In this section, you'll find helpful links and websites that will provide further information about resources available to families with children with Special Needs.
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is a comprehensive program for services, research, and training relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Carolina Institute provides a continuum of clinical services from complex, interdisciplinary evaluations on-site to more limited and selected clinical services and training in all 100 counties in North Carolina. The Institute brings together state-of-the-art research and clinical practice to ensure the best possible care for citizens of North Carolina.
Hope is creating a community that embraces diversity for people of all abilities by providing housing opportunities to thrive, develop meaningful relationships, and experience a sense of belonging.
PACID is a grassroots organization of over 180 families with adult children who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. All of the families are from the Triangle region of North Carolina and virtually all still have their adult child living at home with them. Roughly half the adult children are on the autism spectrum. Our families seek to move their adult child into a space of their own in the coming months and years, whether it’s to a group home, independent living, or an “intentional community.” PACID is comprised of over 180 families with adult or nearly adult children who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/D). Most members are from Orange County. PACID is free and open to all interested parties. It receives no funding. In addition to families it also includes several dozen government and nonprofit entities, such as those representing group homes or others affiliated with affordable housing, day services, and advocacy.