• CDS Announces Outshine Summer Reading Program

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Announces Outshine Summer Reading Program Greenville, S.C. (June 18, 2018):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) would like to invite Upstate families to participate in their Outshine Summer Reading Program. CDS staff and volunteers will read with children to keep...

  • Girl Scout Troop Selects CDS for Silver Award

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Girl Scout Troop Selects CDS for Silver Award Greenville, S.C.  (April 23, 2018):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was selected as the beneficiary of a Girl Scout Silver Award project.  Cadette Troop 831 of Service Unit 635 donated books, therapy...

  • CDS Hockey Night with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Hockey Night with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits        Greenville, S.C.  (April 9, 2018):  The 2018 CDS Night with the Swamp Rabbits raised over $11,247 for the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). CDS families enjoyed the game and participated...

  • Greenville Swamp Rabbits Visit the Center for Developmental Services

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Greenville Swamp Rabbits Visit the Center for Developmental Services        Greenville, S.C.  (February 21, 2018):  Players from the Swamp Rabbits team came by to visit children at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS). Members from the team took pictures,...

  • Center for Developmental Services Announces New Board Members

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Center for Developmental Services (CDS) Announces New Board Members Greenville, S.C.  (February 5, 2018): The Center for Developmental Services is pleased to announce the selection of two new members to its 2018 Board of Directors. Augustus Dicks is a Finance Manager...

  • CDS Completes Lobby Renovation

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Completes Lobby Renovation Greenville, S.C.  (December 19, 2017):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) has completed their lobby renovation project, the first major renovation since their doors opened over seventeen years ago. New features include a fun transportation theme with...

  • CDS Receives $13,000 from Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Receives $13,000 from Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament Greenville, S.C.  (November  14, 2017):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was the beneficiary of the Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by AC Controls. Ned Marshall was a beloved employee of...

  • 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...

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