• Competition vs. Collaboration

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    By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director In a free market society, competition is healthy.  We need competing entities to keep supply and demand in check, protect consumers from price gouging, and offer alternatives in customer service experiences.  This is capitalism at its best; it helps our economy to thrive. But...

  • CDS Field Day a Success

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Field Day A Success On Saturday, July 30th, 2016, the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) hosted Family Fun Field day, a free health event for Upstate families sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Children enjoyed a variety of...

  • Why the United Way Matters

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      By Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director With school back in session, the once-filled shopping aisles of endless supplies now lay bare or picked over.  Some families were able to take advantage of the tax-free weekend.  Others shopped early to ensure they had the best selections available.  Several organizations, including...

  • CDS Celebrates Sweet Sixteen Birthday

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Celebrates “Sweet Sixteen” Birthday On Wednesday July 20th, 2016, the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) celebrated its “Sweet Sixteen” birthday since opening its doors in 2000. The children enjoyed face-painting, Spin-the-Wheel, and various games and prizes. Highlights for the children...

  • The First Annual Cornhole Derby for CDS is July 14

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The First Annual Cornhole Derby for CDS is July 14 The Cornhole Derby to benefit the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) will be on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, SC at 6:00pm. Over 50 teams will...

  • Financial Literacy: A Requirement for Stability

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    by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director No matter your social status, zip code, or educational level, a basic understanding of money is required for financial stability.  You could earn a nice salary and still not have enough left over at the end of the month to buy basic food necessities. ...

  • Why We All Need A Vacation

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    by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director It’s summer time!  While children lavish these long summer days and enjoy a more relaxing schedule, I have to admit that I also look forward to the smooth morning commutes of June and July.  There are no buses or school zones to slow me...

  • Students Paint New Therapy Games for CDS

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students Paint New Therapy Games for CDS Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School (SJCS) in Greenville, SC were back at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) again in May to add a little more color to CDS’s exterior. They painted outdoor...

  • CDS Announces the 2016 Cornhole Derby

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Announces the 2016 Cornhole Derby The first annual Cornhole Derby benefiting the Center for Developmental Services will be held on July 14, 2016 from 5:30pm-9:30pm at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, SC. This bracket tournament will feature a tailgating...

  • CDS Presents the Summer Financial Literacy Series

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Presents the Summer Financial Literacy Series This summer, the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) will be hosting a free 7-week financial literacy course for our staff, families, and friends. Beginning June 24th and continuing every Friday through August 5th, a...

  • Never Stop Learning

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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. This gift opens up a world of opportunities and...

  • 2016 Blue Ridge Fest

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS a Beneficiary at the 2016 Blue Ridge Fest The 19th annual Blue Ridge Fest is right around the corner, and CDS is excited to be part of the fun this year! The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is one of...

  • CDS Welcomes Two New Board Members

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    Contact:  Blair Stephenson, Business Office Associate (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org For Immediate Release CDS Welcomes Two New Board Members The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is pleased to announce the selection of two new members to their Board of Directors. Brian Stewart is the Missions and Outreach Pastor at First Presbyterian Church...

  • Volunteering at CDS

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    by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Volunteering is a wonderful way to connect with your community.  It allows you to live your passion while making a difference in the causes that matter to you most. Here at CDS, we have numerous ways that students and adults can volunteer their time...

  • Comfortably Seated

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      by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Photo credit:  Better Tie Productions CDS is a place where over 6,000 children with disabilities or developmental delays come for therapy, diagnosis, and family support.  Each family has an incredible story.  Some of the children have overcome great odds already in their young...

  • What I Learned During a Tour

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    by Elizabeth Fields, a student at Bob Jones University The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) gives frequent tours to the community.  Some are scheduled group tours, and others are given impromptu as often as needed.  Recently, one of their group tours was scheduled through my Early Childhood Education class at...

  • Learn. Grow. Thrive

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      by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Our lobby is the hub of over 30,000 family visits each year (that’s almost 120 visits per day!). Some of our families may only visit a few times a year for an evaluation, diagnosis, or follow up. But most of the time, families...

  • Impacting Lives

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    by Kim Perez, CDS Coordinator of Outreach and Bilingual Services My journey with CDS started in April of 2015, when I applied for the job of my dreams without realizing it. Walking into CDS for the first time, I instantly felt the happiness. There were children playing, laughing, and enjoying...

  • Cranial Remolding Orthosis

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    ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS by Katie Willison, CPO GHS Prosthetics and Orthotics What is deformational plagiocephaly? Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly is an abnormal head shape caused by external forces.  There is typically an area of excessive flattening in one or more sides of the skull, and increased prominence in other areas...

  • CDS Completes Grant Project from GWG

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    Contact:  Dana McConnell, Executive Director (864) 331-1307 dana.mcconnell@cdservices.org For Immediate Release Center for Developmental Services Completes Grant Project from Greenville Women Giving (January 5, 2016):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is excited to announce their completion of a large HVAC replacement project made possible by Greenville Women Giving (GWG),...

  • Accessories Not Included

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    by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director Imagine you’re a proud parent awaiting the birth of your child.  The nursery room is ready, the clothes are neatly folded into piles by size, and children’s books are stacked beside the rocking chair. When the big day arrives, you head to the hospital with...

  • CDS Welcomes New Board Member, Ashley Taylor

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    Contact:  Dana McConnell, Executive Director (864) 331-1307 dana.mcconnell@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CDS Welcomes New Board Member for 2016 Greenville, S.C.: The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) is pleased to announce that Ashley Taylor has joined their Board of Directors for 2016. Ashley is the Director of Media & Public Relations...

  • Grateful Blessings

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    by Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director It has been my privilege to serve the CDS staff, our partners and over 6,000 families this year. As I look back over the past eleven months, I am truly humbled by what we’ve accomplished together. We began the year with a landscaping makeover,...

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