March 2012 TelAbility/WATCH Newsletter
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March 9th, 2012


FREE TelAbility/WATCH Multipoint Training:
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March 23rd, 2012


FREE TelAbility/WATCH Multipoint Training:
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Mar 1st, 2012



4th Annual Special Education Open House

Where: Broughton High School, 723 St. Marys Street, Raleigh
Thursday, March 1st
6pm -- Doors open
7pm -- Introduction from Dr. Lisa Grillo, Asst. Superintendent of Special Education
7:30pm  --  Information Sessions begin 
Attend sessions on transitions, types of classrooms and programs, creative ways to invite inclusion into your school, etc..  Sessions include transition to preschool from early intervention as well as transition to elementary from preschool.   Please register to attend the session you want.
Get up to date information from support groups, recreation and leisure providers, after school/track-out programs and much more!
No childcare is available for this event.  We ask that you not bring children with you.
To Register go to:
For more information call 919-322-9254 or  email:

Mar 1, 2012




Creating Calmness During Crazy Times  

This class is for families with children ages 2 to 6.
Come to this innovative two-session workshop based on the lifework of Dr. Becky Bailey, educator and creator of the highly acclaimed research curriculum, "Conscious Discipline." Focus will be on ways that parents can establish effective patterns of communication and discipline in their families that are based on creating connections rather than on coercion. The second session of this workshop meets on March 8, 2012. 
Dates: March 1 and 8, 2012 
Registration Deadline: February 23, 2012 
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM 
Instructor: Elizabeth Worley 
Fee: $30/person, $45/couple.  For more information please click here 

March 2nd-4th, 2012


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,

March 3rd, 2012


Support Group Meeting

When: Sat, March 3, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
WhereChick-fil-A, 6711 Knightdale Blvd, Knightdale (map)
DescriptionSupport and Fellowship groups will be meeting to share experiences on raising special needs loved ones. Register by March 1st if you will be attending. To register contact Roxanne @ 919-366-9589, Mary @ 919-873-1631, email or register online at 

March 3rd, 2012

9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm 


Helping Shy, Anxious or Cautious Children Experience Success in Your Classroom 

In this two session workshop series participants will learn ways to engage children who are shy, cautious, or anxious. You will discover techniques to use to help these children be successful in your classroom.

Instructor: Edla Prevette
Fee: $40
Topic Areas: 1,3,4, 7-9
Contact fore more information, or click here to register 

March 3rd, 2012



Kindergarten Roundup:  Session 3, Placements & IEPs 

To register, call the office at (919) 803 0515 or email with your name, your phone number and your child's name and birthdate.

March 3rd - April 21st, 2012


Parent Training Course 

Please see posting to the right under "Of Interest" for complete details

March 6-7, 2012

St. Louis, MO
This is the only national conference focused on autism employment.  Presenters include national leaders in voc rehab and autism, corporate initiatives, new software, emerging business models, self-advocacy, transition, and workplace social skills.  Agendas, articles and registration can be found here 

Mar 7 & 8th, 2012


Let's All Play! 

Join the National Inclusion Project in Raleigh, NC on March 7-8 for training & resources on inclusive practices including serving families, building friendships, achieving positive behaviors, preventing & handling bullying, & creating accessible activities. This event is for all people who desire to ensure no child sits on the sidelines. To learn more, visit the National Inclusion Project's website: 

Mar 7 th, 2012



IEP Workshop Part I:  Building Success for Your Child at School 

This workshop covers the basics of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. It also teaches parents their rights under IDEA (the law). But more than teaches how to prepare and advocate for your school age child on the autism spectrum. Come 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 : Tali Denton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Nancy LaCross This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it call them at 743-0204.

Mar 9th, 2012


WORKSHOP:  Helping with Fears and Anxiety 

519 Keisler Dr., Ste 202, Cary, NC
Come learn strategies to help children with common worries become "worrisome"
There is no cost to attend these workshops.  Pre-registration is required.  Please visit for more information and to enroll, or call
(919) 336-5407 

March 13th, 2012



Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Ave, Raleigh.
The Wake County LICC ( 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.  

March 14th, 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.

March 14th, 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tali Denton This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call them at 743-0204.

March 14th, 2012



Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in the Early Childhood Classroom, Part I 

In this two session series participants will learn effective classroom management techniques to create an encouraging early childhood classroom environment. Learn about the importance of developing relationships with children and parents and how to create strategies for behavior management that help children become responsible classmates.
For CEU purposes please note that this is a 5 hour workshop series.

Wednesdays, March 14 and 21, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Instructor: Kim Hughes
Location: Project Enlightenment
Fee: $40 
For more information please contact, or click here to register

March 15th, 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.

March 15th, 2012



Navigating Services:

How to Get from Here to There 

This workshop gives an overview of the services that are offered through the county and/or state. There will be a discussion on the CAP-MR/DD waiver (Community Alternative Program for persons with Mental Retardation or other Developmental Disabilities), who qualifies, how it is administered and what services it entails. A broad overview of other services through the state, such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Crisis Services, is also covered. Presented by Linda Griffin.

