• 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bon Secours St. Francis Resource Center at CDS

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    Contact: Blair Stephenson (864) 331-1304 blair.stephenson@cdservices.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Bon Secours St. Francis Resource Center at CDS The library at the Center for Developmental Services (CDS) was recently remodeled as a result of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and their multi-year commitment to CDS. The facility was renovated to...

  • 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...

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