Resources for Special Needs

Updated by Sarah Blackwell

Speech Therapy, Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Developmental Disabilities, Terminal Illness … when you child has a special need, it can be lonely until you find a group who completely understands. We know it takes a village to raise a child, and sometimes parents need special support beyond our typical villages. That is why we created this directory of special needs resources that features local services and other supportive programs that benefit children with special needs and their families. We started this directory with the help of reader referrals and we continue to add to it and update it as often as we can.

If you know of a support program we should add to our list, please email Just as parents rely on villages to raise children, we rely on the support and recommendations of readers to help us build a community of resources here on TMoM!

*Click on the name of any resource to visit the website. 

Local Support Services and Resources

ABC of NC Child Development Center
905 Friedberg Church Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27127
(336) 251-1180
ABC of NC Child Development Center is a non-public, not-for-profit center providing quality individualized diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational services using evidence-based practices in the field of autism treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families.  ABC of NC also has free parent and professional workshops open to the general public. Find ABC of NC on Facebook.

Amos Cottage
3325 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
(336) 713-7400
Amos Cottage Incorporated is dedicated to supporting programs offered by health-care providers for early diagnosis and treatment strategies for families and their children who have developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders, to help them live to their fullest potential.

Angel Heart Speech & Language Therapy, Inc.
Angel Heart Speech & Language Therapy Inc. serves children in their community by providing the tools they need to improve their ability to communicate with family, friends, and everyone in their community that they might meet. They specialize in pediatric services enabling children and their families to overcome their obstacles and improve their quality of life.

The Arc of Greensboro
14 Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC  27407
(336) 373-1076
The Arc of Greensboro is an organization of and for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families, promoting and protecting their human rights and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. Find The Arc of Greensboro on Facebook.

The Arc of High Point
153 E Bellevue Drive
High Point, NC  27265
(336) 883-0650
The Arc of High Point 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.  Find them on Facebook here.

Autism Society of North Carolina
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230
Raleigh, NC  27605
(919) 743-0204
The Autism Society of North Carolina is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and promoting opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Find Autism Society of North Carolina on Facebook.

Bayada Pediatrics
(888) 670-0548
Click here to find your local office.
Whether your child is in the hospital, already home, or just needs some help at school, look to BAYADA Pediatrics to provide home health care services that are delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability.  You can find them on Facebook here.

Burlington Recreation and Parks Special Populations Programs
Thataways Youth Center
1334 Overbrook Road
Burlington, NC  27215
(336) 222-5030
The Burlington Recreation and Parks department offers several programs for persons with developmental disabilities, such as dance and bingo nights.  They also offer TOPSoccer, where trained volunteers teach basic teamwork and communication skills to children with special needs.  You can find more information on TOPSoccer here.

Tom A. Finch YMCA
1010 Mendenhall Street
Thomasville, NC  27360
(336) 475-6125
Located at the Tom A. Finch YMCA in Thomasville, The CHAAMP program (Communities Helping All Achieve Maximum Potential) holds an event roughly once a month for school age kids with special needs. They have movies, bowling, Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties and more. They try to do something different each month. Some events involve the family and for some, parents can drop their kids off for the short time of the event.  Open to members and non-members.

Cherith Cottage
(704) 238-0585
Cherith Cottage offers a private cottage to caregivers for overnight respite. Caregivers include those taking care of children/adults with a disability; children with a life-threatening, chronic or terminal illness; aging parents unable to care for themselves.  Call Paula or John Roncace for reservations.

Cheshire Center
2500 N. Church Street
Greensboro, NC  27405
(336) 375-2240
The Chesire Center mission is to help families increase quality of life through the improvement of communication skills.  They provide pediatric Speech Language Therapy to children from birth through age 21 and Developmental Services (C.B.R.S.) to children from birth to age 3.

City of High Point Special Populations Department
Click here for a list of various activities.
A wide variety of programs are offered, including bowling, adaptive anglers, and a special Olympics local track and field competition.

Community Access Therapy Services, Inc.
5 Dundas Circle, Suite B
Greensboro, NC
(336) 294-3338
Community Access Therapy Services offers pediatric therapy services for 0-21 years old with developmental delays, autism, AD/HD, Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, or genetic disorders affecting development.

Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro
The Down Syndrome Network of Greater Greensboro is committed to enriching the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by connecting with new families, providing social and educational opportunities for members, and promoting awareness and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in our community. Contact for additional information.  Find their Facebook page here.

