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Falls seminar on Thursday focuses on children with special needs

NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will be launching a new program to address the care of children with special needs.

A free introductory seminar, "Navigating the Stages of Care for Children with Special Needs," will be offered at 6 p.m. Thursday in the hospital auditorium. The seminar is presented by Close the Gaps, a program of them medical center's Children's Health Home  and Niagara Family Resource Partnership.

The program will offer a basic introduction on the stages of care that families may encounter for children with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities.

Areas to be discussed include early intervention, preschool and school-age special education, life transitions, adult services, youth law enforcement and community interaction through the church. Panelists and service providers will be on hand to answer questions.

Refreshments will be served at this program, which is free. For information, call the Children's Health Home at (716) 278-4647.


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