Developmental Disability and Special Needs Services

Alleghany Developmental Day Program

We are a Developmental Day School offering services to children with special needs as well as typically developing children.

Alliance Bible Fellowship

Respite events are for children or adults with special needs and siblings. There is pet therapy, a music room, large motor area, sensory room, crafts, café for parents and more! Joy prom is the...

AppHealthCare Appalachian District Health Department

Clinics offered include: General (communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, overseas immunizations, child immunizations); Pediatric; Maternity; Family Planning; WIC; TB; Primary Care Medical...

Ashe County Transportation Authority

Ashe County Transportation Authority is community transportation designed to meet your transportation needs. If your needs require handling personal assistive devices i.e. wheel chair, walker, etc., we...

Ashe Developmental Day School

Five Star Day Care; Physical and Speech Therapy; Occupational Therapy. Transportation, field trips, meals, certified teacher, infant specialist. In house afterschool for school-age children.

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Asheville TEACCH Center

Consultation and instruction for parents in working with children who have learning or developmental disabilities associated with autism; information and referral to appropriate agencies; diagnostic...

ASU Charles and Geneva Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic

The Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic, a non-profit organization, is a unit in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of...

Autism Society of North Carolina-High Country Chapter

Autism Support Group and Autism Society of NC-Our organization works to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism through advocacy, training and education, and direct...

Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina

Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina offers residential placement and prevention services to help children and families overcome problems and challenges. BCH provides services in 19 communities...

Barium Springs Home for Children

Barium Springs serves North Carolina's children and families by providing a caring place to live for abused or neglected children, early childhood development for low income families, counseling services...

Camp Crinkleroot

 Camp Crinkleroot  is a free respite daycamp for children ages 8-14 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The camp is sponsored by Appalachian’s Institute for Health and Human Services....

Camp Lakey Gap, at Christmount

Located on a beautiful 600-acre campus in Black Mountain, NC, Camp Lakey Gap (CLG) is a uniquely structured environment serving individuals ages 4 to adult on the autism specturm, regardless of the degree...

Camp Sky Ranch Events

Hosting events for weddings, church retreats, youth group activities, family reunions, picnics, and day camps.

Camp Sunshine, at Christmount

This is a special camp for high-functioning adults with special needs (sometimes referred to as cognitively challenged), 18 and over. It is a week of fun, fellowship, recreation, crafts, singing, swimming...

Children's Developmental Services Agency ( CDSA) of the Blue Ridge

CDSA BR is a state agency serving children from birth to 3  years with suspected or diagnosed developmental disabilities. CDSA staff  provides multidisciplinary assessments and works with...

Disability Rights North Carolina

Provides information regarding the Social Security Disability Program & SSI; representation of clients with disabilities; public education and training on issues affecting people with disabilities....

Duke University School of Medicine-Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and management of speech and hearing disorders. Services are provided to infants, children,...

Elon Homes for Children

The Division of Speech Pathology and Audiology provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and management of speech and hearing disorders. Services are provided to infants, children,...

Exceptional Children's Assistance Center

ECAC is a private non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children with disabilities. ECAC affirms the right of all...

Family Support Network of North Carolina

Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs. Families are in a unique position to offer information and support to other...

Family Support Network of Western North Carolina

Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs. Families are in a unique position to offer information and support to other...

Grandfather Academy

The mission of Grandfather Academy is to provide special educational opportunities for students who have been estranged by emotional, sexual or other abuse. Grandfather Academy is a North Carolina public...

High Country Families on the Spectrum

A support group for loved ones on the Autism Spectrum or in the broader Autism phenotype.

Home Care Management

Mental Health Services: Community Support (for Adults and Children), Comprehensive Clinical Assessments/Diagnostic Assessments, Specialized School-based Behavioral services CAP/MR-DD Services: Supported...

