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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

4 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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have the privilege of coming to CDS every day as my job. I have never been more passionate about my place of work than here. The families inspire me to do my best so that we, in turn, help families who need guidance and support with their child's diagnosis. We see children with Down syndrome, spina bifida, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, cerebral palsy, and many other diagnosed and genetic conditions. All all so precious and have more potential than "experts" give them credit for. CDS and our partners help each child reach their full potential!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.