The Enrichment Center
1006 South Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 777-0076
The Enrichment Center is focused on empowering the lives of adults with disabilities through art, education, and employment.  Find them on Facebook here.

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
907 Barra Row, Suites 102/103
Davidson, NC  28036
(704) 892-1321
The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center is a private, non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of all children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Family Support Network of Central Carolina
801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC  27408
(336) 832-6507
A non profit that serves families that have children with special needs (open to any diagnosis, at any age!) in Guilford and surrounding counties. They offer fun, free community events, support groups, parent mentors, and educational programs year round. They can be found on Facebook here, on Twitter @fsn_cc and Instagram @fsn_cc.

Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth
4505 Shattalon Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
(336) 703-4289
Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth is an outreach program with a wide range of services and programs for families of children with special needs (medical, developmental, or other), such as parent-to-parent matches, sibshops, and mentor parent training.  They are affiliated with The Family Support Network of NC and currently serve Forsyth and surrounding counties.  There is no charge for any service they provide.

Footprints Case Management
(704) 412-2144, ext. 112
The Community Alternatives Program for Children (CAP/C) provides cost-effective home care for medically fragile children (through age 20) who would otherwise require long-term hospital care or nursing facility care. The program contributes to the quality of life for the children and their families/caregivers, while providing care that is cost-effective in comparison to the Medicaid cost for institutional care.  Owned and operated by a parent of three children with special needs they understand the unique challenges you face as parents.  You can find them on Facebook.

Greenhills School: Marcus Davis Teacher Training and Language Therapy Center
1360 Lyndale Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
(336) 924-4908
Greenhills offers accredited Orton-Gillingham tutoring, off-site by their experienced tutors, and on-site Orton-Gillingham structured language teacher training seminars.  Their goal is to ameliorate the academic and the overlying emotional difficulties which unremediated dyslexic individuals encounter.  Their programs accomplish this by teaching dyslexics of all ages to read at the level of their intellectual aptitude.

Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center
8001 Leabourne Road
Colfax, NC  27235
(336) 931-1424
Horsepower provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted therapy to individuals with disabilities, as well as able-bodied students.  Find them on Facebook here.

iCan House
862 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 723-0050
iCan House is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization registered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The iCan House educates, supports, and enhances the lives of those with social challenges and their families. They do so by teaching social and life skills using our own unique, interactive and engaging curriculum. They currently offer more than 8 programs and using this positive approach, they help members learn life, social, and independence skills. By doing so, their members also develop a sense of belonging and purpose.  Find them on Facebook here.

Joshua’s Angel Center of the Carolina’s
1228 Lighting Cross Road
Boonville, NC
Joshua’s Angel Center of the Carolina’s is a non-profit horse recreation center for special needs or disabled children and adults.

Lewisville Titans Cheerleading Spirit Squad
Julia Murray Ezell
The Lewisville Titans have a special needs cheerleading squad called the Titan SPIRIT. They take special needs boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Practice is from 6-7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and game day is on Saturdays.  The coaches are parents to children with special needs so they understand the best approach for your child.  You can find their Facebook page here.

Lindley Habilitation
Various offices located in Burlington, Clemmons, and Greensboro.  Click here for the office directory.
Lindley Habilitation Services specializes in helping persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities reach their fullest potential.  They provide Inovations I/DD Medicaid in home services, Day Program Services, AFL Services, as well as private pay care for the Innovations I/DD community.  You can also find them on Facebook here.

N.C. Infant-Toddler Program

5605 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC  27609
(919) 707-5520
The North Carolina Early Intervention Branch (NCEI) is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). The Infant-Toddler Program provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs.  Sixteen Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina work with local service providers to help families help their children succeed.

440 Central Avenue
Lexington, NC  27292
(336) 236-6546
OT4KIDS offers pediatric Occupational, Physical, Speech, Craniosacral, and Massage Therapy in Lexington, NC and the surrounding areas. Find them on Facebook here.

Peacehaven Community Farm
1458 NC Highway 61
Whitsett, NC  27377
(336) 449-9900
Peacehaven Community Farm seeks to connect people with special needs to the larger community through shared living and the work of  sustainable farm.  They offer an affordable housing community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Find their Facebook page here.

Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network
4715 Yadkinville Road, #144
Pfafftown, NC  27040
(336) 739-3696
The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network is a nonprofit organization which provides support and information to parents of children and adults with Down syndrome in the Piedmont area. Our aim is to support each other and enrich the lives of our children and adults so they can reach their full potential.  Visit their Facebook page or check out their private member discussion group.

