What is COLORS?
Children’s Organizations Linking Opportunities, Resources, and Support (COLORS) is the name of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council of Cumberland County. COLORS was formed in 1987 as a council working together to assist families who may have concerns about the development of their children (ages birth to five years).
What is the mission of COLORS?
COLORS will facilitate access to a comprehensive system of early intervention services for children birth to five.
What does COLORS do in the community?
COLORS promotes the development of a comprehensive system of early intervention services and assists families in finding services in Cumberland County for children birth to five years of age who are at risk or have a developmental concern or special need. COLORS links services by providing central contacts for referrals based on age and civilian/military status.
The goals of COLORS are to:
- Promote community awareness through child find and transition activities.
- Identify needs and facilitate training of parents and professionals.
- Strengthen parent and service provider involvement.
- Contribute to decision-making processes regarding community issues affecting children.
Who can be a COLORS representative?
Representatives may include, but are not limited to:
- Parents or family members of a child with a disability,
- Local residents who are interested in the needs of children.
- Individuals who represent agencies or organizations that provide services to young children.
How can I become a COLORS representative?
- Visit a monthly meeting.
What is my role as a COLORS representative?
- Attend monthly meetings.
- Participate in council activities.
- Join a COLORS subcommittee.
When and where does COLORS meet?
COLORS meets the first Thursday of each month (except July) at 8:30 a.m. at the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) located at 1211-A Ireland Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304.