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National Resources

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)

A group that advocates for supported employment opportunities within the community.

The National Arc

An organization that advances public policy and legal advocacy on the national level.


An organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

A national self-advocacy group that works on projects which benefit individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The Center for Self-Determination American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 

An organization that promotes policies, research, and human rights for people with I/DD.

Easter Seals 

An organization that provides services including accessibility resources,employment & training, camping & recreation, transportation, and more.

Kids as Self Advocates (KASA)

An organization made up of kids and teens who are self-advocates.

College of Direct Support

A training resource for individuals who work with people with I/DD.

My Child Without Limits

A resource for parents that helps explain the I/DD community.

United Cerebral Palsy 

An organization that educates, advocates, and provides support services to ensure that individuals with I/DD have a full life.

Special Olympics 

A global movement that promotes inclusion and community through athletic events.

State Resources

NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA)

This division uses Medicaid funding and connections to improve health care for low-income residents of North Carolina.

NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

DHHS gives health-related funding to groups across the state.

NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

A group of people who decide which groups receive grant money for projects related to advocacy, opportunities, and change. They also provide some funding for I/DD conference expenses.

NC ABLE Account

A program run by the treasury department that allows individuals with I/DD to store money in a savings account while keeping Medicaid, SSI, and other supports.

TEACCH Autism Program

A program run by the University of North Carolina which creates services that can be used in communities enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)

An institute dedicated to providing clinical services to individuals with I/DD. They also have a project that promotes self-advocacy, self-determination, and inclusion.

Disability Rights NC

An organization that provides advocacy and legal services at no charge to people with disabilities throughout North Carolina.

The Arc of North Carolina

An advocacy organization that provides programs and services to individuals with I/DD.

First in Families

An organization that  helps people with disabilities and their families to believe in their dreams, achieve their goals and give back to others.


An organization that  provides leadership, training, technical support and advocacy concerning the benefits of hiring employees with disabilities in North Carolina.

NC LME/MCO Directory

Click on this link to find out about which LME/MCOs serve your area.

Autism resources

Seven Rockin’ Sensory Play Activities for Kids on the Spectrum

Ways to Help Your Child With Autism Fit In Socially

Sensory Friendly Birthday Party Activities for Children with Autism