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Message from the leadership Thank you. Simply, thank you. Your support in 2017 allowed us to expand our programs, renovate our space, and serve more children than we ever have in the history of our organization. These achievements could not have happened without the donors and community funders who believed in us and valued our strategic direction. Over the past eighteen months, CDS completed a space utilization project that created an additional 1,300 square feet within the existing walls of our building. This expansion increased the enrollment of medically-complex children in day care, added new office space for early interventionists, and enhanced the safety of children waiting for therapy. The project could not have been achieved without the collective impact from the community, and especially a few key donors in 2017 - Chuck Belding, Kathleen Wall and Fluor Golf for Greenville. Another project that has taken considerable time and investment is the implementation of our new case management program. This program allows CDS to be a direct service provider to individuals with disabilities to be more closely integrated with their care. Approximately 1,000 families in Greenville County have already selected CDS to coordinate their disability care plans and monitor their planâ€™s effectiveness. Over a four-month time frame, our staff gained the expertise of twenty new employees with an average tenure of twelve years in the field. We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to our CDS team. Funding for this implementation was provided by Hollingsworth Funds, and we are incredibly grateful for that support. Our year ahead will focus on internal procedures, standardization, and program evaluation to ensure this recent growth is balanced with long-term stability. We will also continue our journey toward nonprofit excellence since accountability, transparency, and sustainability are nonnegotiable when earning your trust. We invite you to stop by our renovated facility for a tour and to meet our growing team. Thank you again for the support you give CDS. You are the reason we continue to thrive in our community.
Rhiannon Poore CDS Board Chair Elliott Davis
Dana McConnell Executive Director Center for Developmental Services
Board of directors Rhiannon Poore Chair Elliott Davis Jack Altman, CPA Vice-Chair Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Stephanie Tarbet Secretary Michelin North America Kelly Smith, CPA Treasurer Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Kelley Norris Past-Chair BlueCross BlueShield of SC
Lt. Cheryl Cromartie Greenville Co. Sheriff’s Office Augustus Dicks Fluor Corporation Trevor Gordon SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Joe Pazdan, AIA McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture Brian Stewart First Presbyterian Church Ashley Taylor Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Jason Vaughn, P.E. SynTerra Corporation
Lindsay Bickerstaff Proforma Business Impact
2018 Partnership council Janine Sally Chair Kidnetics, GHS Children’s Hospital Beth Justice Vice-Chair KidVentures of Thrive Upstate
Katie Willison Pediatric Prosthetics and Orthotics, GHS Dr. Desmond Kelly Developmental-Behavioral/Psychology GHS Children’s Hospital
Elizabeth Shands, PhD Clarity
Shelly Vetter Developmental-Behavioral/Psychology GHS Children’s Hospital
Carol Golden The Wonder Center, GHS Children’s Hospital
Muriel Taylor Family Connection of South Carolina
Todd O’Hare Pediatric Prosthetics and Orthotics, GHS
Anne Gragtmans Medical-Legal Partnership 2
The Bevis Family
How CDS has impacted an entire family through their daughter, Elbie
When Perrin and James Bevis welcomed their 5th child into the family, they found out that little Elisabeth had Down syndrome along with significant medical complications. Elisabeth (nicknamed Elbie) was very fragile. After her first surgery, Elbie required a feeding tube into her stomach and a broviac line into her heart.
Back Row: Bentley, James, Nielly, Center: Perrin, Front row: Henry, Elbie, Charlie.
By six months of age, Elbie was referred to GHS Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, a partner at CDS. During her appointment, the family was greeted by Family Connection of SC, another CDS partner, who helped guide Perrin and James through the new world they were trying to accept and understand. At the appointment, they found out that Elbie’s inner core strength was weak and she would need occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), and speech therapy (ST). The family had to learn a new way to pick her up and find new ways to interact with her fragile body.
word identification, and repeating sounds. For PT, she learned to crawl, walk, and slide down a slide. During one PT session, the therapist noticed Elbie’s ankles were too flexible and had difficulty staying in-line. By the next week’s appointment, the GHS Prosthetics & Orthotics team across the hall was involved to observe and fit Elbie for ankle braces. It’s this collaboration that Perrin valued most for her daughter. It’s an entire team working with the family at the child’s own pace.
The family had an option to do in-home therapy. However, they loved the comforts of CDS and the friendliness of the staff so much that they felt it was worth the hour drive into Greenville. Perrin also enjoyed being around other parents who had children with developmental delays, as it kept her from feeling secluded. The decision was easy, and they began to set goals for Elbie with the therapists at GHS Kidnetics.
