A special child is an infant, child, or young adult who has or may have a disease, defect, or medical condition that may interfere with normal growth and development. The Special Child Health Program coordinates and monitors the services needed by any physically and/or cognitively impaired or child with a potential disability from birth to age 22. Families are informed and referred to programs and services that are available based on their needs.
The Office Provides
- Case management services to children, birth to 22, with chronic illnesses and developmental delays.
- Linkage and referrals to services that benefit their child, including government and community resources.
- Assistance for families to access appropriate educational settings and the related services that may be needed.
Case management is a resource offered at no cost for families.