April 2012 TelAbility/WATCH Newsletter
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April 20th, 2012


FREE TelAbility/WATCH Multipoint Training:
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Apr 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and May 3rd, 2012



What's the Big Idea?  Exploring the Human Brain 

Where: The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill
Dates above:  *NOTE:  the April 12th lecture begins one hour earlier  
Each 2 hour session costs $10 (or all 5 sessions for $30).  To register or read more about the sessions visit their website: http://www.fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/wbi/ 

April 7-8th, 2012


Family Camping 

The Family Fun Day is 12-5 on Saturday and is open to all families in NC with a family member on the spectrum. A $15 suggested donation per family.Feel free to sign up to spend the night with us as well, registration form found on our website.This is a great chance for your family to come to a safe, fun, happy place that is designed to meet the needs of folks on the spectrum.Check the camp section of the webpage to learn more about this and the rest of our year round programming!

RSVP is preferred for fun day and required for family camping

Location : Camp Royall, 250 Bill Ash Road, Moncure NC 27559
Contact : Lesley Fraser, lfraser@autismsociety-nc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Camp Royall, 250 Bill Ash Road, Moncure NC 27559

April 10th, 2012



Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Ave, Raleigh.
The Wake County LICC (www.wakelicc.org) is a collaborative group made up of families and professionals that serves families of children birth to five who have a developmental delay/disability, atypical development, or are at risk for these.  

April 10th, 2012



Mom's Night Out 

The meal is potluck and guests bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share.

Please contact the TDSN office at 919-803-0515 or email to RSVP so we know how large a table to request.

* Babies are always welcome! *


April 11th, 2012



Coffee, tea, and connections the 2nd Wednesday of every month between the hours of 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 3800 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. You are welcome to come for part or all of the time.

April 11th, 2012



Intentional Reading 

Teachers must act with knowledge and purpose to make sure young children acquire the skills and understanding they need to succeed. Intentional teachers keep in mind the key goals for children's learning and development in all domains by creating supportive environments, planning curriculum, and selecting from a variety of teaching strategies that best promote each child's thinking and developmental skills. Participants will reflect on their practices and ways to make their strategies more intentional.
Instructor: Kim Hughes
Fee: $16
Topic Areas: 1-9
Contact mcrawley@wcpss.net fore more information, or click here to register  

April 12th, 2012



Capes in the Classroom:  Superhero Play  

Participants will find out why children use this type of play: to explore the use of power, be adventurous, and answer big questions. They will also discover why children are so attracted to this type of play and ways teachers can address adults' concerns about superhero play.
Instructor: Caroline Tatum-Carter
Fee: $16
Topic Areas: 1-5, 7-9
Contact mcrawley@wcpss.net fore more information, or click here to register  

Apr 14th, 2012



WORKSHOP:  Brain and Behavior 

What is the link?  Learn how you can influence your child's brain and behavior.
7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh
There is no cost to attend these workshops.  Pre-registration is required.  Please visit www.ncparentconsultants.com for more information and to enroll, or call
(919) 336-5407 

April 19th, 2012



Bullies in the Preschool Classroom:  Helping Little Kids Find Their Big Voice 

Even very young children are affected by classroom bullying and teasing. In this workshop you will discover effective, intentional strategies to use with both bullies and victims and learn strategies to share with parents.
This class will be held at St. Philip Lutheran Preschool, 7304 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh
Instructor: John Panepinto
Fee: $16
Topic Areas: 1,3-5, 7-9
Contact mcrawley@wcpss.net fore more information, or click here to register  

April 19th, 2012



After the Diagnosis:  Get Answers, get help, get going! 

Is your child newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder? We will give an overview of autism and share resources for your family to consider on this journey. This informational workshop offers parents of recently diagnosed children support, comfort and general information on Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as information on local, state and national resources. Join us for coffee. We've got lots to pass along to you!

Location : ASNC Conference Room, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 27605
Contact : Nancy LaCross nlacross@autismsociety-nc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tali Denton tdenton@autismsociety-nc.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call them at 743-0204.