PSA Healthcare
1551 Westbrook Plaza Drive, Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
(336) 760-8599
PSA provides in-home, private duty nursing, and many other essential health services to thousands of medically fragile kids and their families all across the country.  Their trusted care focuses on meeting clinical needs, improving the lives of those they serve, and delivering the highest quality home care.  Visit their Facebook page here.

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
6825 Rolling View Drive
Tobaccoville, NC  27050
(336) 922-6426
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center provides quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs.

Triad First in Families
450 W Hanes Mill Road, Suite 223
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 757-8721
Partnering with people with disabilities and/or their families by supporting their efforts to realize their dreams and achieve their goals.  TFIF hosts events, funding and scholarships, and more. Visit their Facebook Page here.

Triad Learning Disabilities Association
3310 Horse Pen Creek
Greensboro, NC
The Triad Learning Disabilities Association is dedicated to providing support to individuals with learning disabilities and their families.  They have monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May.

Tristan’s Quest, Inc.
115-A South Walnut Circle
Greensboro, NC  27409
(336) 547-7460
A nonprofit organization, Tristan’s Quest is devoted to meeting the diverse needs of children and young adults ages 3-21 with a variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.  You can find their Facebook page here.

When Piglets Fly OT
5704 West Market Street
PO Box 19454
Greensboro, NC
(315) 525-4138
Megan Kobielski is an occupational therapist who has worked with children of varying diagnoses, including but not limited to, Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, children that are ventilator dependent, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay, Oral Motor/Feeding Disorders, as well as children with rare genetic and chromosomal disorders.

Events and Meet Ups

Autism Afternoon at McNairy 
Glenn McNairy Public Library Branch
4860 Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro, NC  27455
(336) 373-2015
The McNairy library branch offers a designated Autism Afternoon to encourage their customers with autism to visit the library.  If you are a parent who has been avoiding the library because you are concerned your child will be loud or disruptive, please visit.  Library staff members familiar with autism will be on hand, and signage will be posted to inform other library customers that it is Autism Afternoon.  Offered one Saturday a month from 3-6 pm.

Autism Social Group
Come and meet others in the Autism Social Group, geared for teenagers, but all are welcome, to participate or volunteer. Join in the fun to love one another as Christ has called us to do. They play games, listen to music and sometimes dance.  They will enjoy dinner, make a craft or do a holiday-themed activity. Parents are encouraged to attend. Cost $5. Meetings take place at Concord UMC Family Life Center, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, almost monthly except during the summer months. Please call Matt and Teresa Reece with any questions or for more information at 336-830-0164.

D.A.D.S (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome)
Quincy Harvey, D.A.D.S. Director,
D.A.D.S. is an organization of fathers of children with Down Syndrome whose mission is to support and assist each other.  They meet on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Guilford Dads’ Group (Family Support Network)
Meets at various locations around Greensboro, email for more information
An informal support group for dads with children of any age with any type of special needs. Meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month September through May.

Guilford Moms’ Group (Family Support Network)
Meets at various locations around Greensboro, email for more information
An informal support group for mothers with children of any age with any type of special needs. Meetings are generally held the first Thursday of each month September through May.

Happy Mama Conference and Retreat
The Happy Mama Retreat is a weekend away for moms of children with special needs, created by moms of children with special needs. Not just a relaxing weekend, not just an educational conference, not just a moms-only weekend away – it’s all three rolled into one. They want to help you gain community with other mothers who share your questions, concerns, worries, and fears. They want to provide education to help you advocate for your child and yourself, and to give you the tools to re-discover your own happiness. They want to nurture you with a beautiful setting and fun, relaxing activities. (Scholarships are available through the Tanji D. Dewberry Happy Mama Scholarship.) You can find the Happy Mama Retreat on Facebook.

iClub at iCan House
862 W. 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
Call (336) 723-0050 or email for more information
A club for children and youth, ages 8-14, in need of social skills training and who would benefit from the opportunity to make new friends and be part of a group.

Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break
302 W Market Street
Greensboro, NC
(336) 275-4587
Buddy Break is a free kids program where kids with special needs (VIP kids: includes any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile) make new friends, have fun playing games, hear and see great children’s stories, videos, music and more!  Siblings have fun too!  Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities usually for three hours.  Includes VIP children ages 2 – 16 years old and their siblings 4 years – 5th grade.  Third Saturday of each month, 10am – 1pm.  Contact Sarah Gray, Buddy Break Coordinator, for more information at or (336) 560-3967.

