Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
Next Steps: After Diagnosis
The Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) is available to assist families and to ensure all children have a healthy and bright future.
If your child has been diagnosed with a medical condition or has been identified as deaf or hard of hearing during the newborn screening process, you may have many questions and concerns. Parents often tell us the diagnosis was simply “overwhelming” and they are concerned about what their next steps should be. You have many resources, and Children and Youth with Special Health Needs is available to help you navigate the healthcare system and guide you in these “Next Steps”.
One of the most important things to remember is your child's condition is manageable. Although he or she will need continued medical care, the serious effects of these conditions can usually be prevented if care is started early. Management of medication, changes in your baby's diet, or even learning and adapting to a diagnosis of hearing loss will ensure your child has a great start.
Our goal in CYSHN is to provide links to the most appropriate care, and to empower you with the information you need to make the best decisions possible for you and your child.
|Updated Wednesday, 25-Jul-2012 16:30:03 CDT|