Getting Started

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You know your child best, if you believe your child has a developmental delay or disability:

getting-startedContact your CDSA to make a referral. You can refer your child to the ITP by phone, fax, letter, or in person at your CDSA office.  You may access your CDSA contact information at http://www.beearly.nc.gov/.  Work with your CDSA staff as they gather information from you about your child’s development, health and medical history. Your concerns, interests and priorities will also be discussed. To determine if your child will benefit from ITP supports and services, evaluations and assessments must be completed. The information gathered will show your child’s strengths and any areas of development that might benefit from early intervention.
Once your child is proven eligible, you may choose to enroll in the ITP. If you decide to enroll in the ITP, remember that you are your child’s first and best teacher and advocate. Make the choice to be an active participant in the program to help guide important decisions about your child and the supports and services he or she may need.