Universal MH/DD/SAS "Caring People, Caring for People
Early Intervention Program
Early Intervention provides services to infants and toddlers who have disabilities or developmental delays. Early intervention promotes the development of the child while building the strengths of the family. Services are provided by qualified educators who are experienced in working with young children with special needs, helping families incorporate developmental practices into their daily routines, and assisting families in locating needed resources in their community.

Early Intervention Information
» Early Intervention Brochure (PDF)


Amy Willis, Early Intervention
Universal MH/DD/SAS's Early Intervention Program Offers:
  • Help building cognitive ability, fine/gross motor skills, language, self-help, and social emotional development through a variety of playful activities
  • Provide community resources such as area playgroups, parks, educational resource stores, and a community resource newsletter for families
  • Hands-on and One on One interactive learning approach to obtain maximum growth and achievement
  • Many Years of Experience
  • Baby Sign Language
  • Flexibility in Scheduling
  • Activities tailored for each child's individual needs




For More information on Universal MH/DD/SAS's Early Intervention Program in Eastern NC or to find out how the referral process works, please contact Tonya Venable in one of the following ways:

Tonya Venable
Phone: 919-872-3888 ext. 213
Cell: 919-451-8616
Fax: 919-872-3322
Mailing Address: 3900 Barrett Drive Suite 311, Raleigh, NC 27609


For More information on Universal MH/DD/SAS's Early Intervention Program in Western NC or to find out how the referral process works, please contact Amber Anderson in one of the following ways:

Amber Anderson
Phone: 828-438-0006 ext. 206
Cell: 828-764-3039
Fax: 828-438-0616
Mailing Address: 223 Avery Ave, Morganton, NC 28655


Resources for Parents
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Early Intervention Team


  Tonya Venable
Tonya Venable is the Early Intervention Coordinator for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Tonya!



  Amber Anderson
Amber Anderson is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Amber!






  Angela Ellison
Angela Ellison is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Angela!


  Melinda Gilbert
Melinda Gilbert is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Melinda!


  Brittany Grooms
Brittany Grooms is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Brittany!


  Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn Henderson is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Carolyn!


  Kori Lester
Kori Lester is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Kori!


  Candace Looper
Candace Looper is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Candace!


  Erin Marley
Erin Marley is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Erin!


  Rachel Moss
Rachel Moss is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Rachel!


  Nikki Parker
Nikki Parker is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Nikki!


  Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Jamie!


  Leslie Williams
Leslie Williams is an Early Intervention Infant/Toddler Specialist for Universal. Click here for an introduction to Leslie!