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Help Me Grow WNY earns state honors

Help Me Grow WNY, which provides free testing for childhood development and assistance for parents, was honored by the state Office of Mental Health at its What’s Great in Our State 2016 event Tuesday in Albany.

The program, supported by a coalition of agencies, works with children 5 and younger and their parents to measure developmental milestones, including physical, cognitive and social and emotional growth. More than 1,000 children in Erie and Niagara counties have been screened.

“The people who make up the Help Me Grow WNY project are making exceptional strides to bring children’s mental health awareness and treatment to the forefront,” said State Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan. “We thank this dedicated organization for their hard work and commitment to the cause.”