What support is available to families of children and youth with special health care needs?

Wisconsin has several organizations designed to support children and their families:

ABC for Health logo

ABC for Health is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit public-interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk.

Family Voices of WI logo

Family Voices of Wisconsin is a statewide network of families who have children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities providing information, training and leadership opportunities so that families can be informed and effective partners in their child’s care and in influencing the systems that support them.

Parent to Parent of WI logo

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin supports parents of children with special needs through a one-to-one connection with another parent.

Wisconsin First Step provides an online resource directory and a 24-hour information and referral hotline (1-800-642-7837) serving families of children with special needs and professionals. Language Line services and TTY/TDD are available for hearing impaired individuals.

Regional Centers for CYSHCN logo

Wisconsin’s Regional Centers support families with CYSHCN and the providers who serve them. Free and confidential services include information, referral, problem solving, parent support, help understanding insurance coverage and applications, transition planning and connections to community resources.

 

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