Apr 19, 2012



Family Fun Night 

Where:  201 East Hargett St. Raleigh 
Experience Marbles in a calmer, quieter environment!  Family Fun Night is free and exclusively for children with special needs and their families.  Please call (919) 834-4040 for more information

April 19th, 2012



D.A.D.S. Meeting 

Topics vary from month to month.

Please contact the TDSN office at (919) 803-0515 to RSVP or get directions to his home or for more information.

April 20th, 5pm-22nd, 11am  


Mini Camp 

Mini Camp Weekends provide an outdoor camp experience for people on the autism spectrum of all ages as well as a weekend of respite for families. Respite care is available only to those individuals who are still living at home, regardless of age.Please visit our camp section of the website to learn more info about the program and find a registration form.

Location :
Camp Royall, 250 Bill Ash Road, Moncure NC 27559 
Contact :
Lesley Fraser,

April 20th, 2012



Prents Luncheon  

JD's Tavern, 800 W. Williams Street, Apex. Child care will not be provided. Please RSVP by 4/19/12 to Jodi at  (919) 662-4600, ext. 257 or jodi@familysupportonline.org.

April 20th, 2012



Bookstore Open House & Book Signing with Ann Palmer
The ASNC Bookstore will be hosting an Open House and Book Signing with Ann Palmer, author of A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism.

Explaining the diagnosis and characteristics of ASD, this helpful guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents and each member of the family are likely to go through after a child is diagnosed.

Ann is the author of Realizing the College Dream with Autism and Asperger Syndrome and Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum.
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 27605

Apr 21st, 2012



Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents 

Where: Southern Regional AHEC Gerald A. Strand Auditorium.  1601 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC
Saturdsy April 21st
8:30am - Registration
9am - Sessions begin
This one day workshop will focus on the unique issues facing the pediatric population in regards to sleep disorders; etiology, interventions, evaluations, common disorders and special situations.
To be directed to the flyer and registration form, please click here.  For more information please contact the Southern Regional AHEC office at (910) 678-7226 

April 21st, 2012



Family Fun Day! 

Where: NC Zoo in Asheboro
Meet at the Knightdale United Methodist Church by 8:30 a.m. to load the bus for a trip to the NC Zoo in Asheboro. Cost is $15 per person. Sign up no later than Saturday, April 14th if you plan to attend this event. Space is limited.
To register contact Roxanne @ 919-366-9589, Mary @ 919-873-1631, email Blessings202@yahoo.com or register online at www.specialblessinginc.net.

Apr 21st, 2012



Where:  Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh (map)
Description:  An information group for persons interested in residential options for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as how to create a fulfilling life once launched. Meetings are free and light refreshments will be available. No reservation necessary. For more information contact Kathy Honeyman at honeymank@earthlink.net.

April 21st, 2012


Where: Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave, Raleigh 
Fun and games, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Petting Zoo, Crafts, Prizes, Music and Entertainment. The event is free. For more information contact Brooks Avenue Church of Christ at 919-821-2400. 

Apr 23rd-25th, 2012

Register now for the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. Help the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and join advocates and policy experts for two informative days devoted to public policy issues. Then take your message to Capitol Hill on the third day. www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org

April 24th, 2012



Dine Out for Down Syndrome at Ruby Tuesday 

Ruby Tuesday has invited TDSN to particpate in their GiveBack program in 2012 by hosting monthly Dine Out for Down Syndrome nights at their restaurants to benefit TDSN.

20% of your bill will be credited to the fundraiser if you present the flyer with the event code on it.  These events will be held on the last Tuesday of each month except for December when it will be held on the 18th.

Please visit here to download the flyer 


April 24th, 2012



Positive Discipline:  Firmness and Limit Setting 

For families with children 3-6 years of age.
Tired of tantrums? Weary of whining? Kids not listening? In this three-session workshop series on the foundations of positive discipline, parents will learn how to develop a firm, effective limit setting style, follow through with choices and consequences and prevent misbehavior before it starts. The workshop series includes lectures, discussions and reading assignments. A workbook is provided.