The Saturday Club
Supported by Brenner Children’s Hospital
Call (336) 727-2505
Support and socialization for teens and pre-teens with special needs.  Meets the third Saturday of the month.

Sensory Friendly Mondays at Kaleideum Downtown
(formerly The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem)
390 South Liberty Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 723-9111
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensory processing differences are invited to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment.  Sensory Friendly Mondays are offered one day per month, September – May, on Members Only Mondays (9:00 am-12:00 pm) when attendance is light.  You do not need to be a member in order to attend, but membership or admission is required.  Download a social narrative and visual schedule to help prepare for your visit by clicking here.  Sensory Friendly Nights are offered quarterly.  Admission is $3/person (+tax) for members and non-members.

Sensory Storytime at McNairy
Glenn McNairy Public Library Branch
4860 Lake Jeanette Road
Greensboro, NC  27455
(336) 373-2015
Designed for children with special needs who are not expected to sit still or stay quiet, this story-time follows a visual schedule and is followed by free play with a variety of hands-on activities, including sensory bins, puzzles, crafts, and more.  Children of all ages (and siblings) are welcome.  One Saturday each month at 3:00pm.

Sensory Storytime at Forsyth Central Library
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 703-2665
Every 4th Saturday of the month at 10:15am, join the Central Children’s Library for Sensory Storytime.  Children of all ages are welcome for interactive story-based activities.  All children are invited to come and enjoy a relaxed approach to storytime that has been deliberately designed for anyone with sensory integration challenges.


Private Schools

LifeSpan Circle School
Address: 919 Stokes Street
Burlington, NC  27215
Phone: (336) 513-4250
Grades: Daycare for 6 weeks to 5 years
Specializes in: inclusive program supporting children with developmental delays and typically developing children.  Children with and without disabilities participate in the same routines and play experiences.

Lionheart Academy of the Triad
Address: 1734 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27408
Phone: (336) 676-6075
Grades: High School
Specializes in: Lionheart targets those students capable of achieving a high school diploma, but have difficulty learning in a traditional classroom environment.  A traditional diploma track as well as an Occupational Course of Study track are offered.

Noble Academy
Address: 3310 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: (336) 282-7044
Grades: K to 12
Specializes in: math disabilities, central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), memory problems, written expression disability, AD/HD, dyslexia and other reading disabilities 

The Piedmont School
Address: 815 Old Mill Road
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 883-0992
Grades: K to 12th
Specializes in: learning disabilities and/or AD/HD

Triad Academy at Summit School
Address: 2100 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
Phone: (336) 722-2777
Grades: 1st to 8th
Specializes in: print based reading and written language difficulties

Public Schools

Carter High School
Address: 851 Highland Court
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 703-4119
9th to 12th
Specializes in:
transitioning high school students with special needs into life after high school

The Children’s Center
Address: 2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
Phone: (336) 727-2440
Grades: PreK to 5th
Specializes in:
children with orthopedic and/or long-term chronic health impairments

Gateway Education Center
Address: 3205 E. Wendover Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27405
Phone: (336) 375-2575
Grades: ages 3 to 22
Specializes in: students with severe and multiple mental and/or physical disabilities

Haynes-Inman Education Center
Address: 200 Haynes Road
Jamestown, NC  27282
Phone: (336) 881-7170
Grades: ages preschool to 22
Description: Haynes-Inman Education Center is a Guilford County public separate school that serves approximately 130 students with severe to profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities.  The facility also has one preschool inclusion class that educates special needs students as well as regular education students.

Herbin-Metz Education Center
Address: 400 O’Ferrell Street
Greensboro, NC  27405
Phone: (336) 333-7065
Grades: K to 8th grade
Description: Herbin-Metz is part of the Guilford County School System and serves students who have moderate to severe developmental delays and autism, or who need a highly structured, smaller school environment with fewer distractions and an environment that can be modified to address sensory challenges.  They follow the traditional calendar.

Lowrance Middle School
Address: 3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
Phone: (336) 703-4181
Grades: 6th – 8th grade
Description: Special needs school located in Winston-Salem.

