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Jo Trizila
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The holiday season is upon us. To celebrate the occasion, The Warren Center – a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities – invited North Texas families served by the organization to the annual Operation Santa event.

“We are tremendously grateful for the amount of support we have received from the community this holiday season,” said Amy Spawn, executive director of The Warren Center. “With that support, we were able to serve a record-setting 185 families with holiday cheer in a sensitive environment.”

 Families who attended the event were able to avoid the fuss of long lines at crowded shopping centers to snag a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A special sensory photo session with Santa was held for children with autism, providing a more private and calm experience. More than 400 gifts were collected from generous sponsors throughout the community, ensuring that each child in attendance would take home a new toy for the holidays. Additionally, the holiday celebration treated guests to tasty treats, holiday tunes, games, crafts and more.

For more information and to find out ways to support The Warren Center throughout the year, please visit www.thewarrencenter.org.

The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities. The center serves over 900 children each week as well as their families. Services include speech, occupational and physical therapy; developmental services; and nutrition as well as family education and support. The Early Childhood Intervention Program serves the entire northern half of Dallas County in 48 ZIP codes. Founded in 1968, 2018 marks The Warren Center’s 50th anniversary. For more information, please visit https://www.thewarrencenter.org or follow The Warren Center on Facebook and Twitter.

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