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Early Childhood - Healthy Living

Early Childhood - Healthy Living
Early Childhood - Healthy Living
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
  Are you finding medical and health personnel experienced in caring for children with my diagnosis?  Are you taking me to a pediatrician who understands and meets my needs?  Does our pediatrician refer me to specialists when needed? Am I getting the therapies I need to help me to grow and develop?  Am I part of a “medical home”?  Do I need to be?  Do you feel like you have to go along with everything the professionals tell you about me, even if your gut tells you otherwise?  Do you know what to do if we don’t like or if you disagree with my medical professionals?  Are you teaching me about healthy, nutritious food and how my body works?  Do you have a “go bag” containing extra medication  and whatever else I may need in an emergency?  Do others know what to do, if something happens to my primary care takers?

Medical and Healthcare Personnel

Where can I find a doctor that accepts Medicaid?   http://answers.hhs.gov/questions/3308

Husky Health CT providers—http://www.huskyhealthct.org/provider_lookup.html

How to Find a Developmental Pediatrician

Healthy Children.Org– Helpful information describing the background and experiences of a developmental pediatrician.   http://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/health-management/pediatric-specialists/pages/What-is-a-Developmental-Behavioral-Pediatrician.aspx
Therapies for Intellectual Disabilities & Outdated/Unproven Treatments
Useful article providing an overview of common used therapies.   http://www.dekcsb.org/208-intellectual-disabilities/article/10373-therapies-for-intellectual-disabilities-and-outdated-unproven-treatments
Medical Home (information about Services)

Title 5 - Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Connecticut's Medical Home Initiative (Health coverage for children) For information on the Connecticut Medical Home Initiative for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) or to speak to a care coordinator call CDI toll free at: 1-800-505-7000.
Health and Nutrition
KidsHealth.org - –lots of useful information on this website http://kidshealth.org/parent/centers/fitness_nutrition_center.html
Husky Health –Connecticut's health care information for children  http://www.huskyhealth.com/Much of our work focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities
Center for Disease Control (CDC) -    Information focused on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities  http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/
Transition Timeline For Children & Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs

Emergency Management
Emergency Management Be Prepared Kit
Healthcare Advocacy
Office of the Health Care Advocate - (Toll Free) 1-866-466-4446