Welcome to the Family Support Network™ of North Carolina

Providing support to families with children who have special needs and the service providers who work with them since 1985.

GroupFamilies want the best for their children, to nurture their growth and development. Families with children who have special needs want the same for their children, but often face additional challenges, including stress, social isolation, and financial strain. Families may become overwhelmed, and find it difficult navigating the service system for their child, and to find social and emotional support for themselves. The Family Support Network™ of North Carolina enhances the lives of children who have special needs by providing support, education, and caring connections to their families.

Disabilities and Special Needs

  • Child who were born with  or “at risk” for developmental disability
  • Child who have special health care needs
  • Child who have complex developmental, medical, behavioral issues that impacts developmental success
  • Child who have learning disabilities
  • Child who have mental health/behavioral disorders
  • Child who are in a foster care system

Empowering Families...

with information, referrals, and caring connections.

Information

  • about the child’s condition and about available resources and services
  • about navigating the service system; and
     

Referral

  • to services and resources in the community and across the state

Caring Connections

  • PARENT-TO-PARENT SUPPORT
  • SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
  • INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY-BASED FAMILY ACTIVITIES
All services are free and confidential for families.