The Community Developmental Services Program (CDS) provides comprehensive services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, autism, and/or other pervasive developmental disorders. CDS is the designated agency for services for all of Washington County.
All individuals receiving supports from CDS are assigned a Service Coordinator (Case Manager) who is responsible for the persons Individual Support Agreement, and assists the individual in achieving success in their own community.
How Do I Access Services?
Start by calling (802) 479-5012 x265 and speak to our friendly Intake Coordinator. You will be asked what kind of services you are seeking and depending on your answer (children’s services, developmental services) you will be directed to the correct person. You may also be asked some routine questions and to schedule a brief interview to begin the process of accessing services. In order to receive Developmental Services, you need to be Medicaid eligible. WCMHS can help you apply for Medicaid, if you do not have it in place, and will work with you to access the services you may need.