that involve North Carolina’s youth: Governor's Advocacy Council on Children and Youth (GACCY), State Youth Council, North Carolina Internship Council, North Carolina Youth Advisory Council.
- The Pacer Center
The Pacer Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youths with disabilities.