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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

8 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

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!

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.

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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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to CDS and all of the wonderful therapists, my daughter has been able to accomplish every single goal. This place is very close to my heart and I am thankful for each and every member of this amazing organization. CDS is a place where a smile, a single step, or a waving hand would never go unnoticed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a CDS employee and have been involved with this wonderful organization for four years. The difference this partnership makes in our community is staggering. Families of children with special needs and learning disabilities can come to one central location for doctor appointments, to receive treatment, therapies, and audiological exams. CDS also houses the only medically fragile daycare for young/preschool aged children in the Upstate. Through working with CDS, I have seen the lives of many families changed for the better due to the centralized and varied services offered by this amazing organization and partnership. Greenville is lucky to have such a gem!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a member of the local media. I have photographed numerous patients of CDS over the years, and they all have the highest praise for each of their programs. On a personal level, my nephew has been receiving services for the last year and has seen remarkable improvement. CDS is top-notch in every area.