McIver Education Center
Address: 1401 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27405
Phone: (336) 370-8260
Grades: ages 5 to 22 years old
Description: Serves 130 exception education students.  Instruction is offered to meet the needs of the individual student.

The Mell-Burton School
Address: 405 Parkway, Suite A
Greensboro, NC  27401
Phone: (336) 274-5909
Grades: middle and high school students
Description: A day treatment program for students with serious emotional and behavioral problems.  Students must have an Individualized Education Plan through the school system to qualify.  While enrolled, youth receive academic, psychiatric, individual and group counseling.  Students receive full academic credit and transportation is provided.

The Special Children’s School
4505 Shattalon Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106
(336) 703-4191
K to 5th
children with developmental and cognitive disabilities

Stoner-Thomas School
Address: 215 County School Road
Lexington, NC  27292
Phone: (336) 248-5421
Grades: ages 5 to 22
Description: Stoner-Thomas is a public separate school for students with developmental disabilities.  They serve students from all three school systems: Davidson County, Lexington City, and Thomasville City.


905 Friedberg Church Road
Winston-Salem, NC  27127
(336) 251-1180
Ages: toddlers through age 21
Description: A summer day camp with evidence-based, therapeutic and instructional programs for children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing peers.

Camp Ann
136 Northpoint Avenue
High Point, NC  27262
(336) 883-8519
Ages: 6+
Description: A weekly summer day camp program for children and adults with disabilities.

Camp Carefree
275 Carefree Lane
Stokesdale, NC  27357
(336) 427-0966
Ages: 6-16
Description: Since 1986, Camp Carefree has provided a free, one week camping experience for kids with chronic illnesses, including cancer, Spina Bifida, epilepsy and others.  Their program also includes camps for well sibilings of ill children, and a week for children with a sick parent.

Camp Green Leaves
Lake Cammack Park & Marina
4790 Union Ridge Road
Burlington, NC  27127
(336) 229-3148
Ages: 5-21
Description: A summer day camp for youth with developmental disabilities/delays in Alamance County.

Camp Joy
Hagan Stone Park
5920 Hagan-Stone Road
Pleasant Garden, NC  27313
(336) 373-2954
Ages: 5 and up
Description:  Designed for campers with various disabilities, including but not limited to developmental disabilities and visual and hearing impairments.

Camp Jubilee
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center
804 Cedar Lane
Reidsville, NC  27320
(336) 349-9445
Ages: 10 to adults
Description: Camp Jubilee is a 5 day, 4 night residential camp for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual and physical disabilities.

Summerfield First Baptist Church
2300 Scalesville Rd
Summerfield, NC 27358
Ages: 3 to 10+
Description: For children and young adults with special needs who have severe language or physical challenges. There will also be a week of camp specifically for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Camp Royall
250 Bill Ash Road
Moncure, NC  27559
(919) 542-1033
Ages: 4 to older adults
Description: Camp Royall is designed to provide a typical week of camp activities to people on the autism spectrum.

Camp SAY
179 Blue Star Way
Hendersonville, NC  28793
(828) 393-4244
Ages: 8-18
Description: At Camp SAY, young people who stutter have endless fun while building effective communication skills, developing greater independence and creating important friendships.

Camp Tekoa
211 Thomas Road
Hendersonville, NC  28739
(828) 692-6516
Ages: 18+, except for special elementary day camps which are ages 8-12
Description: Tekoa’s special needs camps offer fun activities for campers with developmental disabilities.  Campers must be ambulatory and able to feed, bathe, and cloth themselves.

EMF Discovery
The Music Academy of North Carolina
1327 Beaman Place, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC  27408
(336) 333-7450
Ages: rising 1st through 5th graders
Description: EMF Discovery is designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and are interested in music.

iCan Bike
Greensboro Coliseum
1921 W. Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC  27403
(336) 207-1148
Ages: minimum of 8 years of age
Description: iCan Bike teaches people with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.

Imprints Cares Summer Enrichment
Imprints Cares on Broad
502 N. Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101
(336) 722-6296
Ages: diverse ages
Description: A day camp for ambulatory and diverse students with exceptional needs.

NC Summer Program for Kids
Noble Academy
3310 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 282-7044
Ages:7 to 13 years old
Description: A day camp program for children with AD/HD.

Lionheart Academy of the Triad
1734 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27408
(336) 676-6075
Ages: rising 4th graders through high school
Description: Each week will offer different social skill lessons and daily outings for children with autism on regular curriculum track and their typical siblings.  Spots are limited.  Application available here.

