Developmental Assessment and Care

Developmental Assessment and Care

The Developmental and Behavioral Services Resource Guide is solely intended to provide information to patients and their families about public and private agency resources which serve the needs of children with developmental and behavioral issues. The Guide should not be considered an endorsement of any program or service. Patients and their families are advised to carefully consider such resources in consultation with their personal physician.

Avenue HomeCare, Inc.
Address: 1230 W. Morehead Street, Suite 110 • Charlotte, NC
Phone: (704) 971-2800 Fax: (704) 527-6616
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Provide pediatric rehabilitation and therapy services including PT, OT, and respite care.

Blue Ridge Behavior Systems, Inc.
Professional: Madalyn Tyson, PhD
Address: Office Visits: 16147 Lancaster Hwy., Suite 110 • Charlotte, NC 28277
Address: Mailing: 16426 Hawfield Woods Lane • Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 540-4291, Ext. 1 Fax: (704) 541-0319
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: No Insurance: Yes

Comments: Specializing in children and adolescents, all issues related to behavioral, emotional and educational issues; family therapy; parent training; adults for some issues related to adjustment and relationships; also specializing in persons with developmental disabilities, autism, asperger’s disorder, LD, ADHD, sexual abuse; custody and visitation issues.

Carolina Center for Development and Rehabilitation
Professional: Ervin Batchelor, PhD, ABPP/CN, Diplomate, Am. Board of Professional Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology
Address: 1718 E. Fourth Street, Suite 702 • Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 372-5997 Fax: (704) 372-2330
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Provides evaluation and treatment of children ages five and up with congenital abnormalities and acquired brain injury. No longer performs ADHD or LD evaluations.

Carolinas Rehabilitation
Address: 1100 Blythe Blvd. • Charlotte, NC, 28203
Phone: (704) 355-4300 Fax: (704) 355-8837
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Services to patients from birth to adulthood. Provide inpatient acute physical rehabilitation and outpatient physical rehabilitation including OT, PT, ST, and psychology services, neuropsychology services, psychiatrist services, cognitive education, social work, clinical care management, individual and group treatments, recreation therapy and driver evaluations.

Charlotte TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) Center
Address: 5701 Executive Center Drive • Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: (704) 563-4103 Fax: (704) 563-4112
Web site:
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: No Insurance: No

Comments: Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and training in autism. All ages are eligible for services. This is a state supported agency. Services are free for NC residents. Fees apply for out-of-state referrals. For out-of-state referrals, the initial screening is free. Fees apply for diagnosis, evaluation and treatment. Fees are payable in advance of sessions. It is up to the family to apply for insurance reimbursement.

Child and Family Development
Midtown Address: 4012 Park Road, Suite 200 • Charlotte NC 28209
Phone: (704) 332-4834 Fax: (704) 372-9653
South Charlotte Address: 10516 Park Road • Charlotte NC 28210
(704) 541-9080 Fax: (704) 542- 0699
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: Yes (speech therapist only) Insurance: Yes

Comments: Since 1980, their team of more than 30 therapists has helped Charlotte-area families. Multi-disciplinary services: occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy, as well as educational assessment and tutoring and psychological assessment and counseling. Specialties: ASD Clinic, ADHD Clinic, child psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, social skills programs. Offices near Park Road Shopping Center and CMC-Pineville. Accept and file private pay, in-network (Aetna, BCBS) and out-of-network benefits.

Cyzner Institute
Address: 7022 Sardis Road • Charlotte, NC 28270
Phone: (704) 366-8260 Fax: (704) 366-8210

Comments: Therapeutic center for children with special needs. Many services offered including weekday school, evaluations, training in academic skills, parent coaching, OT, case management, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and biomedical services.

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina
Address: 8430 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 100 • Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: (704) 566-6040
Sliding Scale: Yes Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Provide a wide variety of services for patient’s birth- adult. Services include group homes I and II, respite, personal care, day care center, OT, PT, ST, residential placement, developmental services.

Mecklenburg County Children's Developmental Services - Dr. Carlton G. Watkins Center
Address: 3500 Ellington Street • Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: (704) 336-7100 Intake: (704) 336-7130 Fax: (704) 336-2423

Huntersville Annex: 12105 Verhoeff Drive
Phone: (704) 432-3063 Fax: (704) 432-0748

For more information about early intervention in North Carolina:
Sliding Scale: Yes Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: The Dr. Carlton G. Watkins Center is the local Child Developmental Services Agency (CDSA). The CDSA is responsible for Together We Grow, the NC Infant-Toddler program serving children birth to age three. The program provides child and family evaluation, service planning, and child service coordination for eligible children with a known or suspected developmental delay or disorder. The Watkins Center provides/administers the provision of treatment and family support services needed for each child. The program receives referrals from families and health care providers. Fees are not assessed to families for child service coordination or evaluation services. No one is denied service based on inability to pay.

Mecklenburg County Health Department Child Service Coordination Program
Address: 2845 Beatties Ford Road • Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 336-5458
Sliding Scale: No Medicaid: No Insurance: No

Comments: This program serves Mecklenburg County residents birth to age five that meet risk conditions determined by the State. The CSC staff provides teaching, guidance, developmental assessments and assists families in learning how to stimulate their children and help them maintain normal growth and development. Income is not a consideration for services.

Novant Health Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Professionals: Barbara E. Kissam, MD, and Caitlin N. Rissler, NP
Address: 1900 Randolph Road, Suite 1014 • Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 316-1155 Fax: (704) 316-1160
Sliding Scale: Yes Medicaid: Yes Insurance: Yes

Comments: Ages 0-22, 90 minute intake evaluations and close followup, coordination of services, medical management, behavioral counseling. Services/conditions treated: autism spectrum disorders, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety/OCD/panic, ODD, bipolar disorder, reactive attachment disorder, developmental delay, various genetic disorders (such as Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Angelmans, Prader Willi, etc.), NICU grads with developmental issues, behavioral problems.

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Early Childhood Intervention
Address: 200 Hawthorne Lane • Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 384-4000

Comments: Provides early identification, referral and enrollment of infants and children aged birth to 36 months with developmental delays and established medical conditions in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area at all three Presbyterian Hospital locations to the NC Infant Toddler program while increasing awareness, education and peer support of children with special needs.