Monday, July 20, 2009

The Steel Magnolias

To raise funds and to promote goodwill and the public’s awareness of the needs and services of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center.
By raising funds, through a variety of events and projects, the Steel Magnolias support the Geraldine A. Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, located in Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California.

The Stramski Developmental Center is a special needs center created to help children and families deal with conditions like autism, cleft lip and palate, learning problems, mental retardation, developmental delays and birth defects. The center also has a sleep disorders and international adoption clinic. For many of these children their conditions are invisible, serious and life-long and they face almost insurmountable challenges. Very few of these situations are “quick-fixes” and require numerous visits and extensive pre-consult and post consult work. Children need advocates and for many of our patients, parents are not effective in this role primarily due to cultural, educational and language differences. The Stramski Center fills this gap by facilitating access to services and monitoring progress. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center is able to provide individualized care to help children reach their optimum potential.

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