Children's Developmental Service Agencies
The CDSA program is offered to children ages birth to three years old. Anyone who has concerns with their child’s development can contact their local CDSA to see about having their child evaluated. Services offered include: Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy.
To find your local CDSA, click on the link above and enter your county in the blue search box in the upper left corner.
Polliwog Program- Mecklenburg County
This program serves children ages birth through five years of age (not yet attending kindergarten) who are ineligible to receive Speech, Occupational or Physical therapies from the CDSA or Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
This is a charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime max per child). You do not have to have UHC insurance to be eligible.
The Bee Mighty Fund
This non-profit provides funding for medical therapy and equipment to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit graduates. Any children that spent time in the NICU as an infant and reside in or around Charlotte may qualify.
Kids with PossAbilities
Their mission is to provide funding for therapy, assistive technology and educational scholarships for children with developmental delays in the Greater Charlotte Area.