Community Developmental Services, also known as CDS, is a private, nonprofit agency that serves adults with mental retardation. Chartered in 1985 by the state of Tennessee, it offers day training programs to individuals for the development of personal, interpersonal and work readiness skills. The agency provides residential options to individuals with developmental disabilities. It conducts sheltered workshops on packaging, heat sealing and product inspection skills. Community Developmental Services receives funds from the federal and state agencies. The agency serves more 140 individuals in Weakley, Obion, Henry, Carroll and Lake counties in Tennessee. It additionally organizes Christmas dance and luncheon events. Community Developmental Services additionally publishes a newsletter.