The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN) includes three programs. The Early Intervention Program (ages 0-3), the Preschool special education program (ages 3-5), and the Physically Handicapped Children's Program (PHCP, up to age 21).
Early Intervention Program
Evaluates and tests for developmental delays for
children ages newborn to 3 years. Services include speech, occupational and physical
therapy, special education, and case management for eligible children. Referrals can
be received from any concerned parent, health care provider, family member or agency.Preschool Special Education Services
Currently serves about 250 preschoolers aged 3-5 with disabilities annually. In addition to acting as a fiscal agent, the Preschool Special Education Program works with school districts and families to develop appropriate Individual Education Plans for preschoolers and to assure that services are delivered in the child's natural environment to the extent possible.