Children with Special Needs
Public Health supports families with children with special health care needs. All children who are at risk or have a health and/or developmental problems are eligible for care coordination regardless of income.
A nurse care coordinator will:
- Screen children who are at risk for development delay.
- Refer you to local resources for early intervention services – physical, occupational and speech therapy, and pre-school.
- Assist with specific areas of concern, such as nutrition, feeding, growth, development and behaviors issues.
- Provide information about your child's medical condition.
- Provide referrals to parent support organizations.
- Help your family locate financial assistance to pay for your child's care.
For more information or to refer a child call (360) 397-8440 or fill out the following form and fax to (360) 397-8442.
Printable CSN Referral Form
Printable CSN Brochure
Early Screening and Intervention for Developmental Delay is Key to Helping Your Child Reach Their Maximum Potential -- click on this printable brochure for resources in community that help identify infants/children as early as possible who may benefit from further evaluation and/or early intervention services.
CHILD HEALTH NOTES:
A quarterly newsletter focusing on a topic of interest for families and providers working with children who have special health care needs.
1st&2nd Quarter 2017 -- "Speech Disfluency and Stuttering in Early Childhood" pdf
4th Quarter 2016 -- "Red Flags in Speech & Language Development"
3rd Quarter 2016 -- "Postpartum Depression-more common that you may thing....and more significant for the child than you may be aware!"
2nd Quarter 2016 -- "WithinReach Resource Finder: Help for Children w/Autism Spectrum Disorders"
1st Quarter 2016 -- "Care Coordination for Children & Youth w/Epilepsy"
Child Health Notes from past years:
1st Quarter 2015 -- "Formula for Full-Term Infants" pdf
2nd Quarter 2015 -- "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)" pdf
3rd Quarter 2015 -- "What is Autism Now? The New DSM-5 Definition" pdf
4th Quarter 2015 -- "Down Syndrome" pdf
1st Quarter 2014 -- "Fecal Incontinence (Encopresis) in Childhood" pdf
2nd Quarter 2014 -- "Television and Screen Time" pdf
3rd Quarter 2014 -- "Early Brain & Child Development" pdf
4th Quarter 2014 -- "Fragile X Syndrome and Related Disorders" pdf
1st Quarter 2013 -- "Developmental Surveillance and Screening" pdf
2nd Quarter 2013 -- "Tube Feedings" pdf
3rd Quarter 2013 -- "Growth Charts" pdf
4th Quarter 2013 -- "Vision Screening for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers" pdf
1st Quarter 2012 -- "Oral Health Guidance" pdf
2nd Quarter 2012 -- "WithinReach and ParentHelp123" pdf
3rd Quarter 2012 -- "Obesity in Children w/Special Needs" pdf
4th Quarter 2012 -- "Autism Spectrum Disorders" pdf