Baylor College of Medicine News

Resource fair for children with special health needs and genetic disorders July 20

Leaders and representatives of state and local genetics support and service organizations will gather in Houston July 20 to offer resources for families with children with special health needs and genetic disorders.

With funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services and organized by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, the free resources fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (1475 West Gray, 77019).

Organizations attending the fair include the Down Syndrome Association of Houston; Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Texas, Inc.; Mayor's Office for Persons with Disabilities; Project Delivery of Chronic Care Houston; Spina Bifida Association of Houston Gulf Coast; Williams Syndrome Association; Texas Children’s Hospital Genetics Clinic; Child Life and Dental; 2-1-1 Texas/United Way Helpline; National Alliance on Mental Illness; Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County; Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services: Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services; Easter Seals Houston; Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation; Harris County Department of Education Early Childhood Intervention; Disability Rights Texas; Avondale House; Texas Parent To Parent; Family to Family Network; National Fragile X Foundation; Denta Quest; Vita Living, Inc.; ESCAPE Family Resource Center; Maximus; Women, Infants and Children Harris County; Texas Children’s Health Plan and the River Performing and Visual Arts Center, an affiliate of Theatre Under the Stars.

No registration required. For more information, contact Susan Fernbach at (832) 822-4182.