Welcome!

For 57 years and counting, Irene Wortham Center has helped children and adults with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges lead healthier, happier, fuller and more independent lives. We believe in the value and promise of every person and strive to empower individuals to reach their full potential from birth to end of life.

Irene Wortham Center provides exceptional care to our clients and we also give family members the invaluable peace of mind knowing their loved ones are part of the Irene Wortham family.

Named after visionary Irene McLeod Wortham, the first special education teacher in Western North Carolina, Irene Wortham Center continues to champion her belief in the value and promise of every person. By partnering with the Western North Carolina community, Irene Wortham Center continues to be a leading voice for those with developmental and/or socioeconomic challenges.