Other Nonprofits & Community Organizations
Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development
The mission of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development is to provide exceptional, compassionate care to families so that each individual with autism will realize his or her fullest potential and to expand our impact through education, innovative research, and public policy.
For each person on the autism spectrum to reach his or her full potential, living a life of meaning, purpose, and dignity
Arts Access, Inc.
The mission of Arts Access is to enable North Carolinians with disabilities to have full access to arts programs and facilities, and to encourage them to participate fully in the rich cultural and artistic life throughout the state.
- Provide statewide workshops on topics including educating arts organization staff on best practices for including people with disabilities, arts educator professional development.
- They provide consultation services for organizations including facility reviews, ADA accessibility plans, and customized training.
- Facilitate accessible arts workshops in K-12 schools.
- Promote and facilitate local audio described performances.
Durham County and City of Durham Agencies and Departments
Durham Public Library
Durham County Library strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone can access our services and resources. In order to best serve Durham County, various assistive technology and accommodations are available for use. For more information on accessibility and accommodations, please view the Durham County Library accessibility page . To request an accommodation or to make suggestions on services and resources , get in touch.
The mission of Durham County Library is to encourage discovery, connect the community, and lead in literacy.
Inspiring lives, transforming Durham.
Durham Public Schools
Durham Public Schools embraces, educates, and empowers every student to innovate, serve, and lead.
Durham Public Schools: Igniting Limitless Potential
We believe in:
- Equity: Our students and schools deserve equitable access to the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. Durham Public Schools and the community must distribute those resources in a manner that eliminates inequities.
- Shared Responsibility: Durham Public Schools must be intentional in acting collaboratively and involving all stakeholders, ensuring that our community utilizes its collective resources to support every child. The Durham community shares responsibility with DPS for the success of our children.
- High Expectations: Durham Public Schools will challenge every stakeholder, especially our students and educators, to embrace a growth mindset: the belief that every child can be academically successful. It is our expectation that all of our students will excel globally and reach their highest potential.
- A Child-centered Approach: Our students deserve an education that is caring, is culturally responsive and embraces the whole child. Durham Public Schools will address the social, emotional, and academic needs of each student.
Durham County Cooperative Extension
Durham County Cooperative Extension creates opportunities for lifelong learning and connects residents with resources to improve quality of life. We provide research-based education and other services to the community, through workshops and trainings, as well as customized education based on community needs and interests. Our programs are free or low-cost.
- Early Childhood Development
- Youth Development
- Consumer and Family Education
- Food and Nutrition
- Agriculture and Horticulture
- Community Capacity Building
- Community Transportation (Durham County ACCESS)
Meals and Nutrition
DPS Meals Program
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, meals will be available for pickup from sites across Durham county. See map or Durham Nutrition services website for specific site information. Families can pick up meals from the most convenient site, and meals are available for all children in Durham, regardless of school lunch status.
NOTE: Parents/Guardians of #WeAreDPS students, who are unable to pick up meals from one of our meal distribution sites, can sign up for EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries. Click the link for more details. LINK: eatnorthcarolina.org/dpsschoolmeals
- Provides free or low-cost devices to students, low-income adults, and nonprofits
- Adults: income-based qualifications with an income 200% or less than federal poverty guidelines OR be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program; photo ID and proof of eligibility
- School-Aged Children: must be a student in grade K-12 and not have access to a working home computer
- Refurbished desktops and laptops ranging from $0 to $150
- Income-based qualifications for household with an income 200% or less than federal poverty guidelines OR be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program
- A photo ID
- Eligibility proof documentation, like a tax return, with the recipient’s name
This website is the product of a partnership between Durham Public School Exceptional Children Services Department, the Durham Special Needs Advisory Council, and the Community Equity, Data & Information Lab at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science.