Resources

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*For anyone in our servicing area who has received a prenatal diagnosis or who has an infant with Ds ( under 12 mos. old).

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

Local Resources:

Carteret County Partnership for Children

Carteret County Special Olympics

Creative Hands Occupational Therapy, Inc.

Creekside Recreational Therapy Services

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.

Improving Quality of Life in Our Community (IQuOLIOC)

JZ Mann Pediatric Therapy

Miracle Meadow Therapeutic Riding Center

Onslow ENT – Dr. Bolinger is a local ENT and parent of a child with Down syndrome!

CoastalCareNC (formerly Onslow Carteret Behavioral Health Services)

Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Onslow County Partnership for Children

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 jenniegray@embarqmail.com

Special Education Alliance (SEAL) of Eastern NC

Special Olympics of Onslow County

Speech 4 Kidz

Military Resources:

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Camp Lejeune

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), Cherry Point

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), New River

School Liaison, Camp Lejeune

School Liaison, Cherry Point

School Liaison, New River

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) 

North Carolina Resources:

A Life Worth Living 

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 cherithcottage@aol.com

Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte

Duke Comprehensive Down Syndrome Clinic

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)

North Carolina 2-1-1 United Way

North Carolina Early Intervention Infant-Toddler Program

North Carolina Medicaid Waiver Information

Pediatric Speech Pathology Clinic for Feeding & Swallowing Disorders

Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network (PDSSN)

Triangle Down Syndrome Network

UNC School of Medicine Sensory Experience Project

Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Association

Lindley Habilitation (Gold Level sponsor for the Buddy Walk)

National Resources:

The ARC

AMBUCS AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles

American Academy of Pediatrics – Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome – Print this out and give it to your pediatrician!

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!

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 Affiliates in Action

Down Syndrome Education International

Down Syndrome Pregnancy – NEW RESOURCE!

Down Syndrome Research & Treatment Foundation

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 Down Syndrome Society

National Down Syndrome Congress – To view list of 2012 NDSC Convention Workshops Available Online Click Here: LIVE-STREAM LIST (NOTE: Cost is $35 for NDSC members; $70 for non-members) To Register Click Here: LIVE-STREAM REGISTRATION Workshops will be available online until July 2013!!!

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.