North Central Health District

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Free Resource Fair For Special Needs Children in Macon on July 14

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NCHD’s Children’s Medical Services will host its first Equipment and Therapy Connection Fair for children with special needs Saturday, July 14, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at Central City Church in Macon. This free event will connect children with special needs and their families to a variety of local medical equipment vendors, service providers and therapists that can help with growth and development. In addition to education and resource information, attendees will be provided with light snacks and drinks and will be eligible to win a variety of door prizes.

“This event will be the first of its kind in our area, acting as a one stop shop for families looking for specialized health resources in our community,” said Richard Sorrell, Registered Nurse with NCHD’s Children’s Medical Services. “Working with our partners in our area and beyond, we’re aiming to open avenues to providers families may not be familiar with. We’re creating an opportunity for parents to fulfill a child’s needs.”

An assortment of exhibitors will attend the event to provide information and answer any questions about the services they provide. Representatives from medical and therapeutic services, medical equipment companies and other programs will be present. Exhibitors include:

“We’re hoping for a great turnout at this first Equipment and Therapy Connection Fair so we can plan for this to be a regular event,” said Sorrell. “In the future, we want to expand each event, bringing in more vendors, providers and healthcare partners to provide greater access for families in our district.”

The Equipment and Therapy Connection Fair will take place at Central City Church, 321 Foster Road, Macon, GA 31210. This event, scheduled for July 14, 8 a.m.­–1 p.m., is free and open to the public. Children up to age 20 and their families attending the event are encouraged to register by calling 478-751-6253 or toll-free at 1-888-384-3267, but registration is not required to attend.

Children’s Medical Services is a Georgia Department of Public Health program that provides family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent community-based services. The program works to prevent complications and improve health outcomes for children with special healthcare needs by coordinating access to affordable and comprehensive local health services. Children’s Medical Services promotes quality, cost-effective care that meets the unique needs of children with special healthcare needs and their families.

For more information about the Children’s Medical Services, including referral and eligibility information, visit NCHD52.org/CMS.

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