CDS to Host MUSC SPARK for Autism Study

Greenville, S.C. (June 4, 2019):  The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) will host the MUSC SPARK for Autism Study on Saturday, June 29th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Families are invited to participate by giving DNA samples from saliva. This study hopes to help transform the medical understanding of autism and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism and their families. Participation takes about 30 minutes per family, and the biological parents of the individual affected by autism are asked to participate as well. Participating families will receive a $50 Amazon e-card.

For more information, contact Candace Van Wade at or (843) 876-8504.

About 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, legal help, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; Medical-Legal Partnership; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate; and four programs of Prisma Health – Upstate: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 8,000 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


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