Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS)

Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS) is developmental intervention uniquely designed to enhance cognitive, physical, behavioral, self-help, social-emotional, and language skills. This rehabilitative therapy for infants and toddlers is “play with a purpose.” CBRS is one service available to support children and families from birth to age three who have been determined eligible by the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) for the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program.


This service is provided to meet the cognitive, communication, social/emotional, and adaptive development needs of the child.

  • Cognitive – This refers to the acquisition, organization, and ability to process and use information.
  • Communication – This includes expressive and receptive communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Social/Emotional Skills – This refers to interpersonal relationship abilities. This includes interactions and relationships with parent(s) and caregivers, other family members, adults and peers, as well as behavioral characteristics, e.g., passive, active, curious, calm, anxious, and irritable.
  •  Adaptive Development – This refers to the ability to function independently within the environment and the child’s competency with daily living activities such as sucking, eating, dressing, playing, etc., as appropriate for the child’s age.
  • Physical [gross and fine motor] – This service refers to abilities with tasks requiring large and small muscle coordination, strength, stamina, flexibility, and motor development appropriate for the developmental age.


Visit the North Carolina Early Intervention website for more information on the CDSA in your area and the NC Infant Toddler program.


Eligibility for the program is based on:

To determine eligibility, for more information, or to apply for this program, please contact QHCS at (704)394-8968.