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State Agencies and Organizations

United States Senators
Honorable Elizabeth Dole (R)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6342
(202) 228-1339 (Fax)
Web: http://dole.senate.gov

Honorable John Edwards (D)
225 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3154
(202) 228-1374 (Fax)
E-mail Web Form: http://edwards.senate.gov/mailform.html
Web: http://edwards.senate.gov

United States Representatives
To find the contact information for your representative in the House of the U.S. Congress, visit the House's Web site at: www.house.gov, or call: (202) 225-3121; (202) 225-1904 (TTY).

Governor
Honorable Michael F. Easley
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
(919) 733-5811
(800) 662-7952 (in NC)
E-mail Web Form: www.governor.state.nc.us/email.asp?to=1
Web: www.governor.state.nc.us

Official State Web Site
Web: www.ncgov.com/

State Department of Education: Special Education
Mary Watson, Director
Exceptional Children Division
Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356
(919) 807-3969
E-mail: mwatson@dpi.state.nc.us
Web: www.ncpublicschools.org/ec

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Bill McGrady, Title 1 Director
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6351 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6351
(919) 807-3957
E-mail: bmcgrady@dpi.state.nc.us
Web: www.ncpublicschools.org

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 3
Duncan Munn, Infant/Toddler Program Manager
Early Intervention Program, Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Human Services
2302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2302
(919) 715-7500
E-mail: Duncan.Munn@ncmail.net

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
See State Department of Education: Special Education listed above.

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
George McCoy, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Department of Health and Human Services
2801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
(919) 733-3364; (919) 733-5924 (TTY)
E-mail: George.McCoy@ncmail.net
Web: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us

Coordinator for Transition Services
Freda Lee, Consultant for Transition Services for Mental Disabilities
Exceptional Children Division
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356
(919) 807-3989
E-mail: flee@dpi.state.nc.us
Web: www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Helena Hendrix-Frye, Coordinator
Career-Technical Education
Department of Public Instruction
6359 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6359
(919) 807-3891
E-mail: hendrix@dpi.state.nc.us
Web: www.dpi.state.nc.us/workforce_development

State Mental Health Agency
Richard Visingardi, Ph.D., Director
Division of Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Health and Human Services MSC: 3001
Raleigh, NC 27699-3001
(919) 733-7011
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas/

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Linda Gunn-Jones, Acting Chief
Child and Family Services Team
Division of Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Health and Human Services
3015 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 571-4900
E-mail: linda.gunn-jones@ncmail.net
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas

State Developmental Disabilities Program
Developmental Disability Services Team
Division of Mental Health
Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Department of Health and Human Services
3006 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3006
(919) 733-3654
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Holly Riddle, Executive Director
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
1001 Navahoe Drive, Suite GL-103
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 850-2833; (800) 357-6916
E-mail: Holly.Riddle@ncmail.net
Web: www.nc-ddc.org

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Allison Bowen, Interim Executive Director
Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities
1314 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1314
(919) 733-9250; (800) 821-6922 (in NC)
E-mail: allison.bowen@ncmail.net
Web: www.doa.state.nc.us/doa/gacpd/gacpd.htm

Client Assistance Program
Kathy Brack, Director
Client Assistance Program
2801 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2801
(919) 855-3600 (V/TTY)
E-mail: Kathy.Brack@ncmail.net
Web: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/DVR/CAP/caphome.htm

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Carol Tant, Chief
Children and Youth Branch
Women's and Children's Health Section Center
Department of Health and Human Services
1928 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1928
(919) 715-3808
E-mail: carol.tant@ncmail.net
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
North Carolina Health Choice
P.O. Box 30111
Durham, NC 27702-3111
(800) 422- 4658
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dma/cpcont.htm

Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind
Cyndie Bennett, Acting Director
Office of Education Services
Department of Health and Human Services
2302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2302
(919) 715-7538; (919) 715-7535 (TTY)
E-mail: cyndie.bennett@ncmail.net

John DeLuca, Director
Division of Services for the Blind
Department of Health and Human Services
2601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2601
(919) 733-9822
E-mail: john.deluca@ncmail.net
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dsb

Linda Harrington, Director
Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Health and Human Services
319 Chapanoke Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 773-2970; (919) 773-2969 (TTY)
E-mail: linda.harrington@ncmail.net
Web: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/docs/divinfo/dsdhh.htm

Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center
Shelley Kaplan, Project Director
Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Tech
490 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 385-0636; (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: sedbtac@catea.org
Web: www.sedbtac.org

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Melvin Levine, Director
Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning
CB# 7255
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255
(919) 966-5171
E-mail: mel.levine@cdl.unc.edu
Web: www.cdl.unc.edu

Technology-Related Assistance
Ricki Hiatt, Director
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27609-7322
(919) 850-2787 (V/TTY); (800) 852-0042
E-mail: NCATP@mindspring.com
Web: www.ncatp.org

State Mediation System
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Division of Exceptional Children
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356
(919) 807-3976
Web: www.dpi.state.nc.us

