Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program
The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCNP) works with national, state, and community-based agencies to link children to appropriate services, close service gaps, reduce duplication, and develop policies to better service families.
This program is available to children from birth through age 21 who:
Have a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition that is expected to last 12 months or longer
Examples include ADHD, asthma, autism spectrum disorders, childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, deaf or blind, diabetes, Downs syndrome, heart disease, and mental conditions
May receive services from various public and private agencies/providers for health, education, and/or social services
May need case management to help coordinate care and services due to complex medical, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral health needs
Wisconsin has five Regional Centers devoted to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the providers who serve them. Each center has specialists. They offer free and private services and can help you:
Connect to community resources.
Douglas County is in the Western Region. Phone: 800- 400-3678