Since the opening of our first community residence in 1978, Continuing Developmental Services (CDS) has become a leading service and employment provider for individuals with developmental disabilities, in Upstate NY.

We are celebrating this milestone, and embracing another 35 years with a new name, and vibrant brand to reflect the growth and expansion of services we can proudly now offer our community.

Adding "Monarch" to our name is a reflection of our own transition--as a company--so that we can continue to meet the needs of individuals and families. We're celebrating 35 years of outreach and service; it seemed fitting that we would take our brand, adapt it to our expanding services to create a better representation of who we are, what we offer, and the impact we have in this community. In addition to a new name for the Agency, we will honor the vision of our founders, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Wolf, by changing the name of the CDS Foundation to The Wolf Foundation.

The new look will begin transitioning in immediately, with the CDS Monarch name, a refreshed butterfly logo-- applied as a vibrant, abstract mark--and new tagline, Celebrating the Everyday of Life, which speaks clearly to the daily challenges many of our individuals are faced with and continue to persevere.

There is nothing more rewarding than empowering individuals to become happy, independent and productive members of our community.

Come explore the opportunities and supports we have available. At CDS Monarch, we are celebrating the everyday of life.


Mark S. Peterson                         Sankar Sewnauth
Chair, Board of Directors               President/CEO
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