Through a partnership between CDSA and Smart Start, GPS is provided at no cost to families enrolled with CDSA and are starting to transition to CMS. GPS acts as a “bridge” to the next program your child and family will be working with.
GPS IS PROUD TO OFFER:
- Monthly check-in (virtual options available) with
- Provided educational, community, and health-related resources
- Family emotional support
- Guidance during the CMS evaluation and IEP process
- Virtual Village – a parent discussion group
- Details coming soon
- Workshops and speakers on a variety of topics
FOR PREVIOUS GPS FAMILIES
Effective July 1, 2021, GPS no longer serves the autism community in the same way as it has in the past. For families who no longer qualify for GPS but require autism support, please call Nancy Nestor at the Autism Society of North Carolina: 704-894-9678 ext. 1609.
Autism Family Resource Guide
Autism is a journey. This guidebook can be used as a map while navigating your family’s unique course.
Guía de autismo
El autismo es un viaje. Esta guía se puede utilizar como mapa mientras navega por el recorrido único de su familia.
Social Stories for Autistic Children
Essentials for improving the way children with autism relate to others, allowing them to learn what to do and what not to do.
CONTACT THE GPS COORDINATOR
Amy DeShazo, M.Ed
Turn Five Ready to Thrive
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202