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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 fragile children between the ages of four weeks and six years. The Center is staffed by pediatric nurses and a child development specialist from Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS), who provide extraordinary care and activities for the children.
“We are grateful for the generous funding provided by Fluor and the multi-year planning efforts of CDS,” said William Schmidt, MD, medical director of GHS Children’s Hospital. “This additional room will enable us to see more children and provide them greater access to collaborative services within the building.”
Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director, commented, “This new addition will give many parents peace of mind, and it is all because of the generosity of Fluor employees.” In May, CDS was one of four local nonprofit beneficiaries selected for the 2017 Fluor Golf for Greenville event where more than $600,000 was raised.
Pictured in the photo from L-R are Kelley Norris, CDS Board Chair; Rhonda White, DP3 Architects; Carol Golden, GHS Wonder Center; Jared Richardson, Creative Builders; Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director; Augustus Dicks, Chair Fluor Golf for Greenville; and Donna Stroud, Fluor Corporation.
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in diagnosis, therapy, audiology, school placement, day care, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,800 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit www.cdservices.org.