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WHAT WE DO: RECENT PROJECTS

 

Employee Benefits Study for
Children with Special Health Care Needs

New England SERVE was part of a team examining employer-sponsored benefit systems and workplace supports as they relate to employees who have children with special needs. 

Operating from 2001 to 2006, this project had three primary goals:

  • To examine how current benefit structures help employees who have children with special health care needs,
  • To determine how employers and purchasers understand the needs of employees caring for children with special health care needs,
  • To identify opportunities for improvements in workplace supports and employment benefits for employees caring for a child with special health care needs.

Download the project's two publications:

Children with Special Needs and the Workplace: A Guide for Employers
Center for Child and Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, January 2005

Workplace Benefits for Families of Children with Special Needs: A Guide for Employees
Center for Child and Health Policy, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, January 2005

For more information on the Employee Benefits Study for Children with Special Health Care Needs:

Visit the project's Web site.

Read the Wall Street Journal's article about the study, Companies Are Offering Assistance to Parents of Kids with Disabilities, Sue Shellenberger, October 14, 2005.

View a presentation about the study and its findings, including the important opportunities within Work-Life and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for addressing families' needs.

View a presentation by a national Work-Life Services vendor, discussing a win-win formula for families and employers.

The Employee Benefits Study for Children with Special Health Care Needs was a collaborative effort among:

  • Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Family Voices
  • New England SERVE
  • Boston University School of Public Health � Health and Disability Working Group