Children with Special Health Care Needs
Provides community based care coordinators to assist families to access needed healthcare and related services for children with chronic illness or disability, including help with finding medical, social, psychological, educational and financial assistance and resources.
Provides a specialized team approach and coordinated care for children with physical disabilities associated with significant orthopedic, neurologic, muscular and motor coordination delays.
Nutrition, Feeding and Swallowing (NFS) Program
Provides a statewide network of pediatric nutritionists and feeding specialists offering in home consultation.
A statewide network of five programs to provide a community-based approach to state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation services, for children ages 0-6 suspected of or at risk for altered developmental progress.
Information and Referral Services are available to any family regardless of of financial eligibility. A major focus is triage to community services and problem-solving regarding gaps in mental health services.
The psychologist works with children who are enrolled with Care Coordination and provides family and school consultations, individual child assessments, and selected short-term treatment. Issues addressed include behavior management, learning problems and diagnosis, self-care concerns, and problems of therapeutic adherence and self-esteem.
Information and Referral
A variety of chronic illness or disabilities affecting children, as well as national, state and community resources is provided to families and the professional community. Referral to medical specialists experienced with children who have special health care needs (CSHCN) is available for children who already have a diagnosis and for children who may not yet have a diagnosis or are considered "at risk" of developing a chronic disease or disabling condition. Contacting professional staff directly, and/or using the e-mail feature on the Contact page is how we provide this service.
Is part of a national network of similar parent-administered organizations. The staff of NHFV consists of parents of CSHCN who can personally relate to the issues and concerns raised by families seeking assistance.
A statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions or young adults, regardless of income. The program provides community events, education, and resource access.
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