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Family Support

Angels of Dare

Down Syndrome support group. Organizes Dare County Buddy Walk held the first Saturday of October. (252) 449-4757. http://www.angelsofdare.org

Autism Society of NC — the OBX chapter

Providing support and promoting opportunities that will enhance the lives of individuals and families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Autism, Aspergers, and PDD-NOS. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.

Currituck Kids

Offering Currituck’s school-aged students with the necessities to enhance the total school experience and ensure they reach their full potential with dignity and respect. Help support the local organization as a member or by making a tax deductible donation. (252) 597-4125. http://www.currituckkids.org

Food for Thought Program

Offers pre-packaged healthy breakfast and lunches during weekend and holidays for preschool and elementary aged children who qualify for assistance. If you would like your child to participate or you would like to contribute contact (252) 480-0036. http://www.foodforthoughtobx.com

ICAN of the Outer Banks

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  ICAN offers mother-to-mother support through monthly meetings at the Kill Devil Hills Library. If you need to talk about your cesarean birth or want to prepare for your next birth, this group is just for you. For more information, contact Amanda at (252) 207-5601 or icanouterbanks@gmail.com. http://www.ican-online.org

KelsKids

KelsKids offers services which enable diagnosed disabled people of the world to gain a sense of freedom through our aquatic programs. We teach one on one as well as small groups (maximum of 2/group). Increased aquatic ability and global development is enhanced through the various activities and unique teaching techniques that KelsKids instructors provide with every lesson.  Our motto is "Increased equality is just a splash away." Kill Devil Hills. (252)489-5589. www.KelsKids.com.

La Leche League

Attending LLL meetings during pregnancy is the ideal preparation for breastfeeding success. (252) 473-1919. http://www.llli.org

Outer Banks Birth Network

Outer Banks Birth network is dedicated to improving the culture of birth in our community. We support, encourage, and educate women and their families by promoting the awareness and availability of evidence-based, mother-friendly maternity care as defined by the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI) of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services.  E-mail outerbanksbirth@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/obxbirth. (252) 207-5601.

Outer Banks Mommy & Me, Inc.

Dedicated to the development of young children from birth to five through playgroups, educational activities, family gatherings and community involvement.  More information on http://www.outerbanksmommyandme.com and (252) 305-0787.

Peele Counseling, PLLC

Providing counseling for children, individuals, families and couples.  Cheri Peele, MEd, LPC, LCAS.Licensed Professional Counselor..Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. (252) 305-2836. www.peelecounseling.com.

SNAP (Special Needs Association of Parents)

Casual meetings of parents with children who have special needs. We support, encourage and enlighten each other. We share stories, ask questions. And form friendships. We'd love for you to join us! We meet twice a month. Dates and locations vary so please check our website for updates. www.snapgroupinfo.com Dayna Chandler. (252) 232-2100. email@snapgroupinfo.com.

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Include your support organization free of charge. E-mail information to comments@outerbankschild.com with memo "Family Support". Please include the organization name, brief description, phone number, Web site, and the meeting dates, if applicable.