After 2½ years, the Bevis family still comes to CDS once a week. It’s a highlight for her children because of the welcoming, kid-friendly environment and fun activities available. Their favorite place is in the Bon Secours St. Francis Resource Center. Here, her children read books from the library shelves, do research on the computers, and challenge each other with the peg maze board on the wall. Perrin, herself, looks forward to the quiet time she rarely gets while her children are entertained.
For OT, one of Elbie’s goals was to wear glasses because she had sensory issues with things on her head. For ST, they worked on swallowing,
Perrin is now a mentor to other families and is an advocate for the centralized services that make CDS unique. 4
CDS exists to ensure that children with developmental challenges and their families get all the services they need in as easy a manner as possible. We’re grateful to our incredible partners who make this mission a reality. Together, we’re impacting lives.
GHS Children’s Hospital
• Pediatric Developmental-Behavioral/Psychology: Provides medical and developmental evaluations as well as psychological, neuropsychological, and educational tests to develop effective management plans in consultation with parents and professionals. • Kidnetics: Therapeutic services for children from birth to 21 years. Includes physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy that challenges the children appropriately while building their confidence in their skills and abilities. • Wonder Center: Therapeutic day treatment for children from birth to 6 years with medical and developmental problems requiring daily nursing care. • Pediatric Prosthetics and Orthotics: Provides a full range of pediatric orthotic and prosthetic devices specifically designed for each child. Intervention may include cranial remolding, scoliosis management, and lower extremity bracing.
Clarity Provides evaluation and treatment for children and adults with speech, language, hearing, auditory processing, learning/academic, psychology, and other developmental concerns.
Family Connection of SC A parent-to-parent network providing support, training, and information to families with children who have disabilities and special healthcare needs.
KidVentures of Thrive Upstate Early intervention learning activities for children with special needs, hosted in the child’s natural environment in weekly intervals for ages birth to five years.
Medical-Legal Partnership An integrated approach to addressing and preventing health-harming civil legal barriers on a child’s health. The SC Medical-Legal Partnership is a collaboration among Greenville Health System, Furman University, and South Carolina Legal Services.
Unique children served
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Families were provided Spanish interpretation
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Kathleen Wall and Chuck Belding The Power of Collective Community Impact Our community is familiar with the incredible impact of Greenville Women Giving (GWG). It is about the power of people, and in this case women, coming together to make a greater contribution to the needs of the Upstate. In 2015, the Center for Developmental Services was thrilled to be a recipient of one of their grants. As part of the process, GWG had a representative, Kathleen Wall, visit CDS to review the progress of our project and report back to their grants committee. When Kathleen came for that site visit, CDS was fortunate she brought her husband, Chuck Belding, along. From the beginning, Chuck and Kathleen both took an interest in helping CDS maintain our building and equipment to the highest possible standards so that we may better serve children with disabilities. On their first tour of the building, they offered valuable input that has helped us with the long-term maintenance of our facility. In 2016, CDS embarked on an extensive renovation project to better serve our families. We renovated our lobby, increased space in the Wonder Center (a day treatment program for medically-fragile children), and added 10 new offices to accommodate our growing services. The renovation and Wonder Center expansion project were initially funded by the 2015 JL Mann Spirit Week and the 2017 Fluor Golf for Greenville. Kathleen and Chuck took an interest in this renovation project and could see the lasting impact that making these changes could have on our community. One of the special parts of the project was our lobby renovation and the unique wooden toys that were going to be a part of our new lobby. They also could see that CDS still needed financial support for the project. They took it upon themselves to reach out to their connections, make introductions, invite guests for tours, and ask for donations. CDS would not have been able to complete this project without the support of Kathleen and Chuck. The power of what they did by selflessly utilizing their connections to help CDS families is incredible. The much-needed facility projects and growth of services was all possible because of people coming together to make a greater impact. Greenville Women Giving, JL Mann Spirit Week, Fluor Golf for Greenville, Kathleen Wall and Chuck Belding have all made a lasting contribution to the families served by CDS.
Community Impact begets Community Impact!
During 2017, CDS achieved significant objectives in our strategic plan that took years in the making. Below are some of those highlights.....
Integration of Case Management – A New Direct Service CDS became a provider of case management for individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injuries and other related or similar disabilities. Our team of twenty new dedicated staff have an average of twelve years of experience in working with the SC Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs. Their care coordination includes developing and implementing individual care plans, gathering assessment information, monitoring services for effectiveness, advocacy and crisis intervention.