Noble Academy Summer Programs
Noble Academy
3310 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
(336) 282-7044
Ages: rising 3rd to 9th grade
Description: Language remediation program

The Piedmont School
815 Old Mill Road
High Point, NC 27265
(336) 883-0992
Ages: rising kindergarten through 6th grade
Description: Academic and interactive enrichment for students with learning differences and those without.

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
6825 Rollingview Drive
Tobaccoville, NC  27050
(336) 922-6426
Ages: 3 through adult
Description: A day camp program for typically developing and exceptional students.

Victory Junction
4500 Adam’s Way
Randleman, NC 27317
(336) 498-9055
Ages: 6 to 16
Description: Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life changing camp experiences.


Parenting ADHA Now!: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories by Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

A Special Gift: A Devotional for Mothers of Children with Unique Challenges by Carrie Gruman-Trinkner

More Than a Mom: Living a Full And Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs by Heather Fawcett, Amy Baskin

Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip {A Bible Study for Special-Needs Parents} by Lee and Sandra Peoples

Empowering Your Child Who Has Special Needs by Debbie Salter Goodwin

Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs by Jolene Philo

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues by Lindsey Biel, Nancy Peske

4 Life Skills Book Recommendations for Parents of Children with Special Needs from Gabriella Volpe

Websites And Online Communities

ARK Therapeutic Products
ARK Therapeutic is a leading manufacturer of innovative therapy tools and special needs products.  They’ve created a unique line of oral motor tools, feeding and drinking aids, speech therapy tools, sensory chews, writing tools, and much more.  Their website also offers expert tips and blog posts.  Find them on Facebook here.

Wright’s Law
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

The Complete Caregiver
Their mission is to assist parent-caregivers of special needs and medically fragile kids by providing information, activities, resources and support to help them take care of themselves while being great caregivers to their children.  Link to their Facebook page here.

Fun and Function
An online store of therapist designed, kid-friendly sensory tools and toys, their website also offers resources such as finding a local therapist, tips from pediatric therapists, and a blog.  Find them on Facebook here.

Key Ministry for Families
Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.  Link to Facebook here.

Nathaniel’s Hope
Sharing “the Hope” with kids with Special Needs and their Families

Special Needs Parenting Bloggers
Share, discuss, and ask questions about blogging and specific issues about special needs parenting and disabilities.

Special Needs Parents Support
This group is for special needs parents to support each other on their special needs journey. A safe place where there are only two rules: #1-Be kind and #2-Offer encouragement.

Parents of Medically Complex Kiddos- North Carolina
A place for North Carolina (only) Parents of Medically Complex Kiddos to network, socialize (MNO, zoo trips etc), referral lists, and more.

Top 100 Special Needs Resources on the Web

Triad NC Special Needs Parents Support
A place for networking, resource sharing, and social encouragement.

Food Allergy Families of the Triad
Food Allergy Families of the Triad provides food allergy education, support and allergen free activities for the Triad communities under Medical Advisor Dr. Jason W. Caldwell, D.O., of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

Dental Care Guidance for Caregivers of Patients with Down Syndrome

Caring 4 Our Kids – A resource for parents of kids with ASD, CFS, or Fibromyalgia suggested we share the following links with TMoM readers:

Autism Resources for Families
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Creating a Home Where Your Child Can Thrive with a Disability
CDC Autism Links and Resources
Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
Planning for the Future for Seniors with Special Needs
Operation Autism for Military Families
Moving with Special Needs Kids
Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips

Personal Blogs

Brielle and Me: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and cerebral palsy

Diary of a Mom: autism

Finding Cooper’s Voice: apraxia, autism

Gillian Marchenko: Down Syndrome, Moyamoya Disease, special needs adoption, depression

Singing Through the Rain: autism, sensory processing disorder, apraxia, feeding tubes

Wonderfully Made: autism

Support for Special Needs: families raising kids with special needs

Parenting isn’t Pretty: support for special education

MOM-Not Otherwise Specified: autism

Love That Max: cerebral palsy


Don’t forget that TMoM also has an entire category on its site dedicated to Special Needs. Click HERE to go directly to that category for additional articles and resources.

*Please note that Triad Moms on Main does not necessarily endorse the persons or businesses represented in our directory.

3 thoughts on “Resources for Special Needs

  1. Kay Craig


    I need to find out if there is a group for spouses of blind person. Practical advice, how to get your house more organized for a blind person, etc.


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