First In Families of North Carolina

Supporting people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury and their families throughout North Carolina since 1995.

Our Mission

We are a catalyst for people with disabilities and their families in North Carolina to meet their self-determined needs by leveraging relationships and resources, and encouraging reciprocity in their communities.

Our Vision

People with disabilities and their families believe in their dreams, achieve their goals, connect in their communities, and give back to others. We assist children and adults to be more involved and contributing members of their communities by helping them:

meet current goals and plan for the future

acquire needed goods and services

find opportunities to give back to others

In the News


Double Your Donation
An anonymous donor has offered to match the next $2500 in contributions to FIFNC. Double the impact of your donation. Must be received by December 28 to qualify.


State employees can donate to FIFNC through the State Employees Combined Campaign SECC Code: 3734


Attention Adult Siblings: We need you!


FIFNC Pilots Supported Decision-Making Tool as Alternative to Guardianship. Learn more.


Policy Report on Family Support for Aging Caregivers


GSK logo2015 GSK Impact Award Winner



2015-16 First In Families of NC Annual Report: Annual Report or text only version.


Important news for participants in the Innovations Waiver concerning your rights in the planning process. Learn more...