Families caring for children with special needs often require services from many different service systems: medical, educational, vocational, social, legal and so on. The Community-Based Systems of Care Work Group advocates a coordinated and integrated system of services that families can easily access.
The Work at Hand
The Community-Based Systems of Care Work Group:
- Recently completed a report on the implementation of Chapter 171, an act of the state legislature that requires seven public agencies to obtain substantial consumer input about the needs of people with disabilities.
- Is now turning its attention to the issue of respite care for families of children with special health care needs.
The DME Access Project
DME Access Project:
Tracking Durable Medical Equipment (DME) from Recommendation to Delivery for CSHCN is also rooted in the promotion of well coordinated, easily accessible community-based systems of care.