There are many resources for families or individuals with disabilities in the the surrounding areas of Mitchell County. Here are just a few of the local resources available:
The Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance
The mission of the Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance is to help create a
community that will be educated, supportive and inclusive of individuals with Down Syndrome.
Curt Euler, President
Aktion Club of Mayland
Aktion Club is open to any adult, age 18 years or older who has a disability and is interested in performing community service and having fun. Every Aktion Club annually elects its own officers and organizes its members into committees.
Aktion Club meetings are similar to Kiwanis meetings, are conducted once a week or every two weeks, and last about one hour. A meeting may include business discussions, informative or educational programs, entertainment, and refreshments
Shortbus Studio: Intuitive Art Gallery
Yancey Residential Services is a private, non-profit agency which provides a variety of programs and services to individuals with serious developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome.
The agency recently opened an outsider art gallery called Shortbus Studio. The gallery provides adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to express their natural artistic ability and sense of humor. The gallery allows these artists to publicly present original designs, and to generate funds to help support this project.
414 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC