The Cabarrus Health Alliance's Innovative Approaches Project hosts the Resource CAFE website, filled with information to help families of children with special healthcare needs find information and resources. Information provided includes "A Guide to Health Care Financing Resources".
FSN of North Carolina provides a free Summer Camp Directory to help families find a summer camp for their child with disabilities.
The NC Infant-Toddler Program provides early intervention supports and services for families and their children, birth to 3 years old. If you have concerns about your child's developmental milestones, contact your local Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA). The Concord CDSA covers Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties. (704- 786-9181)
This Medicaid program offers care management services for at-risk children ages zero to 5 years old. CMARC is provided by the local health departments. To find your local Health Department, please use the link below.
The NC Innovations Waiver allows children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to receive extended coverage through Medicaid. Services may include assistive technology equipment and supplies, community navigator, community living and support, home modifications, respite, supported living and supported employment. If your child has IDD, it is important to apply early with your LME/MCO as the waiting list for services is very long. To find your Local Management Entities (LME)/Managed Care Organization (MCO), please use the link below.
CAP-C (Community Alternative Program for Children) is a waiver program through Medicaid for children birth through age 20 who are medically fragile. Parent income is not counted toward eligibility. To find a list of CAP-C providers in your area, please use the link below.
When your child has a disability, financial planning including a Special Needs Trust is important to ensure they never lose services.
ECAC helps parents navigate the special education system, know their rights, and use their voice. They provide information, support, training, and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs from birth - 26 years.
Amazing Grace Advocacy provides navigation and support for families of children with brain disorders such as autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health disorders, childhood trauma, substance use disorder, and other neurological disorders.
The Arc provides information, support and advocacy for individuals with intellectual/developmental disorders. Learn about legislation that impacts people with I/DD. Please use the link below to learn more and to find your local chapter,
The Exceptional Children Division sends out weekly newsletters with helpful resource information. Please go to the link below to read past editions and to sign-up to receive the newsletter.
Provides support to families of children with autism. They help families connect with resources, keep their children safe, find services, and resolve school issues. They also provide guidance on issues such as employment, residential options, and planning for the future.
Find information to make informed decisions about guardianship. Adult guardianship is a legal process and helps those who need it most. However, not everyone with a disability needs guardianship. Explore other options such as Health Care Power of Attorney, Limited Guardianship, Supported Decision Making, or Social Security Representative Payee.