There are many resources available, both in print and online, with valuable information on a variety of developmental delays. We hope that you will find the links and reading list helpful. Please feel free to contact us if you have a useful link or book you would like to add. Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement by either the Arc of Gaston County, or The Arc of the United States.
CDSA – www.ncei.org or 704-480-5440; Children’s Developmental Services Agency is the primary contact for Early Intervention services for children birth to 3 years old; serving families in Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rutherford, and Polk counties. The CDSA conducts evaluations of each child’s development to determine the appropriate need for services.
Pathways – www.pathmhddsa.org or 800-898-5898; Local Management Entity provides case management, counseling, inclusive daycare centers, adult day programs, supported living and supported employment opportunities, respite care, referrals, support groups for all people in our special needs population.
Gaston Residential Services, Inc. – www.grsinc.org or 704-861-9280; Non-profit organization working for people with developmental disabilities to provide long term supported living and working environments in the community.
Gaston Skills, Inc. – www.gastonskills.org or 704-893-0300; Non-profit organization working to provide quality human services to adults with disabilities through vocational assessments for job training and placement, support services, and adult day programs.
Woodbine House – www.woodbinehouse.com. A trusted source for books on various disabilities for parents, children, teachers, and professionals; good books for everyone, large selection.
“Reflections from a Different Journey : What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew” by Stanley Klein and John Kemp; Offers parents of children with disabilities inspiration and advice from those who’ve been there, as it presents 40 stories by successful adults who grew up with disabilities.
Disability Is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children With Disabilities, Second Edition by Kathie Snow; Parents learn revolutionary common sense techniques for raising successful children with disabilities.
Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up With a Brother or Sister With Special Needs, by Donald J. Meyer and Cary Pillo; A collection of 45 brief essays by children and young adults who have a sibling with special needs, ranging from mental retardation through a number of rare syndromes.
- The Arc of the United States »
- The Arc of North Carolina »
- The National Organization of Disability »
- Americans with Disability Act (ADA) »
- Autism Society of North Carolina »
- National Down Syndrome Society »
- Governor’s Advocacy Council fo People with Disabilities »
- North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities »
- Easter Seals of UCP of North Carolina »
- Family Support Network of North Carolina »
- Special Olympics of North Carolina »
- First in Families of North Carolina »
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services »
- North Carolina Early Intervention »
- Partners in Policy Making »
- Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center »
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Exceptional Children’s Division »