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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

36 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.

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 Rebecca203

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Liana J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been going to CDS since the age of 1, he is now 6 and he has done so many things we thought we would never see. The therapist are truly amazing and very good with the kids, we also love all the activities they plan.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I used services located at CDS for three of my children. The convenience of so many services in one location was helpful.

1 Kaci R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone at CDS from the office staff to the therapists are amazing, they care so much about the children and families they serve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was born with a cleft palate in May of 2008. My family and myself were not familiar with any of the issues that went along with this condition. CDS has been so amazing in helping my daughter to grow into an active, happy child and ensuring that I had all that I needed to help her. If it wasn't for all their generosity I don't know what we would have done!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization, it is not only focus on the child but in the whole family. I was one those families and I got all the clinical and moral support that I was needing but more than anything I got my hope back. Thank you CDS

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Sofia was diagnosed with a generic disorder call Trisomy 9 Mosaic that affect her live in different ways, we were told that she was going to live only for a few weeks and by the time she got out of the NICU she had a lot of appointments with different doctors, the first months were really hard going from one place to other, trying to find hope, trying to adapt to our new live, I was tired all the time. Things change when I went to the Center for Developmental Services, My daughter Sofia receive many services there that help her thru her live, they have everything under one roof: Special daycare, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Hearing, the FACET clinic, support for the family, everything you need to know is there, everything you need to help your child is there, at the CDS we found other parents that had children with special needs, we learn from them and Sofia improve so much!!!! Sofia is not with us anymore but I have to thank CDS for providing the services that she needed and for treating her with so much love. Thank you CDS!!!!!

Angela H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CDS is a place that is hard to explain but once you have experienced the professionlism of staff and therapists and the difference they make in individuals lives. We had a family member that received speech therapy from Kidnetics and the therapy was top-notched. They made the learning and therapy fun for my 3 year nephew. In addition, I personallly I have used the services of Clarity. I have a hearing loss and the audiologist took the time to explain what was happening to me and that it was most likely genetics. I was not afraid and felt at peace even with a new diagnois. I have since relocated from the Greenville area and trust me when I say that the Upstate is very lucky to have such a place as CDS.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had such a wonderful experience at the Center for Devlopmental Serivices. We brought our nephew to receive Speech Therapy with one of the agencies located at CDS. The therapist take the time with each child and throughly & professionally works with the child through their Diagnosis and treatment. His therapist have homework for him to work on home with words and pictures. He was making inprovement the very first week. He looked forward to coming to therapy to see his therapist and all the great things CDS offers. The lobby is filled with lots of color and fun and interactive games. They also have DVD's movies, a library with computer and resources and kid friendly books. So glad that the Greenville community had such a place for the families in the area to receive such awesome and top notch therapy for children with special needs. I am so THANKFUL for CDS being there for our family. Would not have known where to go without the partnership.

Toni P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my sons have received services at CDS. My oldest for speech a few years back and now my youngest for speech and OT. I have seen such good results from the therapists here. The entire staff at CDS are wonderful and have been such a blessing for my family. I couldn't ask for better people to work with my boys. Any concerns I have they gladly address without question. On a personal level Whitney and Leni have been great with my youngest, he always greets them with great big hugs. They actually show that they care and that he's not just another patient. I would recommend CDS to anyone looking for the types o services offered here.