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Oakwood Healthcare and UM-Dearborn Welcome the Community to Their New Dearborn Facility
Date:4/17/2009

Center houses acclaimed clinical and education programs for children, families and future teachers

DEARBORN, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakwood Healthcare System's Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) celebrated the grand opening of their new shared facility with a fun night of activities facilitated by the Radio Disney AM 910 Road Crew. Mike Galante, AM Radio Disney Local Personality and Mickey Mouse presented a $2500 check to Susan Youngs, MD, medical director, Center for Exceptional Families. This very generous gift was provided with funds from Disney Worldwide Outreach. A variety of games and craft activities were lead by Disney VoluntEARS who are employees from local Disney stores. Tours of the facility allowed participants to explore the environment, which allows for a comprehensive collaboration of medical and educational programs to provide enhanced services for children, their families and practical training for future educators.

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Oakwood's Center for Exceptional Families, which provides numerous services and oversees the care of children with multiple disabilities and their families. "It is our mission that children with various disabilities be unconditionally embraced through the state-of-the-art medical, rehabilitative, educational, vocational, psychosocial and recreational programs," said Dr. Youngs. "The uniqueness of this program lies in our conviction that we must support and empower the whole family."

UM-Dearborn's ECEC which serves preschool and kindergarten children and university students in teacher preparation programs and the Oakw
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