Community Programs

Adapted Recreation & Inclusion The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department is committed to provide equal access to programs and activities. They provide both specialized activities (those exclusively for people with special needs/disabilities) and a continuum of support and accommodations for those who may need some assistance to be included in all appropriate recreation programs.


Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions is a managed behavioral healthcare organization focused on helping individuals access the services they need to lead better daily lives. Their unique and tested model serves individuals needing mental health, intellectual/developmental disability and substance use/addiction services by providing efficient operations and systems, while delivering quality services through a member- driven program.


Extraordinary Ventures Social Membership Program includes access to over 40 events a year and a brief weekly update e-mail.


MUSIC THERAPY FOR EXPRESSION, FOCUS, FUN, AND MORE.  Interactive music workshops for young adults with I.D.D – no music experience necessary.


Real Friends is the Special Need Ministry program of Reality Ministries.


Voices Together offers unique programming that combines developmental therapy, music therapy, music training and social skill training in the structure of small choruses. Each group is lead by two board-certified music therapists. The program targets goals such as self-determination, self- advocacy, communication and self-expression as a bridge towards inclusion into our communities.


We Connect Now was created by a college student with a grant received from YP4 to develop a website to serve college students with disabilities. It was developed in an effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues. The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008. It has been used as a resource by institutions of higher learning and has been linked to by colleges and universities and groups serving people with disabilities in all 50 states of the United States of America and at least 10 other nations.


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