FSNSP Resources for Families

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The Tools You Need

At Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont, we are proud to connect families raising children with special healthcare needs or disabilities to the valuable resources they need. Through our years of dedicated service to the Cabarrus County region and beyond, we have developed a strong network of robust resources to help families access the support, education, and caring connections they need to overcome life’s everyday challenges. Explore our available resources below to find the support you need today!

Resources We Trust

The Resource CAFÉ

The Cabarrus Health Alliance’s Innovative Approaches Project hosts the Resource CAFÉ website, which is filled with information to help families of children with special healthcare needs, including “A Guide to Health Care Financing Resources.”

Summer Camp Guide

Family Support Network™ of North Carolina offers a free Summer Camp Directory to help families find a suitable summer camp for their child/children with disabilities.

NC Infant-Toddler Program

The NC Infant-Toddler Program provides early intervention support and services for families and their children, from birth to 3-years-old. If you are concerned about your child’s developmental milestones, contact your local Children’s Development Services Agency (CDSA). The Concord CDSA covers Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties. Please call (704) 786-9181 or click the link below to learn more.

Care Management for At-Risk Children (CMARC)

This Medicaid program offers care management services for at-risk children from birth to 5-years-old. CMARC is provided by the local health department in North Carolina. To find your local health department, please use the link below.

NC Innovations Waiver

The NC Innovations Waiver allows children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) 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 critical that you apply early with your Local Management Entities (LME)/Managed Care Organization (MCO) as the waiting list for services is very long. Use the link below to find your LME/MCO today.


CAP-C (Community Alternative Program for Children) is a waiver program available through Medicaid for children from birth to 20-years-old who are medically fragile. Parent income is not counted toward eligibility for the program. To find a list of CAP-C providers near you, click the link below.

A Special Needs Plan

When your child has a disability, financial planning — including a Special Needs Trust — is important to ensure they never lose services.

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)

ECAC helps parents navigate the special education system, understand their rights, and use their voice. They provide information, support, training, and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs from birth to 26-years-old.

Amazing Grace Advocacy

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 of NC

The Arc of NC provides information, support, and advocacy for individuals with intellectual/developmental disorders (IDD). Learn about legislation that impacts people with IDD by using the link below to learn more and find your local chapter.

Public Schools of NC – Exceptional Children Division Newsletter

The Exceptional Children Division sends out a weekly newsletter with helpful resources and information. Please go to the link below to read past editions and sign up to receive the newsletter every week.

The Autism Society of NC

The Autism Society of NC provides support to families of children with autism. They help families connect with resources, keep their children safe, find services, and resolve school-related issues. In addition, they provide guidance on issues such as employment, residential options, and planning for the future.

Rethinking Guardianship

Rethinking Guardianship offers information for caregivers to make informed decisions about guardianship. Adult guardianship is a legal process that 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.