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 join us for our next event: 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

PLAY MATTERS! In the Lives of Children and Adults!

Presented by Nicki Backlar, M.A.

Please check back here for more details or, if you would like to be notified of upcoming events, please email us at ACDSLosAngeles@gmail.com to be added to our email list.

Attendance Fee
Member $45.00 USD
Non-Member $50.00 USD