Developmental Needs


Licensed Clinical Social Worker / Private Practice – Pathways to Wellness
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Behavioral Milestones

Project Enlightenment

Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood Education


American Speech Language Hearing Association
Typical Speech and Language Development

BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc.

Raleigh-based BEGINNINGS provides emotional support, information and technical assistance to parents whose children have been identified with a hearing loss. Services are free.

Care Coordination for Children

Care Coordination for Children provides case management service to families of children who are at risk for developmental delay, disability, chronic illness or social emotional disorder, and support and assistance for medical services, including periodic medical, behavioral and psychosocial evaluation, medical care, transportation and social support.

North Carolina Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program
is organizationally located in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Section, Children and Youth Branch as part of the state Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Program. The program is administered by staff in the Genetics and Newborn Screening Unit and functions in close collaboration with a number of other programs for children with special health care needs.

North Carolina Office of Education Services—Early Intervention Program for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The Early Intervention Program for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing provides services to children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind, birth to three, and their families. Concentrating on language and communication skill development, itinerant professionals provide family-centered intervention in home and daycare settings. At age three, the program works to establish a smooth transition to the local education agency.

Southeast Family Services
Southeast Family Services
provides evaluations for infants and young children who may have developmental problems. Speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychological and psychiatric services are available.


  • For the CAROLINA Parent Special Kids, Special Needs Resource Guide, click here.
  • For the Wake County Early Intervention Roadmap for Families, click here.
  • Local Children's Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) are available to help families, caregivers, and professionals serve children with special needs through our Infant Toddler Program. Click here for more information. 
  • Improving the lives of children with disabilities - Telability. Click here for more information.



The development of a child's brain holds the key to the child's future. Although the "first years last forever" in terms of the rapid development of young children's brains, the actual first years of a child's life go by very quickly. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It does more than make both of you feel good. It helps a child's brain develop and nourishes the child's potential for a lifetime.