Special Format Library
Francine I. Martin, Librarian
North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
State Library of North Carolina
Department of Cultural Resources
1811 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27635
(919) 733-4376; (888) 388-2460
(919) 733-1462 (TTY)
E-mail: nclbph@ncmail.net
Web: http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/lbph/lbph.htm

Disability-Specific Organizations

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
Web: www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 543
Pottstown, PA 19464
(484) 945-2101
Web: www.add.org

Autism
Jill Hinton Keel, Director
Autism Society of North Carolina
505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230
Raleigh, NC 27605-1345
(919) 743-0204; (800) 442-2762 (in NC)
Web: www.autismsociety-nc.org

Blind/Visual Impairments
Frances Mary D'Andrea, Director
American Foundation for the Blind-National Literacy Center
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 525-2303
E-mail: literacy@afb.net
Web: www.afb.org

Brain Injury
Terry Portis, President
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
202-C Boulevard Street
Highpoint, NC 27262
(336) 885-3307; (800) 377-1464 (in NC)
E-mail: info@bianc.net
Web: www.bianc.net

Cerebral Palsy
Connie Cochran, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina
P.O. Box 27707
Raleigh, NC 27611-7707
(919) 832-3787; (800) 868-3787
E-mail: soneal@ucpnc.org
Web: www.ucpnc.org

Epilepsy
Richard Gibbs, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.
3001 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616-2817
(919) 876-7788; (800) 451-0694 (In NC)
E-mail: nc_epilepsy@mindspring.com

Learning Disabilities
Barbara Carruthers, President
Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina
P.O. Box 3542
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 493-5362 (Mon-Fri., 9:30-2:00pm)
E-mail: ldanc@mindspring.com
Web: www.ldanc.org

Mental Health
John Tote, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in North Carolina
3820 Bland Road
Raleigh, NC 27609-6239
(919) 981-0740
E-mail: johntote3@aol.com
Web: www.mha-nc.org

Kay Flaminio, Executive Director
NAMI - North Carolina
309 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 121
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 788-0801; (800) 451-9682 (in NC)
E-mail: mail@naminc.org
Web: www.naminc.org

Mental Retardation
Dave Richard, Executive Director
The Arc of North Carolina
4200 Six Forks Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 782-4632; (800) 662-8706
Web: www.arcnc.org

Speech and Hearing
G. Peyton Maynard, Executive Director
North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association
P.O. Box 28359
Raleigh, NC 27611-8359
(919) 833-3984
E-mail: NCSHLA@juno.com
Web: www.ncshla.org

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of North Carolina
3915 Grace Court
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(800) 847-2262
E-mail: sbanc@mindspring.com
Web: www.sbanc.org

Organizations Especially for Parents

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Connie Hawkins, Executive Director
Mary LaCorte, PTI Project Director
ECAC, Inc. (Exceptional Children's Assistance Center)
907 Barra Row, Suite 102/103
Davidson, NC 28036
(704) 892-1321(V/TTY); (800) 962-6817 (In NC only)
E-mail: cac@ecacmail.org
Web: www.ECAC-parentcenter.org

Parent-To-Parent
Irene Zipper, Interim Director
Family Support Network of North Carolina
Central Directory of Resources
CB #7340
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7340
(919) 966-2841; (800) 852-0042
E-mail: cdr@med.unc.edu
Web: www.familysupportnetworknc.org

Community Parent Resource Center
(Serving Burke, Caldwell, McDowell and Alexander)
Vickie Dieter, Executive Director
Hope Network
P.O. Box 250
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-2825
E-mail: vbdieter@abts.net

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Tannis Nelson, President
North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers
3501 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612-4934
(919) 787-0534; (800) 255-0417
E-mail: office@ncpta.org
Web: www.ncpta.org

Other Parent
Pat Solomon, Director
North Carolina Families United
c/o ECAC, Inc.
3810-F Merton Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 571-8092
E-mail: phsolomon@earthlink.net
Web: www.ncfamiliesunited.org

Other Disability Organizations

Adele Foschia, President
Easter Seals North Carolina
2315 Myron Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607-3357
(919) 783-8898; (800) 662-7119
E-mail: info@nc.easter-seals.org
Web: www.nc.easter-seals.org

Fred Baars, Executive Director
Special Arts of North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2825
(919) 807-3993
E-mail: fbaars@dpi.state.nc.us

Dr. Joshua Alexander, Program Director
TelAbility
(For medical information and community resources for children with special needs in North Carolina)
1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Suite 202
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 843-0427
E-mail: pdrehab@med.unc.edu
Web: www.TelAbility.org

Independent Living

To find out the contact information for the Statewide
Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact:
Independent Living Research Utilization Project
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232 (V); (713) 520-5136 (TTY)
E-mail: ilru@ilru.org
Web: www.ilru.org

To find out the contact information for centers for
independent living (CILs) in your state, contact:
National Council on Independent Living
1916 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 209
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525-3406; (703) 525-4153 (TTY)
E-mail: ncil@ncil.org
Web: www.ncil.org
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