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North Carolina Resources

ARC of North Carolina
The Arc of North Carolina is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.
Autism Society of North Carolina
To provide support and promote opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.
Disability Rights North Carolina
DRNC is an independent 501c(3) organization that works to advance and defend the rights of North Carolinians with disabilities.
First in Families of North Carolina
Supports people with disabilities and their families in North Carolina to meet their self-determined needs by leveraging relationships and resources and encouraging reciprocity in their communities.
Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina
The Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina (LDANC) promotes awareness of the multifaceted nature of learning disabilities. We support equitable opportunities for people with learning disabilities to participate in life's experiences. LDANC seeks to accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, collaboration and the encouragement of ongoing research.
National Association for the Mentally Ill North Carolina (NAMI NC)
The mission of NAMI North Carolina is to provide support, education, advocacy, and public awareness so that all affected by mental illness can build better lives.
NC Family Support Program
The mission of the Family Support Program is to promote and provide support for families with children who have special needs.
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
Through advocacy, capacity building and systems change, the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities improves the opportunities and lives of over 180,000 North Carolinians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The governor-appointed Council represents and partners with agencies, service providers and other organizations across the State that provide people with I/DD, their families and caregivers access to services and resources needed live in the community of their choice.
North Carolina Families United (NCFU)
NC Families United supports and unites the voices of children, youth, and families with mental health concerns to educate, support and advocate for improved services and lives.
North Carolina PTA
The North Carolina PTA (NCPTA) is the state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities. PTAs across North Carolina impact more than 685,000 children and their families.
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina supports the development of safe, stable, nurturing relationships for children in their families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect.
NC-TASH’s mission is to serve as an advocacy organization that will include professionals, parents and family members, persons with disabilities, and other North Carolina citizens who advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. NC-TASH aims to focus on improvements through legislation, policy development, education, information dissemination, and direct support.

North Carolina State Programs

Division of Public Health Children and Youth Branch
The Children and Youth Branch helps all North Carolina children to grow, develop and be healthy. We do this through health promotion, prevention, early identification, treatment and intervention. With the help of the Children and Youth Branch Family Partners for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Branch programs and services are offered within family-centered, community-based systems of care. The Branch manages many programs and services.
NC Department of Health and Human Services Disability Services
Disability Services helps people who have disabilities find employment, find care providers and gain access to technology helps people continue to live independently.
NC Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children’s Division
The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.