Making Connections for Pennsylvania’s Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Special Kids Network, in partnership with the PA Elks Home Service Program helps children and youth with special health care needs, by helping their families get the services and support these young people require in order to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential.
The Special Kids Network offers:
- A toll-free Special Kids Network helpline at 1-800-986-4550. Department of Health Staff can provide information about health care resources, education, employment, respite care, advocacy, assistive
technologies and more.
- Service Coordination – If the family has further needs that cannot be addressed by telephone – with permission – a referral can be made to the PA Elks Home Service Program for free in-home service coordination services.
- Regional Coordinators – Eight parents of children with special health care needs who work in the community to identify service gaps and address the unique challenges of your local service system.
and the regions they serve
Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland