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Pathways.org

November 13, 2013 13:35 ET

Pathways.org Helps Shine a Light on Important Issues in Child Development

Nonprofit's 29th Anniversary Dinner Raises Money to Create Free Educational Resources for Parents and Health Professionals

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 13, 2013) - Pathways.org, a nonprofit educational foundation advocating early detection and therapy for children's early motor, sensory, and communication delays, will host its 29th annual fundraising dinner on Monday, November 18th, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, IL. Pathways.org looks to raise more than $1 million to help create free, educational materials on child development.

The dinner will highlight the recent accomplishments of Pathways.org, made possible by donations from last year's dinner, including: the production of a new video series about children's sensory issues and how occupational therapy can help; the distribution of more than 345 courses on detecting early motor delays; and the launch of new website sections with information on torticollis, plagiocephaly, and early communication.

Using multimedia in multiple languages, Pathways.org reaches across the world to provide free resources to parents and health professionals to the benefit of the 600,000 babies born each year who are at risk for early motor, sensory, and communication delays. All videos, brochures, and web content are available for free to download, copy, and share. The Pathways.org Medical Roundtable, comprised of highly esteemed physicians, nurse practitioners, therapists, and parents, supports and approves all materials.

Award-winning journalist, producer, and news anchor Bill Kurtis will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. 

To attend the annual dinner or make a contribution please visit www.pathways.org/donate.

About Pathways.org

Since 1985, Pathways.org has used evidence based research and multimedia to promote each child's fullest inclusion. Pathways.org strives to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and intervention for children's motor, sensory, and communication development. The Pathways.org infant milestones brochure has been recognized and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as a definitive resource concerning early development. Pathways.org also has an outpatient clinic that offers best practice pediatric occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and provides postgraduate training to health professionals. Pathways to Inclusion suggests methods to welcome all abilities and their families into communities, sports, schools and houses of faith. For more information, call the Pathways.org toll-free parent answered hotline at 1.800.955.CHILD (2445) or email friends@pathways.org. Pathways.org is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public foundation.

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