Community Involvement


A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina,

2017-10-24 08:31:17 admin

Please find, below, the link to A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina, a publication of the Duke University School of Law.

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2017-05-11 10:04:51 admin


On a typical day the Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. is contacted and the stories often go like this: “Suddenly, I found my life turned upside down, the hospital called and my child had been in an accident.”  Another story may start with, “What had been a normal pregnancy turned into an unexpected premature delivery.”   Or, “I kept telling myself that all children develop at different rates and all would be ok, then the doctor said he wanted to run some test”.

Since 1987, the Family Support Network™ of Eastern NC Inc., a private non-profit, has been providing free services to families in eastern NC.  We provide emotional support and resource information to families of children with special needs, chronic illness, and premature birth. Each year one-to-one support is provided to over 1000 new families and another 3000 families receive follow-ups.  Our trained peer mentors (support parents) and staff provide a “listening ear” for parents as they begin a journey that may be filled with uncertainty and/or unfamiliar challenges.     Parents that have been in a similar situation are a wealth of information and can be a great resource to others as they navigate the multiple systems of care.  Each story is unique, no two people are the same, but having someone Listen, provide Hope, and Empower families is priceless.

Please contact us for more information.

Brenda Boberg

Executive Director

Family Support Network of Eastern NC


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ECU Visit

2016-09-20 15:26:56 admin

Brenda Boberg recently visited the campus of East Carolina University and spoke to classes regarding the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina’s mission.

ECU class Sept 7 2016 (1)

ECU class

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Family Autism Center

2016-05-18 06:38:20 admin

Family Autism Center

Dr. Mike Reichel and Paula Bowen at the Family Autism Center have been a great sponsor of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc. for several years.

Owen Ashcraft has Aspergers Syndrome which is on the autism spectrum and has written a book to help others understand how he sees and understands what is happening around him.

About the Book

Owen is a 10-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who uses funny stories and anecdotes to describe what’s going on in his brain.…/31ee180bb6e283386db93d53069b2fc0236a


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Families Realizing Resources Together

2014-06-23 04:15:02 admin

New Bern NC, June 13-15, for families who have a child, 2-12 years of age with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities.


June 13-15

2-12 years of age with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Wonderful Families at New Bern ConferenceThe Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina had the opportunity to be with families in New Bern NC, at the “Families Realizing Resources Together”. A wonderful group of families, some we were meeting for the first time, and others we have known for years. Thank you to East Carolina Behavioral Health for inviting us to attend the conference enabling us to be available to provide support and resources for families.

New Bern NC Conference

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