Instructor: Val Wilson & Lynne Johnston
Location: Project Enlightenment
Fee: $52/person, $72/couple 
For more information please contact mcrawley@wcpss.net, or click here to register

April 25th, 2012



A Guided Observation of the Family Literacy Classroom  

Guided observations are designed for teachers of three- to five-year-olds. Participants observe and discuss best practices in one of two Project Enlightenment inclusion classrooms serving four-year-olds. Some of the "best practices" participants can observe are: literacy-rich environments, caring communities in action, positive guidance strategies, and respectful teacher/child interactions.
Fee: $20
Topic Areas: 1-9
Contact mcrawley@wcpss.net fore more information, or click here to register  

April 26th, 2012



Taming the Paper Monster:  Organizing your IEP Notebook 

Learn how to write measurable goals for your child's IEP and how to create an organized IEP notebook to manage all those important papers. Join us and see how you can be an Informed Effective Parent for your child's IEP!
Location : ASNC Conference Room, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 27605
Contact : Nancy LaCross nlacross@autismsociety-nc.org or Tali Denton tdenton@autismsociety-nc.org or call them at 743-0204.

April 28th, 2012



New Member Social! 

Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal), 125 Hillsborough St. Raleigh.
This is one of our several meetings held each year for new parents, newly-relocated families and others who have recently affiliated with the group.

"Veteran" Parents! Please come welcome the new families into the group and share your experience and knowledge of resources in the area!
Childcare will be provided but only by reservation for the safety of all the children.  Please RSVP to the office at (919) 803-0515 with the number of children and their ages no later than the Tuesday before the meeting 
MAY 19, 2012


Be sure to register to run, walk or roll around the scenic lake at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, or stroll through our Community Expo where you will find special needs resources galore!
Visit the RWR website at:
to register or donate
We look forward to seeing everyone there!


June 9th, 2012


2012 Inclusion Symposium

White Rock Church, 3400 Fayetteville Rd, Durham.
The Inclusion Symposium is a

one-day training event that
aligns with our vision of creating communities in which all children and youth have equal access to the full range of educational and recreational opportunities available.
Space is limited to 4 people from each child care center or recreational program.
Registration begins in April.  Please call Jenna Tarleton at (919) 630-3178, or by email at jtarleton@communitypartnerships.o
rg for more information
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2012 Run, Walk & Roll 
Scarlet Virginia

Scarlet Virginia is a four piece folk rock band out of Raleigh, NC. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lindsey Collins comes from a background of Celtic and traditional folk, while violinist Katharine Liang hails from a classical background. Bassist Ben Halliday brings his rock influence to the group, and drummer and percussionist Kyle Duppstatd adds a Latin and jazz twist.
The result of this mixture is an organic and diverse acoustic based collection of tunes that are both inspiring and haunting.
 Scarlet Virginia currently plays live in the Triangle and beyond. Their first official EP release, "By Lamplight" is available on iTunes and at their shows. They plan to start work on their first full studio album later this year.
To learn more about this fabulous band and to listen to a sampling of their music, please visit their website at http://www.scarletvirginia.com/index.html

The deadline for registering as an Exhibitor in the Community Expo is April 27th, 2012. 
You can register online at
or contact Stephanie at
sorourke@med.unc.edu for more information! 
TelAbility/WATCH Upcoming Free Multipoint Trainings...  APRIL 
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April 20th, 2012, 1:00-2:30pm

Presented by  Ms.Karen Beaver, M.Ed. ITFS from Developmental Discoveries   

     Ms. Karen Beavers, will repeat her presentation on RDI therapy from October 2011.   RDI is a home-based, parent-led program in which parents are taught how to re-establish the guided participation relationship with their child.  A broad overview of RDI treatment methods will be discussed.  Specific strategies will be shared to enhance joint attention when working with young children who have autism spectrum disorders.  Even though these strategies are targeted at children on the autism spectrum, they are also useful strategies to use with all young children to enhance shared interactions. 


An invitation to register for this workshop will be sent out via the listserv when registration opens. 

