Resources for School-Age Children
We have programs to help parents and families of children in school from kindergarten to high school. Whether your child has a disability or special healthcare needs, or if you are just concerned, look through the programs below to see how FIRSTwnc can meet your needs.
Community Parent Resource Center
FIRSTwnc has been funded as a CPRC by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education. This allows us to offer free training for parents on educational issues and parental rights.
Innovation Waiver Services
The NC Innovations Waiver is a federally approved 1915 C Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver designed to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) who prefer to get long-term care services and support in their home or community, rather than in an institutional setting. As a Vaya Health and Partners Health Management provider, FIRSTwnc can provide our services through this waiver or private pay.
FIRSTwnc clinicians support people with disabilities and their families to help meet their mental wellness needs. Our clinicians have expertise working with people of all ages and their families. They specialize in trauma-informed care, Theraplay, trauma play, child-centered play therapy, autism, and caregiver coaching.
Padres en Acción
Padres en Acción (Parents in Action) aims to help Spanish-speaking families with a child with autism learn about autism, different services and how to access them, and strategies for improving overall child behaviors. Our promotora (community health worker) has received special training and is a native Spanish speaker.