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

March 17th, 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

March 17-18th, 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, 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

March 17th, 2012



Family Fun Day! 

When:  Sat, March 17, 10:15am - 12:00pm
Where:  Skate Ranch on Trawick Road in Raleigh (map)
Description:  Roller Skating at the Skate Ranch in Raleigh. Cost is $3.50 per person, includes skates. Parents are free. Register by March 15th if you plan to attend. To register contact Roxanne @ 919-366-9589, Mary @ 919-873-1631, email or register online at

March 19-20th, 2012


Coastal Pediatric Symposium in Wrightsville Beach  

The Coastal Pediatric Symposium (formerly Peds Talk) will have a CLINICAL FOCUS this year...primarily chronic diseases. Some of the topics to be included are: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children, ADHD, Hypertension and Obesity, Talking with Children with Chronic Diseases, Psychosocial Issues in Pediatric Chronic Illness, Down's Syndrome, Autism and others.   Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Nurse Practitioners, Physican's Assistants, and other interested healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend.
Monday March 19 8am-4:45pm
Tuesday March 20 8am-12:15pm
Holiday Inn Restort, 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC
For more information, pricing and to register, please click here.

March 19th, 2012



Mom's Night Out 

This Mom's Night Out will be held at Elmo's Diner in Durham because there was not a volunteer to host this night.  Feel free to drop by, even if just for a drink or appetizers, don't worry about being on time but do let us know if you'll be coming so we'll have room at the table!

776 9th St (off street parking available)
Durham, NC 27705
See the menu at:

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! **


March 21st, 2012



Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in the Early Childhood Classroom, Part II  

In this two session series participants will learn effective classroom management techniques to create an encouraging early childhood classroom environment. Learn about the importance of developing relationships with children and parents and how to create strategies for behavior management that help children become responsible classmates.
For CEU purposes please note that this is a 5 hour workshop series.

Wednesdays, March 14 and 21, 2012
Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
Instructor: Kim Hughes
Location: Project Enlightenment
Fee: $40 
For more information please contact, or click here to register

March 21at, 2012



Autism Awareness Night at the Carolina Hurricanes 

Join fellow supporters of the Autism Society of North Carolina for the Carolina Hurricanes v Florida Panthers game on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00pm. Enjoy big discounts on tickets & exciting family entertainment, and help the Autism Society of NC raise funds towards a great cause! For ticket information and pricing click on the form below: 


Location : PNC Arena (Formerly RBC Center)
Contact : Heather Hargrave - 919-865-5057 or 

March 27th, 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 


March 27th, 2012



Supporting Language Acquisition with English Language Learners 

Join us as we discover effective classroom strategies to use to help children who are English Language Learners. Learn about the stages children go through as they acquire a new language. Participants will also have the opportunity to make activities for their classrooms. A materials fee is included in the workshop fee.
For CEU purposes please note that this is a 2.5 hour workshop.

Instructor: Tulia Pascht
Fee: $25
Topic Areas: 2-4, 7-9
For more information please contact or click here to register.

March 30-31st, 2012

The conference will be held at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte.

This year, the largest autism gathering in North Carolina will focus on social communication and relationships- with perspectives from professionals, family members, and individuals on the spectrum.

For more information, please click here

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Online Registration is now open
 2012 Run, Walk & Roll

The official 2012 RWR website is up and running at   

We have simplified the registration and payment process!  As a sponsor or Community Expo exhibitor, if you wish to register and pay by credit card, you can now do so directly and securely through the RWR website. 
For information on sponsorship opportunities please click on "Sign Up to Sponsor", or email Stephanie at


     Again this year, both our 5K run & 1.3 mile walk/roll will include a loop around the picturesque lake at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre, while our Community Expo at the amphitheatre's beautiful Crescent Deck will host exhibitors who will offer information about products & services as well as activities for families & children with special needs.  Entertainers will keep us moving & dancing, a celebrity guest will be on hand to greet families, & there will be a variety of food & beverages available for sale.

 If you are interested in volunteering in either the pre-event planning or event day logistics, please email Nora Roehm or Stephanie O'Rourke   

We look forward to seeing you there!

TelAbility/WATCH Upcoming Free Multipoint Trainings...  MARCH
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March 9th, 2012, 1:00-2:30pm

Presented by  Ms. Irene Gauge of Loving Lessons 

Please join us on Friday March 9th to explore Sleep Issues in Childhood with Ms. Irene Gouge of Loving Lessons.  Ms. Gouge is a sleep coach and will be discussing the causes of sleep issues including sleep deprivation, night wakings & early rising, the link between sensory processing and sleep & the benefits of a sensory diet on sleep.        



