RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS (CSHCN)

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  • Access Support For Your Family
    Talking with families who are going through similar experiences can often help you to address concerns and cope with your child's disability and your family's needs.
  • You Are An Advocate
    A page of tips to help you be an advocate for your child/youth with special health care needs via Family Voices.

Transition and School Services

Local Community Support

  • ARC of Kitsap/Jefferson County
    Community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy and related neurological disorders and their families.
    • Parent 2 Parent
      Provides personal support and works to match parents in one-to-one relationships with trained experienced parents, based on similar diagnoses and family issues.
    • Events Calendar
  • Holly Ridge Center – Infant Toddler Program
    Anyone can refer a child (0-3 years of age) for developmental screening and evaluation.
  • Kitsap County Parent Coalition
    Monthly meetings for networking with other families, training and education for children and adults with different abilities living in Kitsap County.

Online Resources

  • Informing Families Building Trust
    Up-to-date information about issues, services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities & their families. Features articles by parents, siblings & individuals, an extensive video library, news bulletins, and social media information sharing
  • Family Community Connections Guidebook
    Information & resources for families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Washington State, including worksheets for identifying people, places and ideas to help broaden your family member's social circle and community connections.

Insurance and Managed Care

  • Insurance Worksheet
    Use when calling your health insurance company to find out about therapies and early intervention service coverage for your child.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Social Security Income (SSI)

  • SSI for children under 18 (English)

Emergency Preparedness

Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports



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