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Effort ongoing for children with developmental disabilities

Educators and service providers in Petersburg are spreading the word about Childfind, a free service to identify and help children with developmental disabilities. Local parents with questions or concerns about a child’s development can find out more information with several people and agencies in the community. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Bridget Wittstock, special education coordinator with the Petersburg school district and Peggy Floro, a developmental specialist with the REACH infant learning program about Childfind.

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Parents with children up to age three can call Floro at REACH at 772-3488 or for children ages 3 to 21 call Witstock at the school district at 772-4271.

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