Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities Celebrates 40 Years

Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) July 27, 2009 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Jessica Heilmann Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (919) 755-2661 jheilmann@tammylynncenter.org

Brian Van Norman (919) 232-5008 brian@articulon.com

Public Invited to Open House on August 1

The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (www.tammylynncenter.org) marks a celebratory milestone this year as the Center celebrates 40 years of serving children and adults with special needs. The public is invited to an open house being held on Saturday, August 1, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be a ceremony honoring the three founding families beginning at 11:30 a.m. along with a special performance by Voices Together, a performing chorus featuring talented musicians with developmental disabilities.

Founded on July 11, 1969 to overcome the challenge of unmet needs for children with disabilities, the Center began as the Mother’s Morning Out program in the basement of the Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary, N.C. The program quickly expanded and grew into a full-day services program including a special education school, therapy and respite services, and eventually, a residential program.

Today, the Tammy Lynn Center is unique in North Carolina for its scope of services, helping nearly 400 families each year. “I don’t know of any other program in North Carolina that provides as many different types of services under one umbrella,” says Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

Forty years after its founding, the Center continues to be a place of growth and care for children and adults with special needs, as well as a place of comfort and understanding for their families. “We’re accomplishing miracles here,” adds Freeman. “There is joy and unparalleled accomplishment, not hopelessness and sadness. Everyone here is remarkable—the staff, the families, and the children and adults we serve.”

For more information, contact Jessica Heilmann at (919) 755-2661 or jheilmann@tammylynncenter.org.

About Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities

About the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities:
Located on a nine-acre campus near N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. Since 1969, the Tammy Lynn Center has been committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. The TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., and is independently and exclusively operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company, Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are 501 (c) (3) entities, and contributions are tax deductible according to IRS rules and regulations. Visit http://www.tammylynncenter.org

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Press Release Submitted On: July 28, 2009 at 9:23 am
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