EC Resources

We invite you to browse through the following resource links regarding exceptional children. We welcome you to send us related links not listed on this page.


International Dyslexia Association

The Dyslexia Digital Library is a free community resource that requires one-time registration by all visitors, including IDA members. Login credentials for this library are not the same as for the IDA member portal.


Victory Junction

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically safe environment at no cost to the camper or their family. 



The mission of the Office of Exceptional Children is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment.


Learning Disabilities Association of America

This website focuses on raising children with learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and related disorders that puzzle parents because of their many abilities and disabilities. It can also be difficult to understand how much of their behavior is the nature of the condition and how much is oppositional. It is all too easy for parents to sense a child’s feelings of inadequacy and then feel bad as a parent.


Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

This organization supports families by offering all services at no cost to NC families. All support offered is 100% confidential, unbiased, and timely responses. A great resource of support.


Autism Society of North Carolina

The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.


Autism Speaks

This website has a wealth of knowledge defining the use of Applied Behavior Analysis. It defines and explains the various therapies under this technique.


The Family Support Network

The Family Support Network™ (FSN) was created in 1985 by a pediatrician, Dr. Michael Sharp, and a social worker, Dot Cansler at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) School of Medicine to help meet the needs of families with premature infants or children with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, or chronic illness.


Parent to Parent USA

Parent to Parent USA is a group that matches each parent with a fellow parent who has a child with the same special healthcare need, disability or mental health concern, allowing each parent or family to have a contact for sharing information, receiving support and creating new friendships. “Parent to Parent USA has local groups in almost all states and is great for connecting families with each other for emotional support,” notes Smith.


Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, inclusive living, and family support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).



This organization empowers professionals and parents to understand children affected by ADHD. It encompasses education, training, and resources with this disability.


Disability Rights North Carolina

Disability Rights North Carolina advances and defends the rights of people with disabilities. It is also a great resource for IEP process explanation for parents and families.


Center for Parent and Information Resources

All the materials found on the CPIR Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve. The CPIR employs a user-centered process, gathering the perspectives of our experienced audience—Parent Center staff members and other experts—every step of the way, to create products and services that increase Parent Centers’ knowledge and capacity in specific domains.



The Help Line is an information and referral Help Line for those living with, caring for and concerned about a child with special health care needs. Callers can learn about health care programs as well as funding resources available to North Carolina residents.


North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP)

The North Carolina Early Intervention Section (NCEI) is a part of NCDHHS' Division of Child and Family Well-Being. It is the lead agency for the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP). The NC ITP provides support and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. Research shows that this time period is critical. It offers a window of opportunity to make a positive difference in how a child develops and learns. Sixteen Children's Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina work with local service providers to help families help their children succeed.


Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents provides parent support for children and adults with disabilities in San Jose, CA, and beyond. Get relevant, up-to-date information and assistance for you and your family members of any age with any disability.