1170 South Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 564-5650 office
(828) 564-5657 fax
Our Waynesville office opened in December 2011.
A Small Miracle Waynesville ‘s office provides Innovation Wavier (I/DD) Services to children and adults living in the Waynesville and the surrounding areas. We have a 3,000 sq. ft building, where we offer Day Support Services year round. The Day Program is open Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm. Our Day Program offers an art & crafts room full of special projects, a computer lab, a game room with a Nintendo Wii, and Karaoke. We also have a classroom space where different life skills classes are held. We have a sensory room that contains a variety of supports used for tactile stimulation and soft music. This room can provide either an environment for relaxation or stimulation. In addition to the various instructional rooms, we also offer on-site activities such as art classes, Karaoke, cooking class, exercise class, community outings, and various socialization opportunities that vary throughout the month and year.
A Small Miracle, Waynesville also offers Periodic (community and home) services, and Innovations Waiver Services to include, Community Networking, Supported Employment, Community Living Support (In Home Skill Building & Personal Care) and Respite. Note periodic services and specific the days/hours and frequency are tailored to meet each individuals needs and Individualized Support Plan. Our staff work hard to ensure the individuals are involved in their community and have the supports need within their home to allow them to aspire to their dreams and goals.
A Small Miracle Waynesville is also proud to offer Alternative Family Living (AFL) to both adults and children with Developmental Disabilities. We have wonderful individuals that open not only their home but their family and heart to individuals that need additional care in an alternative family living arrangement. Our AFL families provider 24 hour care in their home and embrace the service recipient into their family.
Nicole has been working in the IDD and mental health world since college when she began her career as a treatment technician with children on the Autism spectrum. Feeling a draw and a connection to the individuals she was working with, Nicole stayed in the field, serving as a music therapist, direct care worker, QP, mobile crisis responder, and supervisor for individuals with special needs, and their families. Nicole is a straight-forward problem solver who strives to help each individual she serves and staff she supervises reach his/her full potential and live the life they want to live. She received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Nicole moved to North Carolina in 2014 after falling in love with the beauty of the mountains. She enjoys whitewater kayaking, camping, hiking, and mountain biking; if she’s not in the office, she’s most likely found outdoors!
Sarah Parham, Office Manager
In high school, Sarah served as a teacher assistant for the Special Education Program. She then started as a Hab Tech in 2008 and was promoted to the Program Coordinator for an ICF/IDD facility, where she oversaw the daily running of the group home for almost ten years. Sarah also serves as a Special Olympic coach and volunteer. She is passionate about the services we provide and making a difference! Sarah is currently working on obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration. When she’s not at work, she’s out enjoying the wonderful mountains and hanging out with her dog!