The Children with Special Health Care Needs program is the umbrella which houses Early Intervention (EI), Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Child Find. It is also a resource and referral program for children birth through age 21. The CSHCN program provides assistance to families who may need help accessing various health care professionals and other community resources.
Staff is available for care-coordination. We offer telephone assistance and/or home visit support that may be needed. We can team with you and your Primary Care Provider to help ensure that your child receives the best plan of services for his/her optimal health and development.
There is no cost to families for participation in CSHCN, EI, Preschool Special Education and Child Find.
Child Find is a combined effort between you, your doctor and our staff that monitors the developmental progress of your child in the areas of physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional and self help skill development.
The preschool Special Education Program is a partnership between the Cayuga County Health Department and local school districts, providing services for children ages 3-5 who exhibit delays in development that affect current “academic” success.