Child Development & Behavior Consortium

South County Developmental Screening Project

Call Us at (831) 372-2730 ext. 101 ~ Hablamos español

About Us


The mission of the Child Development & Behavior Consortium is to provide screening, assessment, referral and case coordination for children from birth to age 8 in South County who may be at risk for developmental delays.

Child Development & Behavior Consortium Member Agencies include:

  • Special Kids Crusade
  • Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
  • Monterey County Behavioral Health
  • King City Union School District
  • Natividad Medical Center
  • San Andreas Regional Center

South County Developmental Screening Project Staff:

To contact CDBC team members directly, please click on the links below

Stella Lauerman, Program Manager

Prior to joining Special Kids Crusade, Stella was Director of Grants and Community Network with Easterseals Central California; Supervisor of the Special Needs/Avance Project at the Alisal Family Resource Center in Salinas; and Family Service Representative at Peaks and Valleys Family Resource Center with the Monterey County Office of Education. As a parent of a 26-year-old son with autism, she has been involved in numerous disability-related parent support organizations over the years.

Angelica Martinez, Lead Promotora

Angelica is a King City native who recently received a Master's in Social Work. She brings perfectionism, professionalism and endless enthusiasm to the Screening Project, as well as extensive experience working with preschoolers.



Guadalupe Silva, Promotora

Guadalupe lives in Greenfield. She has worked on a variety of important projects in South County, including the Citizenship Project and the creation of Chuparrosa, a support group for parents of children with developmental delays. Guadalupe brings extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and the public school special education system.