Supporting CDR Through the Pandemic

Supporting CDR Through the Pandemic

Many donors and supporters are wondering how they can help CDR and the families we serve at this unprecedented time. While there has been a disruption in our services in the last few weeks, our staff has been using that time to learn about how to conduct telehealth and teletherapy virtual home visits and recognize the needs of our families.  The good news is that our therapists are already using these virtual sessions and we are seeing wonderful results from them.

Your support at this time is so appreciated. We appreciate all gifts to CDR, and you can make one right now just by clicking the “Make a Gift” button at the top of this page. Also, below are special provisions included in the CARES act that donors and supporters should know. If you have any questions about these provisions, please email Mary Jean Hurst, Director of Development, at

      For 2020 and beyond, a $300 above‐the‐line deduction is allowed for taxpayers who elect not to itemize and who make cash contributions to public charities other than donor advised funds and supporting organizations.

•       Qualifying cash contributions made by individuals in the year 2020 to public charities (other than donor advised funds and supporting organizations) are deductible up to 100% of AGI, reduced by the amount of contributions otherwise deductible under normal AGI limitation rules.

•       The 10% early withdrawal penalty for up to $100,000 of distributions from certain retirement plans and IRAs is waived for qualifying coronavirus‐related distributions made during 2020.

Families with children who have developmental delays and disabilities cannot wait to receive early intervention. The services are time sensitive so that they can make an impact on the trajectory of the child’s development.  For our families at risk due to poverty and other factors, isolation and the increase in financial stress can be devastating.  

Our staff recognizes the need to connect families to resources and to build on our strong relationships with families to offer support and guidance on ways to keep their children engaged and learning and penetrate the loneliness many are feeling at this challenging time.

Thank you for your support in helping local families through this pandemic and for the last 55 years.

Questions or concerns about your child? Call CDR’s TOTS line at 757-566-TOTS.

¿Tiene preguntas acerca de su bebé o niño? llame al 757-566-3300.