Resources for Early Childhood Ages 0-3
Medicaid: Ohio Department of Medicaid delivers health care coverage to more than 3 million residents of Ohio on a daily basis.
CMH: The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (BCMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.
DODD: Learn more about the waivers in Ohio.
Health Care: Need health insurance? You can enroll in or change plans if you have certain life changes, or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
The Catalyst Center: Provides technical assistance to states and stakeholders to improve health insurance and financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs.
Family Voices: Aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.
NCFPP: Ensuring families of children/youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) partner at all levels of decision-making.
Wrightslaw: Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
ODE: The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state's public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools.
RedTreeHouse: Created to provide a welcoming and vibrant online community for families and professionals to explore resources to help children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.
Charting the LifeCourse: This framework was created BY FAMILIES to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to think about life experiences that will help move them toward an inclusive, productive life in the future.
OCECD: The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is a statewide non-profit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them.
Parent CenterHub: Your central hub of information and products for the network of Parent Centers serving families and children with disabilities.
I'm Determined: Self-determination is about youth with disabilities taking control of their lives. Strategies to assist your son or daughter in developing self-determination skills can be found here.
NDSS: The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down Syndrome.