Special & Developmental Needs

children with special health needsFinding information and resources to help your child with special needs can be a challenge.

Supporting and Caring for Your Child

As a parent, you are the most important person in your child’s life. You want to give your family the best care you can. There are early intervention services available as well as other kinds of support that can be of help. Finding information and resources to help your child with special needs can be a challenge. This site may give you a starting point for your search.

Support for You and Your Family

There is support beyond your health care provider network. Talking with other families with similar life experiences can be a source for understanding and emotional support. Learn more about support for parents.

Support for Ages 0-3

You may have questions or concerns about your child's development. Early intervention offers families a way to connect with services and resources that can help. Learn more about early intervention.

Children and Youth Ages 3-18

There are services and providers that can help coordinate your child's care and development. Learn more about special needs services for ages 3-18.

Transition to Adulthood

It's never too early to start learning about activities and resources available to young adults with disabilities. Read more about opportunities and transitions.

Building a Partnership with Your Doctor

Help your doctor understand all aspects of your child's life. You should feel good about expressing concerns, asking questions and adding insight, and listening respectfully to what your provider says as well. Learn more about building a relationship with your child's doctor.