1.5 Infant Toddler credits will be awarded for each of these sessions.


There are many events happening throughout North Carolina to help increase awareness of autism in the community. Check the calendar of events on the Autism Society of North Carolina website here.
ASNC has resources for you to help spread awareness: free publications that you can download off of the website, books and DVDs that can be purchased through the bookstore, and apparel and other items that can be found at the Awareness Store. They also offer free Safe in the Community kits. These kits include window decals, personal ID cards, and information sheets for 911 centers, first responders, and other caregivers. Request your kit by emailing Brooke Tonkin or calling 800-442-2762, ext 1112.
Article of Interest...
Minority Kids Diagnosed with Autism Later 
Published:  Feb 29th, 2012 UPI.com 
BALTIMORE, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Autism does not differ across racial and ethnic groups, but U.S. researchers found some minority children were less likely to receive an early diagnosis.

Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, investigated whether the symptoms of autism in toddlers play a role in this disparity in diagnosis as part of her work to improve access, education and outreach to minority communities.

Landa and colleagues examined development in 84 toddlers with autism spectrum disorders at an average 26-28 months of age using three standardized instruments that evaluate child development. Children were evaluated by their caregivers using the Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Caregiver Questionnaire and by research clinicians using the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic.

"We found the toddlers in the minority group were significantly further behind than the non-minority group in development of language and motor skills and showed more severe autism symptoms in their communication abilities," Landa said in a statement. "It's really troubling when we look at these data alongside diagnosis

statistics because they suggest that children in need of early detection and intervention are not getting it."

The study was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 
Of Interest ...

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Camp MusArt

Camp MusArt at 616 West Chatham in Apex is now taking registrations for full week campers all the way into July! Please remember to register early as the spaces are limited and filling up very fast!! They are very excited to be offering DOUBLE BASS to their program now.  For more information please call (919) 267-5509 or visit the link above. 


The Aspen Center - Upcoming Programs



The Apen Center is currently enrolling for:  

Seedlings program which is a specialized preschool for children with Down syndrome.   
2012-13 Building BLOCKS
preschool school year 
2012-13 Transitional K class 
2012 summer camps 
Open house on March 9th from 8:30-12:00 @The Aspen Center for tours and more information regarding the different programs.  Call for more information 919-981-6588 or see our website at www.aspencenter.net.

TEACCH Lunchtime Learning Series - Strategies for Young Children with Autism

Presented by Susan Boswell, M.Ed. & Ron Faulkner M.Ed. of the Chapel Hill TEACCH Center Early Intervention & Preschool Programs

Dates and Topics: 

            A.  Tuesday, April 10: Positive Routines for Learning & Transitions

            B.  Tuesday, April 24: Expressive Communication

            C.  Tuesday, May 8: Play & Social Engagement

            D.  Tuesday, May 22: Behavior Management


Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm

Where:  Raleigh CDSA Office:  319 Chapanoke Road, suite 101, Raleigh

How To Register:  Make checks payabe to Chapel Hill TEACCH Center and mail to Ruth Thomson, MHSA - Workshop Coordinator, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, CB#6305, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-6305 

These sessions will focus on practical strategies.  

IT Credits will be provided.   

If you have any questions, please email Ruth Thomson at ruth_thomson@med.unc.edu 


Capitol City Speech Therapy Summer Programs www.capitolcityspeechtherapy.com   

July 9-27  "Power Packed Vocabulary Development"  

for 3-5 yr. olds Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9-11:45     

July 9-30 "Fun With Reading"
for 2nd & 3rd graders Mondays only from 1:00-2:00 pm 


July 5-26 "Reading For Meaning"
for 3-5 yr. olds  Thursdays July 5 & 12 from 9:45-10:45                           Thursdays July 19 & 26 from 2:00-3:00

(Movement And Gestures Improve Communication)  Upcoming 2012-2013 Preschool Program  A total learning program for children ages 3-5 years old designed to enhance your child's social, emotional and intellectual growthMore information and pricing can be found by visiting their website (above) or by calling (919) 577-6807.       

The Tammy Lynn Center



The Tammy Lynn Center announces the start of BUILDING BLOCKS PLAY GROUP which offers children 18mos-3years weekly opportunities to interact with other children of all abilities as they learn, practice, and strengthen play and social skills.  Please call Robin Brooks at (919) 755-2688 for more information.


