Children with Special Needs
The goal of Child Find is to ensure that all children in New York State have a physician. Qualified staff work with families, physicians and support agencies to offer developmental screenings & support to all children birth to age three who reside in Lewis County.
The Early Intervention Program (Birth-2)
The Early Intervention Program provides screenings and evaluations for children birth to age two to help identify developmental delays. Once your child is determined eligible for Early Intervention, some of the services availble include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and special instruction;
The Preschool Special Education Program (3-5 Years)
This program focuses on the educational needs of children ages, 3 to 5, until they are Kindergarten eligible and is administered through the local school district in which the child resides. Children who are eligible for preschool services have a qualifying developmental or learning delay. Services are provided at no cost; and
Children with Special Care Needs (CSCN) Programs assist children from Birth to age 21 to reach toward and achieve developmental and educational goals and includes:
The Physically Handicapped Children’s Program (PHCP)
PHCP was created to ensure access to health care through diagnostic evaluation and services for chronically ill and disable children.
The Dental Program is designed to offer help to correct severe physically handicapping dental conditions, such as cleft lip and palate or severe malocclusions.
These programs are used for children when there is no other payer source for the medical services they need or when current insurance does not cover all the costs incurred.
We can also assist with accessing health and non-health care services. We can help with obtaining insurance, educational resources, social program assistance (public health services, social services, WIC, food stamps, SSI, transportation, respite services), and medical equipment.
Children with Special Health Care Needs Resource Book
Coordinator of Programs
Stephanie Houser Fouse
NY STATE OF HEALTH
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, is where New Yorkers can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. You have a choice of health plans and help finding the plan that is right for you. It’s the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage. Health insurance offered in the Marketplace includes a comprehensive set of benefits. To learn more, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.