North Carolina Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See North Carolina Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  Special Education Services. STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PARENT-TO-PARENT
Assistance
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES Programs
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.

 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

E. Lowell Harris, Director 
Exceptional Children Division 
Department of Public Instruction 
301 N. Wilmington St, Education Bldg., #570
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825 
            (919) 715-1565       

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Duncan Munn, Branch Head of Child & Adolescent Services
Developmental Disabilities Services Section
Division of MH, DD & Substance Abuse Services 
Department of Human Resources 
325 North Salisbury Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603
            (919) 733-3654      
E-mail: dmunn@dhr.state.nc.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Bob H. Philbeck, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 
Department of Human Resources 
Post Office Box 26053 
Raleigh, NC 27611 
            (919) 733-3364      ;             (919) 733-5924       (TTY)
E-mail: bphilbec@dhr.state.nc.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Willie J.. Randolph, Director
Workforce Development Education
Department of Public Instruction 
301 N. Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
            (919) 715-1644      
E-mail: wrandolph@DPI.state.nc.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

John Baggett, Director 
Division of MH, DD & Substance Abuse Services 
Department of Human Resources 
325 North Salisbury Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603
            (919) 733-7011      
E-mail: jbaggett@dhr.state.nc.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Lenore Behar, Chief
Child & Family Svcs. Section
Division of MH, DD & Substance Abuse Services
Department of Human Resources
325 North Salisbury Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603 
            (919) 733-0598      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Patricia Porter, Chief
Developmental Disability Services Section
Div. of MH, DD & Substance Abuse Services
Department of Human Resources
325 North Salisbury Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603 
            (919) 733-3654       
E-mail: pporter@dhr.state.nc.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Holly Riddle, Executive Director 
NC Council on DD
1508 Western Blvd. 
Raleigh, NC 27606
            (919) 733-6566      
E-mail: hriddle@dhr.state.nc.us

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Allen Perry, Director
Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities 
Bryan Building
2113 Cameron Street, Suite 218
Raleigh, NC 27605 
            (919) 733-9250      

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Kathy Brack, Director 
Client Assistance Program 
P.O. Box 26053 
Raleigh, NC 27611 
            (919) 733-6300       (V/TTY)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Thomas J. Vitaglione, Chief
Children and Youth Section, Dept. of Environment, Health, &
Natural Resources, Maternal & Child Health Division
P.O. Box 29597
1330 St. Mary’s Street
Raleigh, NC 27626-0597 
            (919) 733-7437       
E-mail: tom_vitaglione@mail.dehnr.state.nc.us

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

John DeLuca, Director
Div. of Svcs. for the Blind/Dept. of Human Resources 
309 Ashe Avenue 
Raleigh, NC 27606
            (919) 733-9822      
E-mail: jdeluca@dhr.state.nc.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Craig Greene, Director
Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Human Resources
319 Chapanoke Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27603
            (919) 773-2963      ;             (919) 773-2966       (TTY)
E-mail: sbell@dhr.state.nc.us

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Cecil Greene, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
P.O. Box 748
133 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27602
            (919) 833-9634      ;             (800) 377-1464       (in NC)
E-mail: BIAofNC@aol.com
URL: http://www.bianc.org

Cerebral Palsy 
Mr. Connie Cochran, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of NC 
P.O. Box 27707
Raleigh, NC 27611-7707 
            (919) 832-3787      

Epilepsy
Richard Gibbs, Executive Director
Epilepsy Association of NC
3001 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616-2817
            (919) 876-7788      ;             (800) 451-0694       (In NC) 

Learning Disabilities 
Learning Disabilities Association of NC
Box 3542 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
(919) 493-LDNC 

Mental Health 
John Tote, Executive Director 
Mental Health Association in NC 
3820 Bland Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609-6239 
            (919) 981-0740       
E-mail: johntote3@aol.com

NC Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
4904 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 152
Raleigh, NC 27606 
            (919) 851-0063      
            (800) 451-9682       (in NC)
E-mail: NCAM4U@aol.com

Mental Retardation 
Dave Richard, Executive Director 
The Arc of North Carolina
16 Rowan Street, P. O. Box 20545 
Raleigh, NC 27619 
            (919) 782-4632      ;             (800) 662-8706       

Speech and Hearing
G. Peyton Maynard, Executive Director
NC Speech, Hearing & Language Association 
P.O. Box 28359 
Raleigh, NC 27611-8359
            (919) 833-3984      

Spina Bifida 
Spina Bifida Association of North Carolina
6204 Butterfly Court
Fayetteville, NC 28306-9303
            (800) 847-2262       

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Adele Foschia, President 
Easter Seal Society of NC
2315 Myron Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
            (919) 783-8898      ;             (800) 662-7119       

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Melvin Levine, Director 
Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning 
CB# 7255
University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255 
            (919) 966-5171      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Ricki Cook, Director
North Carolina Assistive Technology Project
Department of Human Resources
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609-7322
            (919) 850-2787       (V/TTY);             (800) 852-0042      
E-mail: NCATP@mindspring.com

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION PROJECT

Connie Hawkins, Executive Director 
ECAC, Inc. (Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center)
P.O. Box 16 
Davidson, NC 28036 
            (704) 892-1321      (V/TTY);             (800) 962-6817       (In NC only)
E-mail: ECAC1@aol.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Family Support Network of North Carolina/
Central Directory of Resources
CB. #7340 
University of NC at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340 
            (919) 966-2841      ;             (800) 852-0042      
E-mail: cdr@med.unc.edu
URL: http://www.med.unc.edu/commedu/familysu

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Nellie Taylor, President
North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers
3501 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612-4934
            (919) 787-0534      ;             (800) 255-0417      


North Carolina Web
 

Community 
Charlotte’s Web 
North Carolina State and Local Government 
Self-Help Crime 
Citizens Against Violent Crime 

Consumer Protection  
North Carolina Consumer Council 

Disaster Relief  
American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter 
Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department 

Peace and Conflict Resolution  
North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence 

Safety 
Durham Search and Rescue 
North Carolina Search and Rescue Dog Association, Inc. 
 

Disability Information  
Arc of Stanly County 
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Special Olympics   
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina 
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 
Live Independently Networking Center 
North Carolina Wheelchair Athletes Foundation, Inc. St. Mark’s Inc. 
Special Olympics North Carolina Job Training and Workplace  
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 
Outer Banks Chapter of SCORE 
The Philanthropy Journal 
St. Mark’s Inc. 

Computers and Technology  
Charlotte’s Web 
NCexChange 

Children and Youth  
Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina 
 

Health 
Hospice for the Carolinas. 
Human Service Alliance 
North Carolina Alliance for the Mentally IllArt  
Center For Creative Arts 
Community Service (Volunteering)    
Hands On Charlotte 
North Carolina Puppy Raising for the Blind 
Raleigh Jaycees 
Volunteer Center Greensboro
 
Education  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Preservation Foundation 
Greensboro Education and Development Council Inc. Guilford PAGE 
Infinite Light Fellowship, Inc. 
North Carolina Department of Public Schools InfoWeb 
North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind 
Uptown Toastmasters 
Homelessness and Housing 
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReUse Center 
Raleigh Rescue Mission Hunger and Poverty    
Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County 

Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse    
Coalition for Drug Abuse Prevention 


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