Concerns About a Child’s Development or Milestones

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The following programs offer assessment and/or services for children with developmental delays or identified disabilities, and a variety of support for their families. This is also a good place to start if an adult is concerned about a child’s development and would like to learn more or pursue developmental evaluation (testing).

Celebrating and Honoring Neurodiversity through summer camps, play groups, and training programs.
Who is Eligible:

Children (especially autistic or neurodivergent children) and their families

Where are services offered?

Burch Avenue Park; new playgroup to start soon at the Jewish Community Center

Cost: 

Free

Our current playgroup is free. We may be adding an additional playgroup/music on Friday afternoons that is donation-based.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Please feel free to email us at hello@allneurotypes.com. We’ll respond within 3 business days and add you to the email list.

Learn More:

allneurotypes.com

We partner with you to build strong, loving relationships with your young children, ages 0-5, to heal and protect them from life’s many stresses and challenges.
Who is Eligible:

Child First is available for families with children ages 0-5 who are Medicaid recipients residing in Durham.

Where are services offered?

Child First is an in-home service that provides trauma informed therapy tailored to your family’s needs.

Cost: 

Medicaid-funded

Services are available in the following language(s): English
How to initiate or access services:
Call James Turner, Clinician Supervisor, at 336.402.3679 or
Email: jturner@chsnc.org, or
Fill out the online intake form here: CS Child First Request for Service
Evaluation, service coordination and intervention (therapies) for children 0-3 with suspected or confirmed developmental delays.
Who is Eligible:

A child and their family are eligible for supports and services if the child is younger than age three and has a suspected developmental delay or an established developmental condition

Where are services offered?

Services may be provided in a family’s home, childcare setting or other community settings

Cost: 

Free

Free (evaluation and service coordination) and sliding scale for other services, based on financial need

 

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Parents, caregivers or other involved professionals can make a referral by calling the Durham CDSA Referral Coordinator at 919-866-2847. For a full list of services and other frequently asked questions, please visit beearly.nc.gov.

 

Learn More:

beearly.nc.gov

 

Referrals, evaluation and short-term treatment for children and young adults experiencing behavioral or mental health challenges.
Who is Eligible:

Duke Children’s Evaluation Center serves infants, children and young adults (ages 0-25)

Where are services offered?

Duke Children’s Evaluation Center is located in Durham at 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, the Pavilion East at Lakeview Building; free parking is available for patients.

Cost: 

Coverage for mental health services will vary based on your health insurance plan.

Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

To make an appointment for an evaluation, call 919-385-3232 and leave a message with the child’s name, date of birth and behavioral health insurance provider. An intake staff member will return your call as soon as possible.

Evaluation and early intervention services for children aged 3-5 in Durham County with suspected or identified developmental or learning delays
Who is Eligible:

Children ages 3 to 5 in Durham County

Where are services offered?

Services are provided in a number of settings in Durham

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

English-speaking parents should contact Leslie Greene at 919-560-3933 to begin the evaluation process. Spanish-speaking families can contact Erica Manning at 919-560-2673. Visit dpsnc.net/Page/268 for more information.

Learn More:

dpsnc.net

Network of peer support for families of children with special needs, led by parents with lived experience.
Who is Eligible:

Families of children and young adults with disabilities

Where are services offered?

Family Support Network affiliates are located across the state

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Check out fsnnc.org for more information or call our ACCESS Health Information line at 1-800-852-0042

Learn More:

fsnnc.org

A website and resource guide for families who have concerns about their child’s development and those who have children with special health care needs or disabilities.
Who is Eligible:

Families of young children with disabilities or special health care needs, the professionals who serve them, and anyone who is concerned about a child’s development

Where are services offered?

Resources on this website are available statewide

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish
How to initiate or access services:

ncfamilynavigation.org is easy to access by computer, tablet and phone

Guidance for child care or recreational programs on how to best to support and include children with developmental disabilities.
Who is Eligible:

Parents of children with developmental disabilities, childcare organizations and providers serving children ages 3-18.

Where are services offered?

Free consultation and training services are available in Wake and Durham Counties. Fee-for-service training options are available both in-person and virtually at any location. Webinars are also available on the Community Partnerships, Inc. website at communitypartnerships.org

Cost: 

Free
Services are available in the following language(s): English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages
How to initiate or access services:

Contact Jenna Tarleton at 919-630-3178 or jtarleton@communitypartnerships.org to get started.

Partners in Inclusion will access an interpreter for families who speak languages other English and Spanish.

English
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