Children With Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN)

Through the Children with Special Health Care Needs program, assistance is given to families in finding appropriate community resources. Families are referred to community or state agencies to help them access health insurance and/or services for their children with special needs. Follow-up is offered to check on the need for further assistance. Outreach is provided within the community, including various community agencies, medical offices, daycare centers, preschools, and health fairs regarding services for children with special needs.

Please call us at 607.778.2851 for more information. You will also find useful information in the links below.


Children with Special Health Care Needs Program Survey

  • Family Satisfaction Survey - The Broome County and New York State Health Departments would like to hear from you regarding the assistance you received from the CSHCN program. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback is very important to us, and will remain confidential.
  • Family Satisfaction Survey - En Espanol

NYS Department of Health Resources

  • Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program - Information regarding community resources for Developmental Disability, Family Support, Mental Health, and Transition from Adolescence to Independence
  • Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs - Available in English / Chinese / French / Italian / Korean / Polish / Russian / Spanish
  • NYS Early Intervention Program - Offers a variety of therapeutic and support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families
  • Developmental Disabilities - Early Intervention Program, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council - State agencies who assist individuals with developmental delays or disabilities and their families
  • Family Support - State agencies that offer family support services
  • Mental Health - State agencies that offer mental health services
  • New York State Parent Guide - Parent guide for children and their caregivers: Starting life together - the story of the first five years of your parenting journey. Whether you are a mother or father (through birth, adoption, or foster care), a grandparent, partner, family friend, aunt or uncle with parenting responsibilities, what you say and do in your role as a parent matters.


  • Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network - Facilitated Enrollment for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid
  • New York Medicaid Waiver - Medicaid waivers help provide services to people who would otherwise be in a nursing home or hospital to receive long-term care in the community, including those with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Autism

Health Care

Child Development

  • Broome County Early Intervention Program - The Early Intervention Program is a statewide program that provides many different types of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Early Help Makes a Difference!
  • Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! - A coordinated effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them



Special Education

Helpful Community Organizations and Services