Family Connections and Resources

Local Organizations Providing Services to Those on the Autism Spectrum and/or Their Families

ABLE Recreation (Adaptive Baseball League for the Exceptional)
contact: Melissa Shore, director
Phone: 828-964-9299

Autism Society of NC (ASNC) Appstate Campus Chapter
contact faculty advisors:
Sherry Street-Tobin
               Phone: 828-262-2185
Emily Lakey
               Phone: 828-262-7044

Autism Society of NC (ASNC) High Country Chapter

Beech Mountain Adaptive Ski & Ride

Camp Crinkleroot
Contact: Mary-Sheryl Horinne
Phone: 828-262-7557

The Children’s Playhouse
Location: 400 Tracy Circle
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 263-0011

College Compass at Caldwell Community College
Location of Watauga campus:
372 Community College Drive
PO Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-726-2275 (Caldwell) or 828-297-5253 (Watauga)

The LIFE Village
P.O. Box 8
Boone, NC 28607
Contact: Candace Lang
Phone: 919-880-1450

Local Special Olympics
994 Laurel Circle E
Deep Gap, NC  28618
Phone: 828-264-9511

Parent to Parent Family Support Network – High Country
Parent to Parent FSN-High Country
2359 Highway 105
Boone, North Carolina 28607
Phone: 828-262-6089

Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program
ASU Box 32179
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-262-8389

Special Needs Ministry, Alliance Bible Fellowship
Alliance Bible Fellowship (memo: Special Needs Ministry)
1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-8312

Spirit Ride
7156 NC Hwy 194 S
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Phone: 904-704-2244

Summit Support Services
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 381
Jefferson, NC 28640
Physical address:
514 McConnell St.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: 336-846-4491

Thomas O. Eller Preschool Language Classroom
Appalachian State University  (memo Preschool Language Classroom Scholarship)
Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite
Communication Disorders Clinic
400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6070

*Note: If you would like your service considered for inclusion on this list, please email Mary Sheryl Horine, Director of Community Outreach at the BCBS Institute for Health and Human Services at