• Family/Caregiver Support Programs & Resources 

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    • Lives in the Balance: Free demonstration videos, web-based radio programs, and guidance for parents with children who have behavioral challenges



    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Orange County chapter (https://www.namioc.org/)
    • "Strives to support, education, and be an advocate for mental health."
    • Offers programs, trainings, support groups, and resourcing for parents/caregivers, peers, schools, and the community.


    Family Support Program

    • Providing support, resources, and referrals to increase the strength and resilience of families
    • Support parents of children with special needs
    • Information on common diagnoses and conditions inpacting youth (e.g. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD)
    • Help families make connections to other families and resources in the community
    • 2020 Summer Camp Directory for children with special needs


    First In Families

    • "The Central Carolina Chapter of First In Families of NC has special family support funding available for goods and services that help individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their family members thrive in the community, according to their own goals and dreams. Some examples of ways we can provide financial assistance are:

      • Camp assistance
      • Assistive technology
      • A wheel chair ramp or other in-home modification/repairs to make life easier
      • New glasses
      • Dental work for a therapy dog
      • Household items or furnishings
      • Vehicle repairs

       Our vision is that everyone has different goals and dreams, and they often don't necessarily relate directly to their disability...  we can help make it happen!"

    • For information on eligibility requirements and/or to request an application for assistance please contact: Tracy Barbee (Resource Navigator/Chapter Director, Central Carolina FIF). tracy@fifnc.org or (919)724-3423 Fax:  919-400-4846