My Gym Fitness Center  

will be offering a class for the special needs community! My Gym serves all ages and is very excited to begin this wonderful opportunity, as there are so few classes such as these in our area. There are employees with experience with the special needs population who work at the gym, which will help this class to be a great success for the children! Please email or call for more information.


My Gym:
9650 Strickland Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615


Jill Powell Summer Fun for Children with Special Needs

Jill Powell has been working with individuals with special needs for the past 11 years.  She currently teaches a self-contained autistic class.  She has worked with children and adults with special needs in a variety of recreational settings, including directing summer camps, teaching classes, chaperoning field trips and outings, and assisted with developing an inclusive playground design.  She graduated from ECU with a BS in Health Education and has her teaching certificate in special education.


Get out of the house and have some fun!  Join Jill for structured, social fun, while exploring new topics and skills.  These classes are specially designed for participants with special needs.   
Check out the classes Jill will be offering this summer (attached flyer) 
****Please be aware that days and times vary from class to class.****
Questions?  Interested in signing up?  Contact Jill Powell at jillpc@bellsouth.net or 919-302-6028.


Colonial Baptist Church - Special Needs Sports Ministry

The "Special Needs Sports Ministry" spring season is for children ranging from 5 to 12 years old. The gym is reserved for 6 Saturday mornings (9am- noon) in April & May (4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/19, and 5/26) to play soccer or T-Ball.  
The fee to participate in this league will be $25 (jerseys and end-of-season trophies will be provided). While we need parent coaches to register to coach/volunteer, we will also have various "buddies" helping. If you know of someone wanting to help, please direct them to the below coach/volunteer registration. We will have a "coaches meeting" on March 29th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Family Center building, second floor, room 201, to go over all the particulars of the league. Please make every effort to attend this coaches/volunteer meeting.
For more information, please call the church at (919) 233-9100 x 1563, or visit their website above.


Spoken Language Facilitation Workshop  
Lee County will host a Spoken Language Facilitation Workshop!  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 4th from 9am-3:30pm at the Lee County Board of Education, at 106 Gordon Street in Sanford.
The workshop will be presented by Aubrey Quinlan, Program Specialist with the Sensory Support and Assistive Technology Section through the Exceptional Children's' Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction.  There is no cost for the workshop.
Information taught in the workshop will include the following topics:
Typical Development of Language, Vocabulary, and Audition

Roles and Responsibilities of the Spoken Language Facilitator

Strategies for Facilitating Language
Participants will receive 0.6 CEU credits.
Please register directly with Aubrey Quinblan by e-mailing Aubrey.Quinlan@dpi.nc.gov.  A confirmation e-mail will be sent to all participants.  This workshop will be open to 30 participants.
Parent Resources...

The listings below are intended for informational purposes only.  TelAbility does not endorse any agency or organization. 


Art Therapy Institute (ATI) 

ATI brings art therapy to people in the community where they are every day - in public schools, hospitals, and community programs. The Institute's mission is to enhance the outreach work they do as mental health clinicians and improve access to mental health services in the community. By approaching mental health issues globally and by sharing the healing components of the arts, the Institute provides support for many people and prevents more intensive interventions. The Institute brings art therapy to their clients instead of having clients come to them. This enables the Institute to provide art therapy to diverse populations, especially the under-served, in a myriad of settings.  The Art Therapy Institute is located in Durham.  To learn more please call (919) 381-6068, or visit their website here.   
Does Your Child Have Dreams of Dancing?     
Dancing can improve body awareness, increase self-esteem and flexibility, as well as promote healthy emotional expression and positive social interaction with peers.
Jennifer Pegram, a dancer since the age of 14 and certified Special Educator, is proud to offer private and semi-private dance classes to children with special needs in Cary and surrounding areas. Mrs. Pegram studied integrated dance with Verlezza Dance, a professional company located in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and uses her personal experience with Cerebral Palsy to bring dance opportunities to young people who might not otherwise have the chance to try. Enrollment is limited. For more information, please contact Jennifer at (919) 924-2659 or clevelandreams@aol.com. Academic tutoring is also offered. 
Hope to see you in dance class!


