At the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, the Special Needs Program works to strengthen services for children with developmental disabilities and their families by providing comprehensive clinical services, care coordination, and by engaging parents as partners in their children’s care. We also work collaboratively with community partners and build community capacity to provide high-quality services for these families.
It is critical that developmental delays are identified as early as possible because high-quality early intervention can improve the child’s developmental outcomes.
Who Are Children with Special Health Care Needs?
Children under the age of 18 who have, or are at risk for, a developmental disability.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to, autism, intellectual disability, learning or speech disorders, genetic and chromosomal disorders, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychiatric conditions.
We offer comprehensive care for your child with special health care needs, which includes routine checkup with developmental screening, care coordination, case management, social work services, and parent-peer support.
Chinese Language Parent Resources
We offer comprehensive bilingual care for your child with special health care needs, which includes:
- Bilingual Parent-Peer Leaders who connect parents to support services and resources.
- Monthly Drop-in Parent Groups that provide a safe space to express parent needs, exchange information, and receive parent-peer support.
- Parent trainings and workshops.