Lifespan – Abilities Illuminated

Special Instruction

Special Instruction, formerly Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS), is a developmental intervention for children from birth to age three to address identified deficits in a child’s mental or physical health in order to enhance cognitive, physical, behavioral, social-emotional, and verbal skills. LIFESPAN Professionals provide learning activities in a natural setting to enhance development and growth and offer parent/caregiver coaching for consistency and developmental progress of the child.

LIFESPAN is authorized by the following CDSAs to provide services in the counties listed. Please contact the CDSA to determine your eligibility.

Mecklenburg CDSA
704-336-7130
Mecklenburg County

Concord CDSA
704-786-9181
Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, Union Counties

Greensboro CDSA
336-334-5601
Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham Counties

Shelby CDSA
704-480-5440
Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Polk, Rutherford Counties

Winston-Salem CDSA
336-716-2372
Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin Counties

Western North Carolina CDSA
828-251-6091
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, Transylvania Counties

Program Director
Amy Ford

704-944-5106