NC Resources for Children with Autism

Do you know the local resources available in NC for children with Autism?


Advocacy for Children/Families

Arc of Wake County 401 Oberlin Road, Suite 225 Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 832-2660

*Provides information and referral to resources and supports in Wake County.

A Small Miracle, Inc. (919) 854-4400

*Offers comprehensive services for children and adults with autism and other special needs.

Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230 Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 743-0204

*Provides information and support for parents and professionals on a state-wide basis. Provides parent advocates.

Childcare Resource & Referral of Wake County 3901 Barret Drive Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 832-7175

*Assists parents in locating and selecting child care services.

Community Partnerships, Inc. 3522 Haworth Drive Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 781-3616

*Provides case management, parent training and resource assistance. Assists families in finding child care placements; Facilitates the development of children with disabilities in typical child care settings; provides therapy, training and service support for people with brain injury, assists individuals with selecting and securing jobs in the community.

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) P.O. Box 16 Davidson, NC 28036 (800) 962-6814 (919) 856-3181 (Locally)

*Supports exceptional children by being committed to improving their lives and education. Encourages parents to become active partners with professions in order to obtain needed services for their children.

Family Support Network of NC (FSN/NC) CB #7340, University of NC Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340 (800) TLC-0042

*Provides information and support for families of children with special needs state wide.

Family Support Network of Wake County 319 Chapanoke Road Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 662-4600

*Provides information and support for families of children with special needs.

Infoline 11100 Primeter Drive Morrisville, NC 27560 (919) 460-1811

*Offers free, confidential information and support through First Call, a service of United Way of Wake County.

Learning Disabilities Association of NC P.O. Box 3542 Chapel Hill, NC 27515 (919) 962-6817

*Provides support for persons with learning disabilities. Dedicated to advancing the education for individuals with learning disabilities.

Partnerships for Inclusion 521 South Greensboro Street, Suite 100, Carboro, NC 27510 (919) 962-7359

*Provides technical assistance to persons with disabilities birth to five years old, in community programs. It is a state-wide program that highlights issues and programs in early childhood inclusion.

Tammy Lynn CenterRespite Care Services 739 Chappell Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 832-3909

*Helps reduce family stress by providing temporary, intermittent and emergency relief for families needing child care. In-home and group respite care are available.

Wake County Health Department Child Service Coordination10 Sunnybrook Rd P.O. Box 14049 Raleigh, NC 27620-4049 (919) 250-4669

*Provides free case management services to families for children who are at risk for developmental or emotional disorders. Provides periodic developmental screenings, transportation and social support.

Wake County MR/DD/SAS P.O. Box 14128 Raleigh, NC 27620-4128 (919) 857-9110

*Provides information on obtaining additional assistance and care for your child up to 18 years old.

Wake County MH/DD/SAS 401 East Whittaker Mill Road Raleigh, NC 27608 (919) 857-9111

*Provides information on obtaining additional assistance and care for your child up to 18 years old.


Dentist specializing in children with special needs

Dr. Robert Moran and Dr. Richard Brooks  120 Preston Executive Drive  Suite 100, Cary, North Carolina  27513 office (919) 468-9775 

*Provides Dentistry for infants, children, young adults, and patients with special needs.


Triangle Compounding Pharmacy 550 New Waverly Place, Suite 110 – Cary, NC 27511 – (919) 858-0809

*Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by a physician, veterinarian or other legally authorized prescriber and prepared for an individual patient. They are prepared by a pharmacist to meet an individual’s unique needs as determined by the prescriber.

Education and treatment options

Creative Consultants, Inc. 1150 Southeast Maynard Road # 140 Cary, NC 27511 (919) 371-2848

*Provides consultation & tutoring for children with Autism and Autism related disorders.  Creative Consultants offers in-home and clinic-based services. Their clinic is designed to increase motivation for learning and provide a language enriched environment.

