Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Youth and families who have children with special health care needs work with OCSHCN staff to build a more family centered system of health care. Training and leadership development is a key component of this project.
Families and youth are involved in various OCSHCN projects, as advisors, policy development, insuring "Family Friendly" language and processes.
Some of the projects and programs utilizing the asset of parent and youth participation can be found in below:
- Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona (Tucson and Southern Arizona) is committed to providing encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs so that their children can reach their maximum potential within the family and society.
- Raising Special Kids (Metro Phoenix and Northern Arizona) is one of 100 Parent Training and Information centers in the United States, providing information, resources, and support to families of children with disabilities.