Center for Developmental Services

Rating: 4.79 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

Location: 29 North Academy Street Greenville SC 29601 USA

Mission: Our vision is to ensure that individuals with developmental needs and their families reach their full potential. The main goal of the CDS Partnership is to be the premier community resource for children and families affected by developmental challenges, and to expedite and streamline access to the services they need to reach their full potential by improving coordination and communication between service providers, both inside and outside the facility walls.
Target demographics: Any child on the pediatric spectrum (birth to 18) with developmental delays or disabilities.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2012, CDS served more than 6,500 different families in the Upstate of South Carolina, and soon expect that number to exceed 7,000.
Geographic areas served: Upstate of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson Counties), Western North Carolina, Northern Georgia
Programs: Central Intake & Scheduling, Bilingual Support Services, Shared Medical Records, Media/Resource Library, and a community collaboration System of Care.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

Invaluable resource to the Greenville community. As a preschool director for many years, I relied on CDS services. Great organization!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am the Director of a local non-profit preschool and kindergarten program. We serve children from 6 months to 6 six years. The CDS is a wonderful resource to our community. I have recommended several children over the years to be tested for services through CDS and have seen these children reap the benefits from working with these specialists. Early intervention is key to a child's success and having the CDS available to families in our community is priceless. Many families could not afford the therapy that their child needs any other way. Thank you to each and every one of the special people that work at the CDS.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Not only do we receive therapy here we also see developmental pediatrics and my daughter goes to the wonder cwnter daily. Having all of these programs and more under one roof has created such a routine for us that everyone is like family. From the receptionist who looks like a bigger version of my daughter to mr willy giving high fives as he walks by. Cathy at developmental peds who listens to my every woe and makes things possible. To the wonder center staff who shower your little one with hugs and kisses as soon as you walk in the door! I love everything about this place and everyone is always so happy. Makes my day!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We first walked in the door of CDS when our daughter was 5 months old. We were there for a NICU clinic where developmental pediatric nurses and physical therapists evaluate children in an effort to catch developmental delays as early as possible. Over the next few years, CDS would become our home away from home, with Emma spending as much as 25-30 hours a week in speech, occupational and physical therapy and special education preschool settings.

We have benefited from the services provided by almost every partner agency in the almost 8 years since that first visit. I am convinced that Emma has received the highest quality care and that her treatment is enhanced by the close cooperation from the various agencies.

As the parent of a child who literally trembles whenever we go to a doctor's office, I love the way Emma lights up when we walk in the door, the way she asks to go to therapy and the way she walks around the facility with confidence - not fear.

Our entire family has been treated with respect, compassion and friendship. The therapists, teachers, physicians and support staff have been with us through the frustration when we didn't have a diagnosis and the questions we didn't have answers to when the diagnosis was made.

No one has ever assumed Emma couldn't do something based on her diagnosis. She's been challenged to reach her highest potential.

And she's been loved.

What more could any parent ask?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our daughter has exceeded every expectation we had. She now speaks, writes, rides a bike - all sorts of things that we didn't know she'd be able to do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

When the Center for Developmental Services first opened, I really didn't understand the concept. My twins had been receiving services daily from several of the client partners. Between the two of them we had at least 8 trips a week to various locations around Greenville. When i was first told that all of the appointments would now be housed in a single location I thought that meant that we would be changing therapists and teachers. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the consolidation was to make MY life easier. Changes in our health care had until that point had usually made the providers life easier not the patients. This was an amazing improvement. I could now go to the same central point each day. Wow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

making my life as a mother of a pair of premature twins easier.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Okay

How did you find this group?

the service providers we were currently using became client partners

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

they savid us a ton of money by recommending the TEFRA program for my twins

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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Rating: 5 stars  

CDS has been very helpful to my son and me. We have been using kidnetics speech therapy for about a year and Baby Net for about 3 months. Both programs have been very succssful and benificial to my son's specific needs. They both are very knowlegdable in answering any questions that I have had. They are very quick to get back to me with setting up appointments for evaluation or therapy sessions or any questions or concerns I had.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

succes of speech development progression with my 2 year old son.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make te occupatonal therapy program more available for speed of evaluation and beginning services. I have been waiting for opportunity for my son to be evaluated and receive OT for 2 months, his appointment is still a month away.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My son was diagnosed with pplagiocephaly around 8 months old. We worked with several wonderful organizations after his diagnosis including Center for Developmental Services. Soon after diagnosis, he was evaluated by CDS to make sure he was not behind developmentally (both mentally and physically). He was then placed in physical therapy and was back up to speed in only a couple months. The staff was wonderful! They were professional, organized, and very thorough in answering any questions I had.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Son was evaluated and given an action plan to improve development.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I originially came to the CDC when my child was only 3 and not developing his language and motorskills as he should. He was quickly diagnosed and appropriate services were started in speech and OT. They then followed us through and helped place us in an approprirate 4k program with the school system. Now that we are in school and having learning problems we have been able to again utilize the services through Clarity to get wonderful tutoring in an amazingly nurturing and caring atmosphere. Everyone here has ALWALYS been friendly and helpful at every level. I consistently recommend friends an colleagues to this Center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my son grow and learn even with challenges.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of a signle one

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

As an OT with Kidnetics, I enjoy working in such a unique setting. My immediate co-workers in Kidnetics are knowledgable, professional, and always available for dynamic therapy brainstorming. My CDS co-workers are just as wonderful to work with. Everyone is always pleasant and willing to help with problem solving. I love that we have access to such great resources right outside my office door.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Successful patient gains in functional skills from handwriting to movement to play to sensory integration. Increased confidence in parents' understanding and ability to facilitate developmental skills in their child.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Faciliate more teamwork in new and creative ways with other departments. Spread the word about CDS and ALL of its services to more people.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every since my children started here (one is in speech and one in OT) they have improved so much over the course of 3 years. The therapist here are wonderful and my kids really enjoy coming here. I remember when my son started. He wouldnt go anywhere without me. But since he's been coming to CDS, he's more independent and goes almost anywhere without me! CDS is the best!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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