Developmental Evaluation Center (DEC) 319 Chapanoke Road, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 662-4600

*Assesses children from birth to five years old for developmental delays or disabilities at no charge.

Jordan Lake School of the Arts 1434 Farrington Road Apex, NC 27502 919-672-4281

*School for children on the autism spectrum and typical siblings. Arts based educational and sensory curriculum and mixed age classrooms provide a way for all children to actively participate within a supportive atmosphere. Offers a strong core curriculum based on nature and environmental science.

Mariposa School 203 Gregson Drive Cary, NC 27511 (919) 461-0600

*Provides one-on-one instruction to children with autism. Mariposa works with speech and language, occupational, behavioral and educational therapists to tailor and oversee each student’s program.

Meredith College – Autism Program 3800 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298 (919) 760-8080

*Offers behaviorally based, early intervention program for preschool children with autism

Project Enlightenment 501 S. Boylan Avenue Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 856-7774

*Provides services for parents and teachers, as well as an early childhood mental health program within the Wake County Public School System for children from birth through completion of kindergarten.

Tadpole (lending library) 205-G West E Street Butner, NC 27509 (919) 575-3093

*Provides books, adapted toys, switches, multi-sensory toy items on a library loan basis. There are no shipping, rental or return delivery fees.

Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped (TEACCH) 400 Roberson Street Carrboro, NC (919) 966-5156;  1418 Aversboro Road Garner, NC (919) 662-4625

*Evaluates individuals with autism spectrum disorders and provides a variety of services. Provides various support and consulting services for preschool ages up to adults (group home coordination).

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Special Education Services:

Preschool (ages 3 and 4): (919) 856-8162 Ages 5 and up: (919) 850-1605 Related services: (919) 850-1972 Special transportation: (919) 856-8070 Program Specialist – Autism: (919) 850-1839 Support Teacher: (919) 850-8961 Lead Speech Pathologist: (919) 850-1827

*Facilitates special education services for children with special needs.

Wake County Public Schools Advisory Council for Exceptional Needs Children 3600 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 481-2389

*Allows parents of children with special needs to meet with WCPSS Special program Staff to discuss events important to families and educators. Meets monthly.


Assistive Technology Project (NC) 1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 850-2787

*Provides information and referral on all areas of assistive technology including laws and advocacy. Raleigh demonstration center has devices available for trial use.

Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities (GACPD) (919) 733-9250

*Advocates for people with disabilities. Provides individual advocates, as well as information and referral services.

Legal Services of NC/Mental Health Unit P.O. Box 26807 Raleigh, NC 27611 (919) 856-2121

*Provides legal assistance and advice for low income individuals with mental handicaps. Cases limited to issues dealing with rights for persons with a mental disability.

Life Plan Trust P.O. Box 20545 Raleigh, NC 27619 (800) 662-8706 (919) 782-4632 Susan Hartley, Executive Director

*Provides information on planning for the future for persons with disabilities.

Recreation therapy

Danceurs Pine Crest Point Shopping Center 9101 Leesville Road, Suite 137 Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 872-3483

*Provides music and movement class for children 3 – 10 years old.

GRACE Greater Raleigh Autistic Children’s Enrichment, Contact Susan Belton at (919) 556-9460 or register online.

*Provides therapeutic horseback riding, family recreation and relaxation for families dealing with autism.

Helping Horse 12200 Shooting Club Road Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 848-0153

*Provides a safe, supportive equestrian program for persons with disabilities. It is nationally affiliated.

Raleigh Parks and Recreation Special Populations Division 2401 Wade Avenue Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 831-6845 (919) 831-6855 (Aquatics)

*Provides recreational programs for Wake County youth with special needs. Includes aquatics and summer camps.

YWCA – Oberlin Road Branch 1012 Oberlin Road Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 828-3205

*Provides Friday night fun events (dances, movies, bowling, etc.) for teens and adults with disabilities.

(Information obtained from the Wake County Autism Society;



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