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The Warren Center will host the Third Annual Strong Start Virtual Conference in celebration of Early Intervention Day on Friday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early Intervention Day was created by The Warren Center in 2021 to help educate local communities and raise public awareness of early intervention services for children. According to the CDC, acting early on developmental concerns can make a big difference in the lives of families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. As an early intervention service provider, The Warren Center is proud to pioneer this celebration in the state of Texas. 

The Warren Center, the North Texas nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, will host the Early Intervention Day virtual conference, Strong Start, to provide support to parents and professionals who know that brain development from birth to age five determines how children grow, learn and interact with others for the rest of their lives.  At this one-of-a-kind online learning experience child development experts will take a deep dive into a number of topics including nurturing a parent/child relationship in the digital age, how to protect children as they navigate the digital world, and tips for establishing healthy sleep habits for parents and their children. Keynote speaker, Feleceia Benton, is sure to inspire professionals and parents alike! Her story about raising a child who has Down syndrome and creating her own business is truly inspirational. 

Amy Spawn, CEO of The Warren Center says, “We hope that Early Intervention Day will bring more awareness of the value of early intervention and the resources available to help children with developmental delays and disabilities. We encourage parents to trust their gut and seek EI services if they suspect their child may not be meeting developmental milestones.”

The CDC estimates one in six children have intellectual or physical disabilities or delays. In Dallas County alone, over 102,000 children have a developmental disability. EI programs have proven to show academic achievement, behavior, educational progression and attainment, and labor market success. 

Spawn says, “In our world, every day is Early Intervention Day, but on July 28th we are proud to host our third annual Early Intervention Day to help every child have a better chance of reaching their potential in daily living. Our virtual conference is free, we encourage parents and professionals to register as soon as they can.”

It is not too late to sign up for a free session, please visit, https://strongstart2023.sched.com/ and create an account on Sched. Click on the sessions of interest, then click "sign up" to sign up for Sched or "log in" if you already have a Sched account near the event title. Once you sign up for a Sched account and fill out your profile information, (we recommend you toggle your account to "public" so we can see who’s attending), checkmark the sessions you are interested in attending and it will add it to your schedule. Your schedule will then be e-mailed to you. Sessions exclusively in Spanish feature a green tag under "filters." The Pro Series sessions are available to all therapy providers.

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