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McCarty Center to host free carnival for community

The J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities is hosting a free carnival for the community to celebrate children with special needs.

The carnival is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8 at the center, 2002 E. Robinson St. in Norman. The event will include games, food and information about services and volunteer opportunities at the center and resources in the community for people with disabilities. The carnival is also an opportunity to recognize "National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month," which is celebrated each March.

The McCarty Center specializes in the care and treatment of children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 21.

The carnival will feature activities for families, such as games, face painting and arts and crafts projects; information booths from area organizations; and a tour of Camp ClapHans, a residential summer camp for kids with disabilities that is located on the center's property.

"We are so excited about hosting this carnival. We believe it's an opportunity to honor the extraordinary children and adults in our community who have developmental disabilities and provide parents with information about organizations and programs that could benefit their families," said Sharla Bardin, public information manager at the center.

For more information, contact Bardin at 307-2804 or by email at You can also find out more information on the center's Facebook page at "J.D McCarty Center."

Event information box:

What: Free carnival

When: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., March 8

Where: J.D. McCarty Center, 2002 E. Robinson St., Norman

For more information: Call (405) 307-2804 or visit the McCarty Center's Facebook page at "J.D McCarty Center."

Mogan and DCS Tabitha

Morgan Livingston and Tabitha Moyer, a direct-care specialist, take a silly picture during a carnival last fall. The center is hosting a free carnival for the public on March 8 to celebrate "National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month."

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2013 Annual Report

(January 20, 2014)

The J.D. McCarty Center is proud to release the annual report for fiscal year 2013. The theme of the report is "Terrific Teams," and the publication features articles on the patients, employees, volunteers and supporters who make up the McCarty Center team. The report also spotlights the center's new and current programs that aim to reach more children and families in Oklahoma.

Click the "Annual Reports" link on the menu to the left to view our 2010-2013 reports.

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Elias Wood works with Nacy Bettes

Patient Elias Wood smiles as he works with Nacy Bettes, an occupational therapist.

Kyle Ramsey with a nurse

Patient Kyle Ramsey enjoys spending time with nurse Lisa Lairson.