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    The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (FCCYSHCN)

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    The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Welcome to the Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) Family Center!  The parent-directed section of CSHCS is named the Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.  We help shape CSHCS policies and procedures and help families navigate CSHCS.  We also offer health resource information and emotional support to all Michigan families of children with special needs.  To call on us, enrollment in CSHCS is not required.  

    How to reach us:
     1)  Call the CSHCS Family Center Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722, or 
     2)  Send an email to: 
     
    cshcsfc@michigan.gov 


    History
    The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is a section of Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS).  It is Michigan's prominent family-centered care initiative.  Every state has a similar special health care program under Title V of the Social Security Act.  It was founded in January 1988 by Dr. Bill Clexton. Originally named the Parent Participation Program (PPP), it was renamed to the Family Center in 2006.
     

    When CSHCS launched PPP, it was a national innovation to employ a parent of a child with special health care needs to represent families on the Title V administrative team.  Because of the trial's success, numerous Title V programs nationwide have adopted the concept.  Today, the Family Center is comprised primarily of parent consultants who have children with special health care needs. 


    Purpose
    The Family Center's primary purpose is to help shape CSHCS policies and procedures and to help families navigate the CSHCS system.  Through its Family Support Network of Michigan, the Center provides emotional support and information statewide to families of children with special health care needs.  
     


    Services
    Services of the Family Center of Children and Youth with Special Health Needs include:

      1)  Answering the CSHCS Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722
      2)  Directing the Family Support Network of Michigan 
      3)  Administering scholarships to enable Michigan parents to attend conferences 
      4)  Leading training and presentations related to children with special needs and to parent and professional collaboration
      5)  
    Assisting youth with special needs and their families in the transition to adulthood


    Online Payment Option
    CSHCS clients with payment agreement obligations can now make online payments via the credit card or e-check options.   Click here to pay your payment agreement fee . (We are currently experiencing issues with FireFox.  Please use another browser.  We apologize for the inconvenience)


    CSHCS Brochures

    Link for ordering CSHCS Brochures    -   Click the 'Children's Health Care' link.

    Online Brochures (you can print from here):
        
     Using Other Insurance with CSHCS   
         CSHCS Insurance Premium Payment Benefit    

         
    FSN Brochure   
         CSHCS Informational Brochure: Arabic    English     Spanish         
         
    Children with Special Needs Fund (CSN) 


    Informational Links
    Transition to Adulthood 
    What is CSHCS? 
    Michigan Department of Community Health Online Courses 

    Last Updated September 12, 2013
    Related Content
     •  Affordable Care Act (ACA) & Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) PDF icon
     •  CSHCS Provider Information Page
     •  CSHCS Related State and Federal Links
     •  Enrollment of Beneficiaries with Both CSHCS and Medicaid into a Medicaid Health Plan
     •  Pay Your Payment Agreement Fees Here
     •  Important Security Notice
     •  2008 Children's Special Health Care Services Strategic Planning
     •  CSHCS Links for Local Health Departments
     •  Michigan Prepares: Disaster Preparedness for Families and Communities
     •  Transition to Adulthood
     •  CSHCS Demographic Charts
     •  General Information For Families About "Children's Special Health Care Services" (CSHCS)
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