Tailored Plans will start October 1, 2023
NC Medicaid changed the start date for Tailored Plans to October 1, 2023. Until October 1, 2023, you will keep getting services the way you do now. 

Information and processes on this page will be changing in the weeks to come. 
Learn about Tailored Plan here

Great news! NC Health Choice will automatically move to NC Medicaid on April 1, 2023. Some benefits will be better; the rest will stay the same. Look for your new Medicaid ID card in March. Questions? Go to NC Health Choice Move to Medicaid or call Member & Recipient Services at 1-877-685-2415.


After-School Programs

Young man working in woodAfter-school programs give children and teenagers the chance to learn and connect with others of the same age. Yet for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, finding programs that provide that chance while meeting their unique developmental needs can be a challenge. Children deserve play, social, and wellness activities that are inclusive for people of all abilities. Trillium partnered with Easterseals UCP and Autism Society of NC to develop the Easterseals UCP EMPOWER and Autism Society of NC’s Social Recreation after-school programs across our region.

These programs offer children the opportunity to have fun with other youth the same age while getting skills that are important for becoming an adult. Families can receive additional support for their children and teens with locations close to schools with an operating schedule that is typical of afterschool and summer camp programs. Check back on this page as new programs and locations become available.

Capacity may change to reflect COVID numbers in our region. Contact Site Directors to apply.

Easterseals UCP EMPOWER

EMPOWER After-school programs are for individuals with an I/DD diagnosis. Programs in Elizabeth City, New Bern, and Wilmington serve students from kindergarten through senior year of high school. The Ahoskie program serves children ages 3 through high school graduation. The EMPOWER Summer Moore Center in Greenville serves children ages 3 through 8th grade.

A new EMPOWER After-school location coming soon to Jacksonville.

Students ages 16 and up can also participate in Transition to Employment programs as an after-school program. Visit the Adult Transition Programs page

Call or email the program directors below to begin the application process. Additional information can also be found on the  EMPOWER Afterschool Programs website.

Site Director Contacts

Autism Society of North Carolina

Social Recreation Program (Greenville, Newport, Wilmington, and Winterville)

The Autism Society of North Carolina offers after-school programs for school-age children with autism. It is available from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. each week day during the school year. Programs are located in Newport, Winterville, and Wilmington. Learn more on the Autism Society of North Carolina website.

Call or email the site directors below for more information.

Site Director Contacts

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