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CHARLOTTE AREA PROGRAMS
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ORGANIZATIONPROGRAMSPOPULATION & AGEWEBSITECONTACT
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A CHANCE TO DANCEInclusive dance program.Kids and teens with disabilities.https://achancetodancethemovement.weebly.com/achancetodancemdsd@gmail.com
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A SPECIAL NEEDS PLANFinancial and future care planning for special needs families.https://aspecialneedsplan.cominfo@aspecialneedsplan.com
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ADVOCATIONSExperts in disability and employment. Job training and placement.Adults with disabilitieshttp://www.advocations.io/hello@advocations.io
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ALL ABILITY RECRUITINGA firm specializing in connecting the disability community to meaningful employers.Adults with disabilitieshttps://allabilityrecruiting.comall@allabilityrecruiting.com
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ALLEGRO FOUNDATIONCombines movement instruction with educational & medical expertise.All ages.http://www.AllegroFoundation.net/pfallegro@aol.com
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THE ARC- MECKLENBURG/UNION/CABARRUS COAktion Club- Service projects for adults with disabilities to serve. Members serve as officers in the club and direct their own activities.Adults (18+) with disabilities.https://www.thearcisthere.orgsteve@thearcisthere.org
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AUTISM AFTER 18Virtual social, fitness, and music groups.Autistic Adultshttp://autismafter18.org/mneelsen@autismafter18.org
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AUTISM CONSULTING OF THE CAROLINASAdult dinner club (2nd Saturday of the month in Stateville/Davidson area), Autism consulting, IEP advocacy, kids social skills groupsAutism, ages 3+https://www.autismnc.comjohannabankslcsw@gmail.com
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AUTISM FITNESS1-on-1 fitness training (in person). Zoom consults to develop in home workouts.Teens & Adults with ASD and related diagnoseshttps://autismfitness.com/eric@autismfitness.com
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BAMBINO BUDDY-BALL PROGRAMFREE baseball program at Matthews Athletic fields. Runs on Sundays from April-June.Age 5-20... but will consider ages outside of that range.www.MARAsports.orgmsbrooks4@carolina.rr.com
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BEST BUDDIESVirtual and in-person friendship matching/programs. In schools & Citizens Program for adults.Teens & Adults with disabilitieswww.bestbuddies.org/northcarolinanorthcarolina@bestbuddies.org
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CAKEABLE CHARLOTTEBaking classes and job skills training. Individuals with disabilities ages 16+http://www.cakeablecharlotte.com/hello@cakeablecharlotte.com
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CAROLINA FIREFLIES BASEBALLCompetitive, alternative baseball team for teens and adults with disabilities.Teens & Adultshttps://www.illuminationnc.org/firefliesabo/fireflies@illuminationnc.org
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CPCC I-LEADIndependence and Literacy Education for Adults with Disabilities.Rolling enrollment through April.Teens (16+) and adults with disabilities.
https://www.cpcc.edu/programs/independence-and-literacy-education-adults-disabilities-i-lead
megan.freeman@cpcc.edu
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DOWN FOR DOUGHNUTS*Support this business that hires and trains people with disabilitieshttp://Www.downfordoughnuts.com/downfordoughnuts@gmail.com
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DOWN SYNDROME ASSOC. OF GREATER CLTSummer camps. Adult weekend retreats. Virtual dance group. Virtual Improv group. Advocacy & Support.All ages, with Down syndrome.http://www.dsagreatercharlotte.org/contactus@dsa-gc.org
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EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN'S ASSISTANCE CTR (ECAC)
Youth Advisory Team meets every other Tuesday.All ages.
https://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/resource-documents/youth-advisory-team-application/
ecac@ecacmail.org
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EXCEPTIONAL YOGA PROGRAMYoga for EVERY body.All ages.www.exceptionalyoga.orgexceptionalyoganc@gmail.com
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FITNESS 4 FOCUS CHARLOTTEPrivate, in-person training sessions. First session is FREE.Ages 4+.https://www.fitness4focus.comcharlotte@fitness4focus.com
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FRIENDSHIP CIRCLEArt, scavenger hunts, Upcycling University. One to one friendship matching with disabled/nondisabled individualsKids and teens with disabilities.www.friendshipcirclenc.orginfo@friendshipcirclenc.org
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GASTON CO. SPECIAL OLYMPICSPartner Up Power Up health and wellness program. Seasonal sports.All ages.https://www.facebook.com/Special-Olympics-Gaston-County-300448994265gaston@sonc.net
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GIGIS PLAYHOUSE- CHARLOTTEDown syndrome achievement center. In person & virtual, social/purposeful programs. Cooking classes, fitness classes.Individuals with Down syndrome, all ages.https://gigisplayhouse.orgcharlotte@gigisplayhouse.org
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GRAVITATE QUEEN CITYProvides free vocational training to teens/adults with disabilties. Specialize in making homemade dog treats.Teens (16+) & Adults with disabilities.https://gravitatequeencity.cominfo@gravitatequeencity.com
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HAERFEST COFFEE ROASTING CO*Support this business that hires and trains people with disabilitieshttp://www.HAERFESTCOFFEE.com/info@haerfestcoffee.com
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HOLY ANGELS BELMONTService providerAll ages.http://www.holyangelsnc.org/hainfo@holyangelsnc.org
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IGNITE“Peer-to-peer” community center. Activities/educational groups that foster independence and social interaction.
