Special Needs of Greater Piedmont, in partnership with Prince William Health System, will host the second community forum on Building the Medical Infrastructure in Greater Piedmont. The healthcare network includes the main hospital in Manassas, Heathcote Health Center and the new hospital facility under development in Haymarket, Virginia: http://www.myhaymarkethospital.org/.
The discussion will focus upon healthcare services and supports in this rapidly-growing region, especially for those who live in western Prince William County and surrounding areas. The primary audience will be parents of children with disabilities and developmental delays.
We hope to create a positive atmosphere for community-partnered action working with the hospital team for the benefit of the broader population. This is an exciting and proactive opportunity to directly impact the systems that support our children through a community forum.
Update on Event (end time extended by 30 minutes for additional program):
It gives us great pleasure to announce that a representative from Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William (SBGPW) will be joining us as we explore the topic of building the medical infrastructure for special needs in our community. In tandem with our event on 6 October, SBGPW will provide a short additional program where we can learn about the initiatives. The leadership is currently conducting a comprehensive community assessment of early learning needs. Special Needs of Greater Piedmont will add 30 minutes to the schedule so that SBGPW can introduce the community-partnered project and learn more about what is important to families of this region. In support of the revised timeline, the event will be held from 3 PM to 5 PM.
History of the Event:
Building the Medical Infrastructure in Greater Piedmont was first held on Saturday, 16 June 2012 and was attended by experts and parents from across the region. Families in the community of special needs gathered in Haymarket, Virginia with the leadership of Prince William Health System to discuss three fundamental questions:
1. What medical supports and services do you wish had been available during your early years of evaluation and treatment?
2. What medical supports and services would benefit you and your family today?
3. Based on your personal experiences, what medical supports and services would benefit the community of special needs in the future?
The hospital listened to the collective voices of our community, and graciously offered to join together again during the Fall of 2012 through a second forum. The hospital will share with us about the evolution of services in our area for children with developmental delays and disabilities.
The October 2012 event represents a milestone anniversary for our collaborative efforts. Special Needs of Greater Piedmont first reached out to the hospital leadership team during October 2011 and has been able to share ideas, information and insights to help shape the future of healthcare in this rapidly-growing region.
It says a great deal about the local hospital when the leadership is willing to hear what is important to the community of Special Needs and to help us explore that vision.
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Special Needs of Greater Piedmont is a network dedicated to enriching the quality of life for children with developmental delays and disabilities in our community.