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.
Brian Pugliese, QP
Brian graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Parks and Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation. Brian started Volunteering for a summer camp for adults with special needs while in high school. While attending college Brian worked as a Hab Tech with children with Autism. While attending UNC Greensboro, Brian focused on programming planning and inclusion planning for individuals with disabilities. Upon graduation Brian continued to work as a Hab Tech with adults with special needs and spent time as a QP for a Group Home for children with Autism. Brian is proficient in American Sign Language and also has experience writing and implementing social stories. Brian is in the process of working toward his Master’s degree in healthcare Administration. Brian is excited to continue to enhance ASMW supports and to expand the services and events provided to our recipients, families and team members.
Sarah Parham, Office Manager
Sarah studied Journalism at Western Carolina University as well as Business Administration at Haywood Community College. 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. Sarah also served as a Special Olympic coach and volunteer. She is passionate about the services we provide and making a difference!