Young adults w/Autism that have graduated from high school with a regular diploma and that are their own guardian.
www.autismsociety-nc.orgignite_davidson@autismsociety-nc.org
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INREACHService provider.All ages.http://www.InReachNC.org/kknier@inreachnc.org
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INSPIRE INCLUSIONDance classes, camps, and drum circles.Teens and adults with disabilities.https://inspireinclusion.wixsite.com/danceinspireinclusiondance@gmail.com
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JONI & FRIENDSFamily Retreats for indivudals with special needs and their families to worship and enjoy camp activities.All ages.www.joniandfriends.org/north-carolina/northcarolina@joniandfriends.org
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JOY MINISTRY (CARMEL BAPTIST)Bible study for teens & adults with disabilities.Teens & Adults with disabilitieshttps://carmelbaptist.org/joy/joyministry@carmelbaptist.org
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KENNEDYSTRONG FOUNDATIONLet's Go To Work ProgramAduts ages 18+.https://kennedystrong.orgbetsyb@thefilterbox.com
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LIFESPAN INC.Service provider.All ages.http://www.lifespanservices.org/lifespan1973@gmail.com
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MANUS ACADEMYSchool for students with learning disabilities, language disorders, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, and depression. Grades 3-12.https://manusacademy.com/
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MECK CO. THERAPEUTIC RECREATIONVirtual & in-person social, educational, and fitness programs.Teens & Adults with disabilitieshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/735223356617139TRinfo@mecknc.gov
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NEVINS INC.Education, community integration, and employment programs.Teens (16+) & Adults with disabilitieshttp://nevinsinc.orgdevelopment@nevinsinc.org
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NEXT STEP CLUBHOUSEDay program offering social opportunities and activities to engage with peers.Teens (14+) & Adults with disabilitieshttp://nextstepclubhouse.org/info@nextstepclubhouse.org
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NO LIMITS COUNSELINGMental health counseling, relationships & boundaries groups, dating workshops, support groups, and sexuality education. NC & SCTeens (16+) & Adults with disabilitieswww.nolimitscounseling.orgmichele@nolimitscounseling.org
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PHILIPS ACADEMY
Middle, High School & Post-Secondary. The curriculum combines academics, job training, and social/life development skills. Real learning for real life.
Students ages 12-27 with I/DD.http://philipsacademync.org/info@philipsacademync.org
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PIEDMONT MUSIC THERAPYVirtual & in-person. Music therapy treatment, classes, lessons, teen/adult groups. NC & SCAll ages.http://www.piedmontmusictherapy.com/director@piedmontmusictherapy.com
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QUEENS UNIVERSITY MUSIC THERAPYMusic therapy sessions are offered to children and young adults with special needs.All ages.https://www.queens.edu/community/music-therapy-clinic.htmljohnsonm@queens.edu
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RAINBOW EXPRESS MINISTRIESYoung adults social groups, summer camps, respite care.Young adults with disabilities.http://www.rainbowexpressministries.com/Laurie@rainbowexpressministries.com
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RYAN'S BRIDGEEducational, vocational, and social programs for adults with disabilities.Ages 18-25.http://www.RyansBridge.org/ryansbridge17@gmail.com
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RYZAB0VE FITNESSIn-person/outdoor and virtual fitness programs, all over Charlotte and surrounding areas.Teens & Adults with disabilitieshttp://Www.RyzAb0ve.com/ryan@ryzab0vefitness.com
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SARAH HENDERSON YOGAAdaptive/Accessible Yoga & Mindfulness TeacherTeens & Adults with disabilitieshttps://www.facebook.com/sarahhendersonyogasarahhendersonyoga@gmail.com
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SHINING HOPE FARMSTherapeutic horseback riding, family and caregiver support, and social and recreational activities for children and adults.All ages.http://www.shininghopefarms.org/shininghopefarms@gmail.com
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SKILLS GROUP OF CHARLOTTEInstruction in academics, gardening, cooking, fitness, music, and art. Adults with disabilities.http://www.SKILLSGroupofCharlotte.net/skillsgrowgroup@gmail.com
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SOLVING AUTISM & SPECTRUM ACADEMYABA, life skills training, parent groups, sibshop siblings groups.Up to age 21.https://www.solvingautism.comrenee@solvingautism.com
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SPECIAL BLENDZ COFFEE & ICE CREAM*Support this business that hires and trains people with disabilities. https://www.facebook.com/SpecialBlendzCoffeejrrouthier@yahoo.com
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THINK COLLEGE @ WINTHROP UNIVERSITYOffers post-secondary education opportunities.Adults with disabilities.https://www.winthrop.edu/coe/thinkcollege/wtc@winthrop.edu
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TRUSTED PARENTSVirtual and in-person summer camp. Parent support.Ages 7-21.http://www.trustedparents.org/info@trustedparents.org
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UMARService providerAdults with disabilities.https://umarinfo.com
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WHAT MATTERS MOSTService providerTeens & Adults.https://whatmattersmostnc.cominfo@whatmattersmostnc.com
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WINGS OF EAGLES RANCHTherapeutic Horseback Riding & Outdoor Adventure Center for the special needs and at-risk communities.All ages.http://www.wingsofeaglesranch.org/wingsofeaglesranch@gmail.com
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ZABS*Support this business that hires and trains people with disabilities. Non-profit thrift boutique.https://zabsplace.org/info@zabsplace.org
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360 CARE SOLUTIONSService provider. In-home care and respite.https://360caresolutions.usDarquita.stewart@gmail.com
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