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Children With Special Health Needs
What We Do. Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) supports Vermont children and youth with special health needs by ensuring comprehensive, culturally sensitive, community-based and family-centered services. This is a free public health program for families.
Who We Help. CSHN supports children with complex, chronic health conditions and/or developmental disorders, ages birth to-21, and their families, with flexible, experienced, and proactive services.
Who We Are. A team of medical social workers, nurses, and other specialty providers who are experienced and skilled in working with children, their families, and providers.
How We Help. CSHN provides a variety of services and supports based on your child’s and family’s needs. CSHN focuses on your child, while also taking a holistic, family-centered approach. We are there when you need us the most, and in the background when you don’t. There are a variety of services and programs available depending on the needs of your child and family, including:
- Care Coordination
- Children’s Personal Care Services
- Pediatric Hi-Tech Nursing
- Pediatric Palliative Care
- Child Development Clinic
- Community Nutrition Services
Children with Special Health Needs
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Tel: 800-660-4427 or 802-863-7338
Just call us, we’ll figure it out.
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Sometimes children need extra help with their daily self-care routine. Children’s Personal Care Services may be able to help families and caregivers to pay for one-on-one assistance for a child that needs assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, eating and/or mobility.