Special Needs Children
Every parent could use a helping hand, but some parents are in need of special assistance with the health issues their special needs children face. Our public health nurses are committed to helping parents and their children with disabilities or serious physical or mental health problems.
Children are eligible for extra help if they:
Are under the age 18 and live in Snohomish County
Have a serious health or developmental problem
Are at risk for chronic conditions
Require more health and related services than are generally needed
Help for special needs children
The Snohomish Health District’s Children with Special Health Care Needs program offers federal and state-funded support to families for a range of health problems, including premature infants, children with autism and teens with diabetes. Children with Special Health Care Needs program brochure (PDF).
How the program helps parents of children with special needs:
Assessing children’s needs
Educating and counseling parents
Linking families to health care and community resources
To learn more about the program and refer yourself or others, contact the Snohomish Health District.
Newsletter for providers: Child Health Notes
A newsletter is mailed to Snohomish County medical providers 4 – 6 times each year in partnership with the Snohomish County Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program. Child Health Notes provide information for early identification and management of special health and developmental concerns. Formatted as a concise double-sided newsletter, each Child Health Note covers a specific topic and includes contact information for local, state, and national resources. Following are the most recent issues of the Child Health Notes: