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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 Hopscotch and Twister boards by both entrances to the facility. Physical therapists from Kidnetics will use these new games during therapy sessions with their patients to build strength, balance, and coordination.
“We were so excited to have the St. Joe’s students volunteer with us again this year. They do such a great job, and they are really making a difference for other children in the community,” said Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director. The project was coordinated by both McConnell and Mrs. Deborah Pickard, Art teacher at SJCS. Last fall, students from SJCS helped to paint the new mural by the employee entrance at CDS.
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 therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, 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 (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); 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 6,000 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.
About St. Joseph’s Catholic School
St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a private, Roman Catholic, co-educational college-preparatory school serving 675 students in grades 6-12 throughout the greater Greenville community. Situated on a 36-acre campus centrally located in Greenville County, SJCS provides a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with challenging college-preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes utilizing both co-educational (high school) and single-gender (middle school) instruction. The school’s spiritual environment, rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church, helps to create a joyful, Christ-centered school in which students can learn and grow. St. Joseph’s also offers more than 100 co-curricular activities, including athletics and fine arts, as well as academic, leadership, service, and personal enrichment clubs and organizations. For more information about SJCS, please visit www.sjcatholicschool.org.