Golf Tournament Fundraisers
Our space utilization project added 1,300 square feet within the existing walls of our facility:
Our incredible goals last year could not have been achieved without significant support from the community. CDS was proud to be the beneficiary of three golf tournaments in 2017:
• Wonder Center gained a third room to alleviate waiting lists for medicallyfragile children. • Kidnetics transferred one of their sensory integration rooms to a new one that’s closer to their gym. • KidVentures increased office space to house their entire team in one location. • Infants at risk of cardiac or immune conditions were given a secluded waiting area in the lobby. • Children and their siblings enjoy more interactive toys prior to therapy. • Families with sensory issues now have a quiet, less stimulating environment to wait for appointments.
• BMW Charity Pro-Am with celebrity guest Tim Wakefield from the Boston Red Sox • Ned Marshall Memorial Golf Tournament presented by AC Controls • Fluor Golf for Greenville
Our donors are the reason we move forward. Thank you for your generous investment in the children and families we serve.
Over $100,000 First Presbyterian Church of Greenville Flour Golf For Greenville United Way of Greenville County $50,000 - $99,999 Kathleen Wall and Chuck Belding Hollingsworth Funds, Inc. $10,000 - $49,999 AC Controls Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Kathryn and John Ericksen On Behalf of the Picciuto Family SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Sisk Foundation The Children’s Hospital of the Greenville Health System $2,500 - $9,999 Paul C. “Bo” Aughtry Better Tie Productions Bill and Connie Timmons Foundation BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Debbie Dujardin Remax Realty Fluor US Company Match Michael Gabriele Greenville Swamp Rabbits Major Business Machines Michelin North America Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. Priester Foundation Rhiannon and Joe Poore 11
South Carolina Charities, Inc. (BMW Charity Pro-Am) South State Bank Span-America Medical Systems, Inc. $1,000 - $2,499 Josh Amos Amsted Industries Kristen and Steve Armaly John Baldwin Sandra and Tom Banks Jennifer Bayne John Blessing Katie Bolt and Chres Rainey Carolina Power Don Clardy Katie Coker The Raymond E. and Ellen F. Crane Foundation Beth and Bobby Dobson Jenny Dusso EDTS, LLC Elliott Davis, LLC Cathy and Jimmy Francis Gally and Fielding Gallivan Katie and Clark Gallivan GE Foundation Company Match Peggy and Ed Good Sharon and Trevor Gordon Greenville Family Law – Robert A. Clark, Attorney at Law The Greenville News – Gannett Foundation Sandra Hardaway Prudence and Thomas Hawkins The Holiday Sunshine Fund
Sherry and Tee Hooper Gail Jacobo Elizabeth Kaye Dee and John Malone Dana and Eric McConnell McMillan Pazdan Smith, LLC Amy Milionis Diane and Kenneth Parham Marie Park Will Quinn Gwen Randolf Mark Reinstein Marie and Jason Richards Alisa and Randy Richardson Brandi Ruffo Jean and Bill Schmidt Tracy and Aaron Shober Super Duper Publications Jane and Bill Sykes SynTerra Corporation Ellen and Jeff Walker Amy and Geoff Wasserman Woodward Charitable Trust $500 - $999 Michael Ackerman Kimberly Avila Michael Balding Bank of Travelers Rest Ted Bell Jack Bixler Lynn and Brian Blackburn Karl Counts Dody and Dixon Cunningham Betty Farr Sara Fayssoux David Garrett Gilder Research Group, LLC
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Trisha and Bill Biediger Rebecca Blevins Fred Blevins Ron Bouderau Becky and Ralph Bouton Jim Boylan Bradshaw, Gordon, & Clinkscales,LLC Linda and Gene Brees Amy Brown Jack Brown John Brunner Jenn and Pete Byford Bill Camp Remedios Castilo Pete Cataldo Lori and John Center Melissa Clayton Jane Coleman Ruby Coleman Amy Collins Cheryl Cromartie Earnest Curtis Donna Dennis Sugie and Nathan Einstein Frank Eppes Mark Evans Nikki Fitzpatrick Kelli Fleming Dallah Forrest Sarah Fowler Zach Freeman Nathan Frias Guy Furay Nancy and Richard Furman Michael Gabriele Ruth and Richard Gibbons Austin Goforth Anne Gragtmans Gregory Grossman Amy Hall Ruth Hamilton Kathy and Tom Harvey Roy Haufmann Shannon Hill Chris Hoskins Gail and John Houser Graham Howle Taylor Illsley 12
