After School/Summer Camp
Autism Society of North Carolina
Open Doors Foundation
*A recreational half-day summer camp specially designed for children with autism. We invite preschool and school aged children with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder to participate in our camps.
Coastal Kids Therapy
*A private pediatric therapy practice offering OT services in and around Wilmington, NC. 910-792-6706
*A private pediatric therapy practice offering OT services in and around Wilmington, NC since 2001. They offer innovative and comprehensive occupational therapy for children with different abilities. (910) 313-2111
Play Solutions, Inc
Sherry Waters, LCSW, MSW, provides play-based interventions for children with autism and other developmental/behavioral challenges. She offers behavioral outpatient therapy and PLAY Project Home Consultation.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Cape Fear ABA
Cape Fear ABA was founded in 2013 by Amanda Rickard, M.A., LPA, BCBA. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of behavioral principles to increase functional language skills, social and play skills, as well as academic and functional life skills. ABA can also be used to reduce problematic or inappropriate behavior. ABA has been researched for more than 30 years and is well documented as an effective therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. ABA has been endorsed by the US Surgeon General, the Autism Society of America, the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics and many more professional organizations.
*An evidence-based service, training, and research program for individuals of all ages and skill levels with autism spectrum disorders. TEACCH provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported employment. The Wilmington TEACCH Center serves individuals with autism in the southeastern region of North Carolina. Services include diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning and implementation, education, consultation, supported employment assistance, training opportunities and research. (910) 251-5700
Wilmington Regional Autism Parental Support (WRAPS)
*A support group chapter of the Autism Society of NC for parents who have a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
For meeting information, contact Melonia Anderson at 792-6764, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Support Network of Southeastern North Carolina
*A non-profit organization that helps families with special needs children. Among the services available are: a parent support program, assistance with school issues, information and resource referrals, training to become your child’s best advocate, a lending library, quarterly newsletter, and an annual Coming Together Conference for parent-professional collaboration. To learn more, call (910) 792-6133, email: email@example.com or log on using the link above.
Disability Resource Center
* The disAbilityResource Center, is a non-profit organization that provides, non-residential, community based and consumer directed services to persons with disabilities. Our goal is to help individuals with disabilities become fully integrated into society. The dRC is a Center for Independent Living (CIL). Independent living is not defined in terms of living on one’s own, being employed, or having an active social life. These are aspects of living independently. Independent living has to do with self-determination. It is having the right and the opportunity to pursue a course of action. And it is having the freedom to fail and to learn from one’s failures, just as other people do.
Arc of NC Wilmington Office
* The Arc of North Carolina is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc of North Carolina is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States. 910-792-9146, Holly Hunnicut, firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Seals UCP
* Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. 910- 790-5921
* GHA is a private, nonprofit organization offering residential, day, and community services for residents of North Carolina with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. http://www.ghainc.org
*Autism Support and Programs’ mission is to provide superior instruction and environments to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to assist participants in achieving optimal living and learning opportunities. (910) 270-5499
*Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz.Their son, Isaiah, was diagnosed with autism at age three. Like many autistic children, he often suffered from sensory overload– simple sensations could overwhelm him. The ocean was the one place where he seemed to find respite.
A former competitive surfer, Israel hit upon an idea–with Isaiah on the front of his surfboard, and Izzy steering from the back, the two spent the day surfing together. Surfing had a profound impact on Isaiah. Israel and Danielle decided they wanted to share this unique therapy with other autistic children. They began to host day camps at the beach where autistic children and their families could be exposed to a completely new experience of surfing.
New Hanover County Schools IS/CS (Autism) Program
* Our system strives to provide a continuum of services for students with diagnoses of High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. We believe that instruction should reflect a “braided” approach, utilizing a combination of methodologies to best meet the individualized learning needs of the student.