Children’s Developmental Services Agency

Parents or caregivers with very young children who suspect that their child may have developmental delays or special needs should reach out to CDSA. The agency provides eligible children with physical and occupational therapies, special instruction, speech and language support, and other essential interventions as well as service coordination to help a child thrive in their early years.

Children will be evaluated by trained professionals to determine eligibility for the program’s free or sliding-scale services based on the needs of the child.

Who We Serve:

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 Can You Get Services:

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

How To Get Connected:

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




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


Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, Uses translation service for other languages

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