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Refer Your Church to Host Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine 2019

Tim Tebow’s Night To Shine 2019 is now taking nominations for churches to host next year’s Night to Shine Prom!   If your church would be would like to host this wonderful event next year, you need to nominate them now!

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Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Launches #NOTBROKEN Campaign

Amy Wright, founder of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington NC, has done it again.  This woman is amazing and an inspiration to those of us that want to bring awareness and acceptance to those with IDD.   In just a few short years, she has opened up not one, but two Bitty & Beau’s Coffee shops.  One in Wilmington, NC and one in Charleston, South Carolina.

On top of that she was named CNN Person of the Year for 2017!  And now she is at it again, starting the #NOTBROKEN Movement!

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Jon Stewart gracefully highlights autism awareness when segment doesn’t go as planned

Carly Fleishmann was instrumental in changing the way that I interact and see my non-verbal son. When I heard that she was going to be on Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars, I was excited. When I heard that she was unable to do her interview with Stephen Cobert due to being distracted by pieces of confetti, I was saddened. When I read and saw how everyone handled it, I was touched.

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Welcome to the Able Buddies NC website!

Able Buddies NC is a non-profit organization, helping to bring social acceptance, awareness and interaction to our special needs friends and family!

We have created this page to be a local hub for news, information, and events for our special needs community members of Onslow and Pender Counties.
We post our Monthly Special Needs Dance flyers on our Facebook page, Special Needs Community of Onslow and Pender Counties, but felt that we needed to have a centralized place filled with local resources, to make it easier for everyone to find the information that they are looking for.

As you browse around our pages, you will find 2 very important sections. The first is our calendar of events. We invite you to send us your family friendly events and happenings within our area.
The second is Randy’s List. This list is compiled of businesses and services, which we can personally vouch for. They have either donated to our monthly dances, or we have used their business/service directly. If you know of a local business/service that you believe should be added to Randy’s List, please contact us and share your experience.

Please come back often to check out our calendar, and also watch for Able Buddies NC fundraisers and events!

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