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NEW!!! Click here to access a list of all reference materials available FREE to DSNOCC families through our lending library: DSNOCC Lending Library Reference List
Good Times in Onslow for Special Needs, Inc. – Sponsors FREE dances for individuals with special needs ages middle school – adult; 2nd Friday of each month from 6:30-9:30pm; First Christian Church Fellowship Hall; 900 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville. Contact Lorna at 910.346.3744.
CoastalCareNC (formerly Onslow Carteret Behavioral Health Services)
PARENTSS (Positive Action for Recreational & Educational Needs of Today’s Special Students) Provides opportunities for adaptive bowling, softball, t-ball leagues; support meetings; holiday parties. Membership if FREE. Contact: Jennie Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Carolina Resources:
Cherith Cottage: A private cottage for caregivers offering FREE overnight respite, located outside of Charlotte, NC. No kids. Breakfast & dinner provided. For more information call 704.238.0585 or email email@example.com
AMBUCS AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles
AWAARE – Working to prevent wandering incidents & deaths in the autism community (this also applies to the Ds community!) Download your Big Red Safety Toolkit TODAY!
Center for School, College, and Career Resources. Support for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: College programs, funding, and other key resources to ensure success
Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children – One of 17 divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children, this organization supports policies and practices that support families and enhance development in especially young children with disabilities and learning delays.
Down Syndrome Pregnancy – NEW RESOURCE!
Ed Pubs – A serachable database of the US Department of Education’s online catalog of free publications
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database – Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Department of Education, this is a FREE online digital library of journal and non-journal education literature.
Homeschooling Children with Down Syndrome – FREE e-book
International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association – Offers support and resources to families of and individuals with mosaic Down syndrome through the lifespan
Medline Plus: Health Topics – Down Syndrome – An overview an dlist of resources on Down syndrome and prenatal testing from Medline Plus, a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health
National Society of Genetic Counselors – Find members of NSGC through the Find a Genetic Counselor search function!
Specs 4 Us – Can’t find glasses to properly fit your child with Down syndrome? Look no further! Office Park Eye Center in Jacksonville now carries these special frames! Phone: 910-355-3937. Ask for Pam Hughes.
Woodbine House Publishing Books & DVDs on disabilities for parents, children, teachers, and professionals
Wrightslaw Special Education Advocacy – Check out this awesome website for information and resources for your next IEP meeting.
Would you like to learn American Sign Language (ASL)? If you have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing who is under 36 months of age, click here to get free access to an innovative on-line curriculum to learn ASL.