The Association of Child Development Specialists is a professional organization for those who foster the adaptive development of children through creative programming, preventive intervention, and public advocacy.

ACDS joins together Child Development professionals whose focus is to facilitate the adaptive development of children in the various environments that constitute their life experiences, including home, school, play, and therapeutic settings.  The Child Development Specialist represents a discipline that uses a psycho-educational approach to therapy encompassing both prevention and intervention.  This specialty includes evaluating a child’s developmental status, planning and coordinating an intervention program, providing direct counseling for children and their families, advising parents, and collaborating and consulting with other child service providers.

Please “SAVE THE DATES” for these 2017 events:

  • February 26th: Panel Discussion on “Community Resources Supporting Young Children and Families”
  • March 26th: “Children & Divorce” with Eileen Paris, Ph.D., Psy.D., MFT
  • April 23rd: Annual Networking Brunch with an expert panel discussing “Men in the Lives of Children”
  • May 21st: “Social Skills Groups for Children” with Jinous Berjis, LMFT

    Full details of each of these events will be posted
    on our UPCOMING ACDS EVENTS page when available.

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