Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Cayuga County Health Department has 4 programs for children with special needs: Early Intervention (EI), Child Find Program, Preschool Special Education Program, and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). These programs provide assistance to families with children / youth with disabilities 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 EI, Child Find Program, Preschool Special Education Program, or CYSHCN Program.
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) is a resource and referral program that follows children from birth to 21 years of age who are suspected of having or diagnosed with a physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional disability.
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.