National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability


CWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities. Their partners - experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development - strive to ensure you will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available.

Guideposts for Success:  Family Involvement & Supports   


Wake County Cerebral Palsy Support Group 

A way for parents to share, laugh, and cry with others who can identify with the daily joys and struggles by talking, using social media, and having family outings as needed.

The group is not limited to the diagnosis of CP.  For more information, contact Shannon at (919) 610-9500 or by email at wakecpparents@gmail.com


Project Enlightenment


Project Enlightenment offers a host of helpful resources and services for teachers and parents of young children birth through kindergarten. Come by and check out the resources in the Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC), call about their services (919-856-7774) or visit their website at www.projectenlightenment.wcpss.net.
You can access our library catalog from your computer. Just follow the simple directions listed below.
To access the Library Catalog:
1.      Go to the Project Enlightenment website at www.projectenlightenment.wcpss.net
2.      Look under Highlights.
3.      Click on destiny.wcpss.net.
4.      Select Project Enlightenment.
5.      This will take you to our catalog.
6.      You may search for any book.   


Developmental Therapy Associates  


DTA's website now as an "Ask a Therapist" section - If you have a question to ask of an Occupational or Speech Therapist, here is your chance!


DTA also has intensive therapy opportunities for year-round track out such as Handwriting Intensives, Articulation Boot Camp and Auditory Integration Training.   

Please visit their website at the link above for more information. 


Carolina Parent's 2011-12 Family Guide to Special Needs Resources in the Triangle...

Is now available online at:

Carolina Mobility & Seating 


Specializing in pediatric mobility and seating.  Carolina Mobility and Seating serves Eastern and Central North Carolina.  They supply manual and power wheelchairs, positioning strollers, seating and positioning systems, standing aids, walking aids, bath and toiletry, and many other items.  

They are also a certified repair center with professionally trained technicians and an extensive parts inventory. 



Building Bridges


(919) 850-2440 

Dr. Alisha Davis offers the Building Bridges program which combines specific chiropractic care, neurointegrative exercises and nutritional modifications designed to improve a child's nervous system function, and bridge the gap between the brain and the body.

Level Four Pediatric Cranial Designs


A full service orthotic and prosthetic clinic, including use of the Starscanner for cranial remolding orthoses.  For more information, please visit their website at http://www.levelfour.us.com/.


SmartEd Services

TAP*it technology

SmartEd works with schools providing classroom technology designed to provide accessibility to all students.  TAP*it allows for a stimulating learning environment using multiple senses no matter the ability level of the student.  Please click here for more information about this technology.


Social Skills Resources for Parents and Teachers

brought to you through Project Enlightenment

For a comprehensive list of resources available, please click here, or visit Project Enlightenment's website.


Shining Stars Pediatric Therapy Services

Move to Learn Program

Move to Learn is a drop off program instructed by a licensed Occupational Therapist and is a language based group for children between the ages of 2 and 4.  Focusing on the principles of sensory integration, each themed session will address motor, language, sensory, cognitive, social and emotional skills through music, movement, and hands on activities.  For compete details and dates, please click here.


Capitol City Speech Therapy


Mom's Morning Out

Need to get some grocery shopping done?  Capitol City Speech Therapy is here to help!

Capitol City Speech Therapy will be offering a Mom's Morning Out on Fridays from 9:00 - 11:00.  Bring your kids between the ages of 18 months and five years to our office on 141 Main Street, Fuquay Varina ready for two hours of crafts, story times, games and tons of fun.  A charge of $10.00 per child will be accepted upon arrival. Space is limited to eight children per Friday so please call ahead for reservations!

For more information, please click here.  

Playtime Developmental Enrichment Groups:   

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:45-10:45 for ages 18 months to 3 years.


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.   

Parent Education Programs include:

The NC Parent Training and Information (PTI)

The NC Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

The NC Family-to-Family Health Information Center (HIC)

NC State Improvement Project

Behavior and Reading Improvement Center (BRIC)

Bridging the Gap

For more information, please visit ECAC's website at the link above.

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