Educational and related issues
Please note.  We have chosen to list a wide range of interests in this category since those interested in one issue may be likely to want to know about another.
ASK (Absolutely Special Kids).  Parents who have children who may or may not have special needs who have banded together to share and have a good time in a relaxed setting. It functions as the PTA for UCP [United Cerebral Palsy] Childrens Center; they have an inclusive program for children 6 months to pre-K as well as an after school program. Both programs are for children with and without disabilities. Call Carla at 704-522-9912 ext 0 Mon-Fri 7:30a-5:30p.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder).  CHADD has two meetings at the same time and the same place; one is for parents and teachers and the other is for adults living with ADHD. The groups share information, mutual emotional support, and learn of new resources and developments. Call for a detailed recorded upate at 704-551-9120 any time any day. http://www.chadd.net/template.cfm?affid=620&p=about
Charlotte Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Meetup Group.  This group provides a place tos hare with and learn from others with attention issues. They are welcoming and non-judgmental; they meet monthly as described at their website where you can find a calendar, group reviews, and a history to determine whether this is a group that might interest you. No phone contacts available for this group. http://www.meetup.com/Charlotte-Adult-ADD-Meetup-Group/
Charlotte Area Homeschool Club (Meetup).  This is a group for homeschoolers and unschoolers (a philosophy rejecting compulsory structured schooling in favor of nature life experiences). Although the group is only 2 months old, it has 45 members and has had 2 meetings. No phone contacts available for this group. http://www.meetup.com/Charlotte-Area-Homeschool-Club/
CHEA - Charlotte Home Educators Association.  CHEA has multiple groups around Charlotte and surrounding counties for parents who are educating, or who are considering educating, their children at home. Please check the website for important details. No phone contacts available for this group. http://www.cheaonline.com/
Concord Home Schooling - Support and Curriculum Sharing (Meetup).  This groiup of parents focuses on helping members provide strong academics in a safe and loving atmosphere. Founded in 2013, as of this listing they have 26 memberes and 11 past meetings. No phone contacts available for this group. http://www.meetup.com/Concord-Secular-Home-School-Support-and-Curriculum-Sharing/
Learning Disabilities Association (Inactive).  For decades we have had a chapter of LDA in Charlotte; they were the first group we listed back in 1989. The group assisted hundreds and hundreds of parents who felt lost with a gazillion questions about raising their children. A few years ago the group ceased meeting. Please check the other groups listed in this category; of course, if you want more personal service, please contact us. No phone contacts available for this group.
Meetup.com listing of groups for education and related issues.  Meetup.com provides a website listing support groups and other activities. We review the site periodically but if you dont find what you want here, you may wish to look there for recently formed groups. http://www.meetup.com/find/?keywords=school&x=0&y=0&country=us&zip=28203&userFreeform=Charlotte%2C+NC%2C+USA&searchfrom=topnav&jsCountry=us&op=search&sort=default
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