Children's Developmental Services Agency
The Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) is a regional early intervention center for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays. It offers evaluation, treatment, service coordination, and consultation services to families of children birth to 36 months of age that live in Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties.
Providing Early Intervention Supports
and Services to Families
The CDSA is the lead agency for the Early Intervention Infant-Toddler Program in North Carolina. The Infant-Toddler Program offers Early Intervention services for children birth through 36 months of age with a developmental delay or disorder. The Infant-Toddler Program delivers services outlined in Federal law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA, Part C). The Winston-Salem CDSA provides services to families in six counties: Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin. The Winston-Salem CDSA main office is at Amos Cottage, which is the central location of all Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics. Our offices are at:
To promote the importance of families in guiding the services of children with special needs, the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program believes that:
A child develops best if viewed first as a child, rather than as a child with special needs.
Children and families grow and develop, so services should change to meet their needs and choices.
As children are best supported within the family, the family is best supported within the community.
Children with special needs are best served in settings that are used by all children.
Family beliefs and values are important, as is the cultural (religious, ethnic, and racial) background of the family.
Teamwork among families and service providers guides services.