The resources below provide additional information on C.A.R.E. related topics such as Universal Design, Aging in Place, and Professional Designation programs.
Alliance of Disability Advocates
Individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, training in independent living skills, peer mentoring and support, and community inclusion. Alliance also provides accessibility surveys of facilities and programs and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 919-833-1117
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. The Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS and covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease. The ALS Association (National Office and the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter) operates under a shared mission: Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Alzheimer’s North Carolina
Alzheimer’s North Carolina is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Over 50 million Americans (1-in-5 adults) and 300,000 children are affected by the chronic pain and disability of arthritis or a related disease. The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Mid Atlantic Region serves more than 5.7 million people with doctor-diagnosed arthritis residing in Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Mid Atlantic Region is one of ten geographic regions within the country.
Arts Access of Raleigh
A nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, Art Access of Raleigh makes the Arts accessible to people with disabilities throughout the Triangle area of North Carolina. Specifically, they provide audio description for theatre patrons who are blind or have low vision, refer arts administrators to sign language interpreters, and provide accessibility training to arts organizations and arts accessibility information to the public.
The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
(919) 833-9634 or 800.377.1464
The BIANC develops, supports, and/or administers programs, services, and activities that make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children and military and veterans who have been affected by the trauma of brain injury.
Center for Universal Design
National information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.
Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP)
Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHPs) are specialists who know that in order to best serve the distinct late-in-life transition needs of senior adults, they need to surround themselves with a resource team of trusted professionals. Among the most respected real estate professionals in their individual markets, CSHPs have completed extensive prerequisite coursework and the in-depth review necessary to achieve the Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) designation.
Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center
Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center is a resource and means of support to all local family and professional caregivers in order to diminish the fear, doubt and stress that comes with this very important piece of family life.
Miracle League of the Triangle
This unique organization seeks to provide opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities. They have constructed special facilities that meet the needs of players and their families. If you have a child with special needs, or would like to participate in one of their game events, this is a great place to volunteer.
National Aging in Place Council- Triangle Chapter
The NAIPC® wants to be your primary informational resource so that you remain active and healthy throughout your retirement years. We have established a network of professionals from the private, public and non-profit sectors who can help you plan for your future housing and care needs.
National Assoc. of Home Builders CAPS certification
Teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
C.A.P.S. - Certified Aging In Place
If you're like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years with Certified Aging in Place or Universal Design. CAPS is the concept of using universal designed accessibility products and planned environments engineered for use by all regardless of condition. What makes a home "universal"? It's simple. Everyone can use universal design! It doesn't matter if you are young or old. You could be short or tall, healthy or ill. You might have a disability. Or you may be a prize-winning athlete. Because of universal design, people who are very different can all enjoy the same home. And that home will be there for all its inhabitants even when their needs change. Some universal design features just make good sense. Once you bring them into your home, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program of the Home Builders Association teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS NOW-to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Greater Carolinas Chapter serves close to 14,000 individuals with MS and their families in 82 counties in North Carolina and all of South Carolina. The organization mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Often someone faced with MS has issues related to mobility, safety, and productivity. Even fairly simple changes to home and work spaces can help conserve energy, increase efficiency in daily tasks, and avoid dangerous falls. The Society encourages the use of universal design and offers tips for adapting home environments in order to maximize function and independence.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.
Refinance Mortgage Rates for People with Disabilities
This guide seeks to provide the relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the red tape and processes regularly associated with real estate purchases for the disabled.
Resources for Seniors
Provides home- and community-based services and information in the Wake County area so that Seniors can maximize their choices for independence, comfort, safety, security and well-being. Resources provides information and support for decision-making, and also direct services such as home care, adult day care, senior centers. 919-872-7933
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Currently there are about 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with RA. RA is a systematic disease, which means in severe cases it can affect your major organs such as the heart and lungs, raising the risk of heart attack by up to 60%. By increasing awareness, millions of Americans will have the best opportunity to understand their prognosis, and improve their quality of life!
The mission of Sassafras All Children's Playground is to create a playground for children of all abilities by harnessing the cooperative energy, spirit and resources of the Triangle community. "All Children's Playground" will be constructed by community volunteers at Laurel Hills Park, conveniently located at the corner of Glen Eden Drive and Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh.
Seniors Real Estate designation
Seniors Real Estate Specialists® or SRES® designees are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+.
Special Olympics of North Carolina
The Special Olympics organization provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.