Providing supports and services to children, families and individuals with disabilities while addressing the health and well-being of all persons in the communities in which we serve.
Founded in 1972 in the Shelbyville Episcopal Church of the Redeemer as the Child Development Center by families of children with developmental delays and disabilities. The Child Development Center expanded in the 80's and 90's into additional counties and also developed more programs serving all ages of individuals with disabilities and therefore changed the name to the Community Development Center to be more encompassing. The agency has continued to evolve and now serves seventeen counties in Middle Tennessee, with a significant focus in the South Central part of the state. The Community Development Center focuses on providing services to individuals of all ages and their families, beginning with young children with developmental delays and reaching all the way to the senior years by providing support coordination for adults with disabilities. Programs including support for families with disabilities, behavior therapy services to children with autism, and employment services are dimensions of service which the agency has undertaken. These services complement the mission and expand our capabilities to change lives.