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Resource fair for children with special needs

Sue Rowland, Information Specialist Sue Rowland, Information Specialist
Benjamin Toole, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Benjamin Toole, Pediatric Cardiology Physician

South Georgia Health officials are reaching out to help children with special needs.

Families came out for the Special Needs Resource Fair at Porterfield United Methodist Church. Parents had the chance to talk with local, state and federal organizations. Organizers say there are limited resources available for kids with special needs.

"Our area of Georgia is so desperately lacking in pediatric specialty services such as neurology and cardiology,” said Sue Rowland, Information Specialist for Kids with Disabilities/Special Needs.

"The goal of our clinic in Sibley is to take our services and move to the patients, so that they don't have to travel three and four and five hours to see a sub specialists,” said Benjamin Toole, Pediatric Cardiology Physician with Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.

The event was sponsored by Easter Seals Southern Georgia, The Children's Medical Services and Babies Can't Wait programs from the Southwest Public Health District, Fragile Kids Foundation and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

You can find more resources for special needs children by contacting Sue Rowland at suerowland@bellsouth.net.

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