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Center for Developmental Services

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Causes: Children & Youth, Health, Human Services, Pediatrics, Rehabilitative Care

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 2016, CDS served more than 6,800 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: Bilingual Support Services, Media/Resource Library, Intake and Case Management, and a community collaboration System of Care.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Courtney80

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been coming to CDS for over a year. My son is served there for more than one delay and services related to his ASD. Everyone there is very helpful and accommodating to our needs and schedule. His therapists are so skilled and truly care! I'm very thankful CDS has so many resources in one place. It helps my son's comfort level to know his doctor, OT, ST, & PT are all in the same place.

1 Leon R F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Had the privilege of visiting this amazing special place, and what they have for families with special needs children, just blew me away.
I am 74 and feel blessed to be able to walk, as I did not walk till the age of 15, but have never had to go back, and never had any more problems, thanks to Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Mass.
What I saw at CDS in Greenville, South Carolina, and what they do for these families, matches all the miracles I witnessed in my 15 years at Shriners.
The staff is so experienced at what they do, and the volunteers, some are young adults from surrounding schools and colleges, and such a tremendous asset to the staff a patients.
I may not have walked till 15, but have had a beautiful life with 5 children and 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Center for Developmental Services, tops any facility I have seen while myself working in the medical field.

Leon R Field

1 Trevor G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Tremendous organization helping children with special needs reach their full potential.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is the only facility of its type in the state and it provides a variety of services for special needs children all under one roof.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that has helped and encouraged so many in the community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My youngest child is in multiple therapies each week-- she can receive a variety of services in one location where I can bond with other parents and care givers. It is wonderful to have so many resources under one roof. The staff at CDS is always warm and welcoming, and they put on fun special programs for clients like live kids music, crafting, visits with the sweet therapy dog Pumpkin, and a visit from Santa. Thank you, CDS!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got to meet a lot of kids that get services here just like I did and it was so much fun

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

CDS and its onsite partners served my son throughout most of his school years, through pediatric specialists, therapies and school-related services. CDS strives to provide many support services for their client families, including in the community as well as onsite.

1 Rebecca203

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caring staff helped me get answers to help my autistic daughter when Pickens CO schools refused to help us.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My twins were born in 2014 at 25 weeks gestation and have developmental delays due to prematurity. They have been going to CDS for the last 2 years and because of the services provided by CDS are making amazing strides toward catching up to their adjusted age. We have received excellent assistance and care from everyone at CDS and I recommend CDS to everyone I meet who needs the services they provide.

1 Gregory K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had two children with various special needs that CDS has helped us with. When facing these trials children often need help in multiple areas and CDS helps deliver all the help in one location. They are awesome to work with!!

1 Stephanie268

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having this facility allowed me to keep my job after giving birth to a severely disabled little girl. Then helped my second child with s speech disorder who is now in 8th grade.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our little boy receives PT and OT through Kidnetics and has attended the wonder center since he was a tiny infant. I'm so Thankful for the staff and having access to services he otherwise wouldn't have.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

My oldest daughter was born after a very lengthy labor (60+ hours before the attending obgyn decided to do a c section). We believe there were complications due to this, including her having ODD, ADHD, sensory integration disorder and being developmentally delayed. CDS was instrumental in helping us to prepare her for school (initially a child development center, then a regular elementary school). While she is still a little behind, she has made huge strides, all thanks in large part to the staff at CDS. For this, my wife and I thank CDS from the bottoms of our hearts.

1 Angelica5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, and CDS has a clinic held on their premises called FACET. It's a long day once a year to meet with specialist physicians and therapists, but it's is so awesome that they provide this service so I can know he's on track! He's never needed other services but if he did I know he'd be well taken care of there.

1 Michael408

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been bringing our son here for almost a year. And the care and compassion that they show both her with questions and his comfort is a blessing. Sarah Thompson and Elizabeth Hitchcock are amazing at what they do and are second to none for my sons care and for helping my wife. Our son would not be where he is with out these two ladies. Now we have added speech to the mix and you can already see an improvement in our sons eating and swallowing.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter received speech therapy through CDS - they were always so kind and helpful, and it made a huge difference in her development.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son receives PT, OT and ST through Kidnetics and attends the Wonder Center. His therapists and the staff at the Wonder Center are all amazing. We are so thankful to have access to these services.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my boys have had great therapists at cds. The staff is very kind & helpful too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been taking speech therapy through Kidnetics at CDS for the past 2 years. Everyone who works there has always had a smile on their face, and we couldn't be more pleased with the progress our daughter has made. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of CDS to anyone!