March 23rd, 2012, 1:00-2:30pm

Presented by  Ms. Sarah Klein, MT-BC from Abilitations Children's Therapy and Wellness Center  

Ms. Sarah Klein, MT-BC from Abilitations Children's Therapy & Wellness Center will give a presentation on Music Therapy. Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapists assess clients' emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through musical responses. 


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

The North Carolina Infant Toddler Program's Federal Part C Grant Application & Proposed Policy Changes are Now Available for Public Review & Comment 
  • The public review period is February 10 - March 10
  • The public comment period is March 11 - April 9
  • Public hearings will take place:
    • In Raleigh on March 21, 4:30 -6:30 pm at 5605 Six Forks Rd. Building 3 in the Cardinal Room.
    • In Morganton, NC on March 29, 4-6pm at the NC School for the Deaf Chapel, 517 West Fleming Drive.
Public comment may be made by:
  • Email : 
  • Fax : Part C Coordinator at 919-870-4834; or
  • Letter: c/o Part C Coordinator, Early Intervention Branch, 1916 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1916.
  • Public hearings: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, Cardinal Room and Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm; 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton, NC, NC School for the Deaf Chapel Basement.
For more information visit the NC Early Intervention website: 
You can see the proposed changes at: 
Article of Interest...
Cognitive Development Stable for Low Birth Weight Infants
Strong correlation found between cognitive assessments at 2 years corrected age and at 5 years 

TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- For very low birth weight (VLBW) babies, there is good stability of cognitive development over time, with a strong correlation between assessments at 2 years of corrected age and at age 5, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in Pediatrics.

Petriina Munck, from the Turku University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues studied a regional cohort of 120 VLBW children born between 2001 and 2004 and assessed them using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Second Edition, at 2 years of corrected age, and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Revised at the age of 5 years. The Mental Development Index (MDI) and the full-scale IQ (FSIQ) were assessed in the VLBW cohort and compared with a group of 168 randomly selected healthy term control children born in the same hospital.   


Of Interest ...

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


The Carolina Center for ABA  

The Carolina Center for ABA is offering a parent training course beginning this Saturday, March 3rd, and continuing until April 21st. The sessions are from 9-11 and the cost is $100 total for all 8 sessions.The training will be held in our office at 1150 SE Maynard Rd.
To sign up, visit or call the office for assistance at 919-371-2848.

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

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 



Let's Connect - For Families of Children who have Special Needs

Parents/caregivers connecting to share ideas and strategies with each other.

Family Support Network and the Durham Local Interagency Coordinating Council Present:
Presentation: Introduction to Inclusion
Presenters from: Durham Inclusion Support Services, Durham Parks and Recreation and Durham Public Schools
Information and handouts on inclusion and summer options for children with special needs
Any parent or caregiver of a child with special needs is welcome to attend.
Registration Required 
Dinner * Playgroup  
Thursday, March 1st from 5:30 - 8:00
Grey Stone Baptist Church - Family Life Center on Fifteenth Street (behind the church)
2601 Hillsborough Rd., Durham

Capitol City Speech Therapy Summer Programs   

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 pm


Abilitations Children's Therapy 

Abilitations' next social skills group for ages 5-7 begins February 7th and runs through February 28th (Tuesday's) from 5:00-6:00pm.  Please see the attached flier for more information. 

Will also be offering a social skills group for teenagers beginning in March.  Please call (919) 844-6611 for more information, or stay tuned to TelAbility's listserv in February for the flier.

ABILITIES Indoor Soccer League winter co-ed session for ages 5-12 begins March 4th, running through April 22nd.   

Formed by Abilitations Children's Therapy, please visit their website link above, or contact Jennifer Mock or T.R. Goins at (919) 844-6611 for more information.


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 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.


ACCESS - Providence Baptist Church Special Needs Ministry


On February 11th, 2012, Access - the special needs ministry of Providence Baptist Church (6339 Glenwood Ave, 27612) - is offering FREE respite care for children (age 10 and under) with disabilities and their siblings. The FREE event - lasting from 4-7pm - will include music, crafts, games, and pizza. Their team includes professionals from the fields of special education, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy, as well as volunteers who have completed disability ministry training led by our Access Ministry team. To begin registration, go here: You will also need to fill out a couple of paper forms, which you'll download during registration. You do NOT have to attend Providence to participate.
Also, if you're ever interested in joining them on a Sunday morning, they offer trained one-on-one volunteers to include children with special needs in Sunday school classes (and a sensory break room, if needed), and Providence also has a vibrant community of adults with disabilities, including a Sunday morning class.
If you have any questions about respite or Sunday morning inclusion, contact Shannon Dingle, Access coordinator (, 395-1059).
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  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. 


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


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
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
2.      Look under Highlights.
3.      Click on
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


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.

Giving to TelAbility...

telability logoYou can recognize a child you serve, or a professional you admire by making a donation to TelAbility/WATCH on their behalf.

Send your gift, along with a few words about the child or professional to:


1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 202

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Checks can be made out to the UNC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Include "TelAbility" in the memo line.

Thank you!