Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Variety Kids Telethon during the past 61 years.  We wanted to take a minute to explain the services provided at the Variety Tent 7/Dr. Robert Warner Center that you have funded since Dr. Warner began the Telethon in 1962.
Below are the services that Robert Warner Center provides:
-The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center (This is a section of the Robert Warner Center specifically dedicated to the evaluation and support for children with autism)
-Aquatic Therapy – For children with limited mobility to gain strength and range of motion.
-Comprehensive Developmental Program – evaluating School aged and adolescent children for developmental delays, learning and cognitive delays.
-Down Syndrome Clinic- management and guidance for children with Down Syndrome.
-Early Developmental Program – Includes our NICU follow up program to evaluate children that are at risk for developmental delays, early childhood concerns for developmental delays.
-Feeding Disorders Program – Provides comprehensive assessment, management and therapy for children with failure to thrive, difficulty with gaining weight, swallowing, food refusals, etc.
-Leukodystrophy Care Network Certified Center : This is a clinic specifically dedicated for Leukodystrophy in collaboration with Neurology and Hunter’s Hope.
-Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Follow-up Program – Evaluates and follows premature infants discharged from the hospital to follow their development, help linkage to community supports such as Early Intervention.
-Occupational Therapy – 5 therapists provide sensory, and fine motor therapy to inpatients and in clinic.
-Physical Therapy – 8 therapists provide physical therapy to inpatients and in clinic.
-Speech, Language and Audiology Program – 6 therapists provide speech therapy to inpatients and in clinic.
-Spina Bifida Program and Motor program- this includes the PM&R specialist we just extended an offer to, hopefully will continue to build this program to service children with cerebral palsy; we are also planning to get therapists trained in the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) so that we can dedicate a special clinic to the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
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On behalf of all of us at Variety and the children we serve, we would like to thank you!