• Supporting Your Community

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Imagine you’re a new parent who has just found out that your precious baby will need extra support in life, whether it’s specialized medical devices, an organ transplant, or fragile care.  Or imagine your child is struggling academically in school and has difficulty communicating...

  • CDS Opens 3rd Wonder Center Room

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Opens 3rd Wonder Center Room Greenville, SC (August 10, 2017):  A ribbon-cutting event has officially opened the new room for the Wonder Center at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). The Wonder Center is a day treatment program for medically...

  • Failure Is Not An Option

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director One of my favorite movies of all time is Apollo 13.  In this real life portrayal, the spacecraft was to be the third US mission to land on the moon.  However, an oxygen tank cracked mid-flight and gave little hope of returning the crew...

  • Leading With Passion

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Leadership doesn’t happen with a title. It happens through the passion of an individual.  No matter who you are, where you come from, where you work, or what position you hold, you can help lead our Upstate. Throughout my work in the non-profit sector,...

  • The Best Commencement Speech Never Given

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Winston Churchill is often cited as giving the shortest, but most powerful commencement address ever. The way I heard the story, it was 1941 when he visited his alma mater, Harrow School, in London.  Churchill stepped up to the podium and simply said “Never...

  • Students Paint Mural for Hearing Patients

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students Paint Mural for Hearing Patients Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, SC donated their time and talent to paint a mural for hearing patients at Clarity, a partner with the Center for Developmental Services (CDS).  The art students,...

  • Investing in Your Team

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director One of the greatest gifts in life is a good education. A strong foundation of language, math, science, and history is the basis for getting a job, becoming financially independent, and contributing to the community. A good education opens up a world of opportunities...

  • 2017 Cornhole Derby this Saturday, April 1st at Trailblazer Park

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017 Cornhole Derby this Saturday, April 1st at Trailblazer Park The 2017 Cornhole Derby to benefit the Center for Developmental Services is this weekend. Over 45 teams have committed to play. Henry’s Smokehouse, Liquid Catering, and SnoHut will be onsite throughout...

  • Still Time to Sign Up

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Still Time to Sign Up! There is still time to sign up for the 2017 Cornhole Derby to benefit the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). The Derby will be on Saturday, April 1st at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Check-in will...

  • CDS Welcomes New Board Members

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Welcomes New Board Members The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is pleased to announce the selection of two new members to its Board of Directors. Cheryl Cromartie is a Lieutenant with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. Growing up in Greenville,...

  • CDS Announces 2017 Cornhole Derby

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Announces 2017 Cornhole Derby The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is proud to announce the 2017 Cornhole Derby at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest on Saturday, April 1st. Registration is at 1:00pm, and games begin at 2pm. Teams of...

  • More Than $6,000 Raised for CDS

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More Than $6,000 Raised for CDS      The CDS Night With the Swamp Rabbits on Tuesday, January 24th raised over $6,500 for the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). The event, presented by SANDLAPPER Securities LLC, included CDS families participating in pregame...

  • CDS Announces Wonder Center Expansion

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Announces Wonder Center Expansion The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its Wonder Center, a medically fragile daycare operating under the Children’s Hospital of the Greenville Health System. This new room will...

  • A Shared Vision

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director I recently had the opportunity to walk along the boardwalk of the new Cancer Survivors Park in downtown Greenville.  Nestled between Falls Park and Cleveland Park, this unique space will be a treasure for our entire community.  After soaking up the raw beauty of...

  • CDS Night with the Swamp Rabbits

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Night with the Swamp Rabbits       Greenville’s Swamp Rabbits and SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC invite the community to attend a special hockey night on Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm to benefit The Center for Developmental Services (CDS). Five dollars...

  • One Bite at a Time

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Seventeen.  No, that’s not my age (I have three children – one in college).  Nor is it the number of pounds I want to lose next year (but would settle for half that).  Seventeen is actually the number of active goals I have right...

  • A Special Visit to CDS

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Special Visit to CDS       On Tuesday December 6th, 2016, a special visitor stopped by the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) to make this holiday season extra joyful for children with special needs and learning disabilities. Santa Claus...

  • CDS Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible from America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This top distinction was earned as a result of CDS’ sound...

  • Celebrate Achievements

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Oprah Winfrey stated beautifully that, “the more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”  This is so true, and we have more milestones to celebrate than we realize. Early in life, toddlers have key developments like grasping...

  • The Graham Foundation Awards $30,000 Gift to CDS

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Graham Foundation Awards $30,000 Gift to CDS The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Graham Foundation to fund a Pool Pack that stabilizes the humidity and temperature of the children’s therapy pool.  This...

  • Finding Your Why

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Mayor Knox White frequently shares with other cities across the U.S. about what transformed Greenville into the thriving city we enjoy today.  “Find your waterfall,” is his phrase.  Of course, not all cities have a river that runs through them, or a waterfall that...

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