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Updates to the website coming soon! Please let me know what you have liked and/or found useful here by using the comment box below. It will be helpful as decisions are made. Thank you! 

SPARK for Autism

Families are invited to take part in a nationwide research project by SPARK for Autism. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is involved as a clinical site partner.  The website also has links to existing research that provides new insights to a autism diagnosis. https://sparkforautism.org/portal/page/spark-igniting-autism-research-improving-lives/  

A Moment in the Life of a Grieving Parent

For all the parents who live this moment, every moment of every day & In loving memory of my son, Bridger Wayne Hogan (May 20, 1993-April 19, 2011…you will forever be in my heart!   Since beginning this journey they call “surviving the loss of your child” I have learned so many things.  I’ve learned…

Family Support Network of Eastern NC and NICU Follow-up Clinic

The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic (NFC) located in the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital is a long-standing joint partnership between East Carolina University School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center.  Since the early 1980’s the NFC has focused on improving outcomes and reducing disabilities of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates.  The clinic monitors the…

ADHD or Autism? Does it matter?

The lack of focus, noise and confusion common to these disorders is also common to diagnosing them. Do we even need to diagnose? Many just say since there is no cure for either we should focus on treating the symptoms. In my experience, a definitive diagnosis is helpful when deciding many issues. Should you medicate?…

Summer Camp Directory 2017

Summer camp provides a unique opportunity for growth and development, and provides a period of summertime respite for parents and caregivers. The camp experience may be especially valuable for children who have special needs, as they can be isolated from some of the social experiences that other children take for granted. The camps in this…

Empowering Families

LISTEN, HOPE, EMPOWER Dedicated to helping families who have a child with special needs. The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina, Inc, provides emotional support and resource information for families who have a child with a disability, chronic illness, premature birth and for families who have experienced the death of a child.The Family Support…

Thank You, St. James Shawl Ministry

  5/18/2017 St. James has again brought us a donation of the most beautiful, delicate blankets and hats for the NICU babies at Vidant Children’s Hospital. We do appreciate this group and the dedication they have for the newborns.   2016 A big thank you to the St. James Prayer Shawl Ministry that made blankets…

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration!   Thanks to ASA Violins for their donation to the Festival of Trees! Professional and Student Violins, Violas, and Cellos. Their instruments are made with the precision and craftsmanship of an era by gone. Constructed with aged maple, spruce, ebony, and other exotic hardwood appointments, the final instrument is one whose…

Volunteer Award Recipients

Ricky and Beverly Hines – Given the Family Support Network of Eastern NC recognized for their outstanding contribution and encouragement to families in eastern North Carolina, during and after their son’s hospital stay in NICU at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Memorial. Joan Adams – Given the…

Mitchell Picton Awarded $1000 Pitt Community College Scholarship

The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina is proud to announce that Mitchell Picton has received a $1000 scholarship.  Mitchell will be attending Pitt Community College in the fall of 2010 and is a graduate of Farmville Central High School.  His future goals are to work as a game warden or wildlife officer after…