Institute of Health and Human Services at Appalachian State University and UNC TEACCH

Provides multidisciplinary diagnostic services for the autism spectrum in Watauga and surrounding counties. The evaluation process is designed to describe the nature and extent of strengths and weaknesses...

Intermountain Children's Services, Inc.- Intermountain Head Start

Education, Parent Involvement, Social Services, Services to the disabled, Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, Counseling, Transportation, Parenting Classes

J.Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

The Communication Department at JIRDC consists of eight speech language pathologists and a contract audiologist. Staff provide communication assessment, interventions planning, consultation and technical...

KAMPN

KAMPN's (Kids with Autism Making Progress in Nature) mission is to provide an option rarely available for families having children with autism to experience activities in nature at Camp Cogger.

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Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC)

Recognizing the crucial benefits of early intervention for young children and their families, the LICC of Watauga County is a community based advisory group for the implementation of an interagency system...

New Life Mobility Assistance

The concept behind New Life Mobility Assistance Dogs was born, not only to rescue shelter dogs and give them a new lease on life, but to give their recipient a new life. A life that will no longer have to...

North Carolina Central Cancer Registry

The Central Cancer Registry (CCR) collects, processes, and analyzes data on all cancer cases diagnosed among North Carolina residents. All health care providers are required by law to report cases to the...

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

 The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular...

North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation

Evaluation; physical restoration; training; vocational guidance and counseling; job placement.

Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country (FSN-HC)

We provide information and support for families who have a premature infant, a child with a disability or chronic illness, or a family who has experienced the death of their child. We can match a family...

Preschool Intervention Program

Itinerant specialized instruction for special needs children in homes, childcare centers and preschools, and local schools. Services include speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy....

Project Recreation

Project Recreation, led by the Recreation Management Association, serves the independent recreation needs of area youth and developmentally-disabled adults each semester. ASU students are matched with...

Rainbow Center for Children

We provide five - 24 hour, residential group homes for children who are abused, neglected, dependent, undisciplined and/or delinquent. All programs use the Teaching Family Treatment model. Services...

RHA Health Services, Inc.

 RHA is a leading non-profit provider of services and supports for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. RHA Health Services, Inc services include supported living, vocational and...

Special Olympics (Watauga County Parks and Rec)

Every spring, the Watauga County Special Olympics program invites athletes from the High Country for a countywide or regional competition that brings scores of local athletes to this premier event. With...

TASK (Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids)

TASK is an array of services that provides evidence-informed treatment for youth who have committed offenses and require sexual harm specific treatment

The Children's Home

The Children's Home, Inc. has cared for children, families, and individuals in need for nearly 100 years. With campuses in Winston Salem and Franklin, The Home has served Western North Carolina by being...

Thomas O. Eller Preschool Language Classroom

At the Preschool Language Classroom (PLC) at Appalachian State University, we are concerned about preschool-age children (2-5 years old) who have communication delays or disorders.

Children attend...

Unique Care, Inc.

Staffing for clients in need of in-home CAN care (bathing, meal prep, light housekeeping, assist with medications); Staffing for in-home chore workers (home management tasks); Staffing for private duty...

Vaya Health

Vaya Health, formerly Smoky Mountain Center works in partnership with a community of providers to ensure that a full range of services and supports are available close to home to individuals in need of...

Vocational Rehabilitation

VR offers five major services; Job Placement; Guidance and Counseling; Restoration; Training; and Post-Employment Support.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services provides counseling, training, education, transportation, job placement, assistive technology and other support services to those with physical,...

Watauga County CC4C

This is a voluntary participation program. It assists families in identifying their needs and in finding and obtaining services such as special therapies, day care or medical care to meet those needs. It...

Watauga County Center for Exceptional Children

The center is a part of Hardin Park Elementary School. Teachers, a speech therapist and a physical therapist, and physical education instructors all participate in this self-contained program to fit the...

Yellow Mountain Enterprises

Our mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of adults with disabilities by helping them become as independent as possible and to live in the least restrictive environment...