Jane and Bob Ingram Grizzly Inman Gaelyn Jenkins Brooke Jones Mary Jones Laurie Kline Amy Knapp Robin LaCroix Nela Laughridge Rebecca Leshman Chris Lewis Genevieve Manly Brian Marcedes Donna Martin Tracey McGee Cassandra McGowan Clinton McKinney Cathy Moore Lindsey and Brad Mullinax Kevin Muse Kacey Nanney Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Kim and Ron Nunez Cynthia Pando Ajay Patil Ginny and Joe Pazdan Sheila Phillips Stephanie and Dane Pierce Anna Poole Thomas Poole Kenneth Potter Protocol, Inc. Dorothy Ramseur Raymond James Financial Corp. Mary Reid Kristin and Chris Robinson Jack Robinson Mikel-Ann and Drew Scott Alex Sierra Michael Simmons David Slade Sherry Smith Carl Sobocinski Trish Springfield Angela Sprouse Nikki Stafford Sarah and Adam Staley Janice and Patrick Sudduth 13
Leslie Susie Abraham Swartz Mark Thompson Dalcielo Torres Angela and Danny Torres Luis Trujillo United Way of Greater Portland Harriet and Philip Van Hale Sallie White Barbara Whiteside Catherine Wrenn Mary Ellen and Bob Yeargin Under $100 Tracy Ackerman Haley Adamski Alyssa Albert Amazon Smile Lindsay Anderson Chardae Anderson Joey Angelet Joyce and Roger Arledge Clifford Bailey Baker Roofing Company, Inc. Winonah Baur Bob Benanti Sandra Blackburn Shirley Bolden Santora Bowling Lisa Brown Starla Brown Lu and Bobby Brown Onix Brugueras-LeĂľn Adam Christy Amanda Cole Larry Conley Melissa Cothran Laurie Cox Courston Cunningham Erin Davis Mary and James Depew Aundrea DiFranco Jennifer Dixon Linda Dorsey Brittany Douglas Daniel Draisen John Dujardin Thaddeus Dulin Janet Dulin
Christina Edgar Kelly Edwards Meghan Ellison Jennifer Farr Sara and Justin Fox Lana Garrett Diana Gilbert Connie and Leon Ginsberg Carol Golden Christine Graham Drake Gribbin Lesley Griffeth Aimee Griffin Dan Gubitosa Shelly and Patrick Haddon Marcia Harrison Leigh Heidtman Margaret Hendricks Danny Hershberger Paula Hodnett Beth Holcombe Laura Hunter Natalie Ingle Rusty Inman Edward Isom Jeff Johnson Taylor and William Johnston Laura Jones Laurie Jones Melissa Keesaer Jill and Desmond Kelly Dan LaLonde Ross Latini Donna Lock Cecilia Lozano Abigail Marsh Sarah Mashburn Brenda McKay Crystal McMillan L. R. Moore Mary Carolyn Moore Wil Moore Jerry Muolo Laura and Steve Norman Michael Norris Damita Parks Katherine Poston Nancy R. Powers Alison Quarles
Kimberly Reeves Dawn and James Richards Brenda Richards William Sayre Brooke Schmidt Lura Seferian Chris Shippy Garrett Sloan Sno Hut Jennifer Snow Garrett Spears Shane Spears Brenda Sperry Jennifer Sperry Mike Spitzmiller Susan and Russell Stall Tiffany Steams Muriel Taylor Lyn and Luis Torres Teryn Traynham Erica and Joseph Urban April Watson Corian Wilson Tonya Woods In Honor of In Honor of Emma Blackburn Lura Seferian In Honor of Henry Dorsey Linda Dorsey In Honor of Jacqueline Kaye Elizabeth Kaye On Behalf of the Picciuto Family Kathryn and John Ericksen In Honor of Lib Richardson Lu and Bobby Brown In Honor of Dr. Bill Schmidt and Tom Moran Connie and Leon Ginsberg In Honor of Marie and Diego Sierra Alex Sierra In Honor of Jax Spears Claude Spears
In Memory of In Memory of Bob Coleman Jane Coleman In Memory of William Lee “Bill” Cox David Slade Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC Susan and Russell Stall Joyce and Edwin Van Pelt In Memory of Ned Marshall AC Controls In Memory of Pete K. Olson Angela and David Torres In Memory of Jane Wall Sykes Robert Austell In-Kind Josh Amos Cowart Awards Better Tie Productions First Presbyterian Church of Greenville Jon Partridge Protocol, Inc. Super Duper Publications
Kristen and Steve Armaly Sandra and Tom Banks Lynn and Brian Blackburn Don Clardy Jenny Dusso Sherri and Tee Hooper Katie and Clark Gallivan Sharon and Trevor Gordon Lesa and Bill Kastler Bill Malesich Dana And Eric McConnell Amy Millionis Diane and Kenneth Parham Evelyn Penkert Rhiannon and Joe Poore Nancy R. Powers Will Quinn Mark Reinstein Brandi Ruffo SANDLAPPER Securities, LLC Gary Sullivan Jane and Bill Sykes Stephanie and Travis Tarbet Amy and Geoff Wasserman Bernadette and Shiel Wood
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The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) proudly presents our 2018 annual report to the community.